If you have a hidden disability and need to travel or want to travel for pleasure or business, then the reality is that there are some things that you should consider to make the travel go much more smoothly. That is why we mention the things that you should take into consideration in order to help you have a more enjoyable trip with fewer hassles.
1 Book your seat on a plane, bus or train based on your health needs.
You do not have to just accept any seat that a travel agent has assigned to you if you have a hidden disability. For example, if you have a health condition where you need to have fast access to the bathroom and on a frequent basis, then you should indicate that you need to have an aisle seat. Or if you have arthritis or fibromyalgia, you should seek a seating arrangement that will provide you with more room for your legs, so that you can shift your positioning a bit more frequently to ensure maximum comfort.
2 Choose a hotel that accommodates your health needs.
You will also likely be staying at a hotel if you are not staying with relatives or friends when you are traveling. Therefore, you should make sure that you invest the time to do some careful research in order to find out if the hotel will be able to accommodate your health needs. The amenities should be comfortable for you. For example, you may not want to stay in a place where the bathroom is shared with the guests if you need to access the bathroom quickly and frequently due to your health condition. Also, you should select a hotel that is located close to a medical facility in case your health condition unexpectedly needs attention while you are away. This means that just because a certain type of accommodation may be less expensive, this does not mean that it is the right place for you to stay at while you are traveling. The place must be able to accommodate your hidden disability well by ensuring your comfort and needs are met and by being close to a medical facility. If you have to pay more to have this type of accommodation to stay at, the price is certainly well worth it, as you will have a more comfortable stay and will have better peace of mind.
3 Get medical travel insurance.
When you are traveling, you certainly hope for the best. You want to have a great trip that goes smoothly. You want to truly be able to relax and enjoy your time. But when you have a hidden disability, the reality is that something can happen with your health condition. Therefore, it is prudent for you to get medical travel insurance when you are traveling to ensure that you will have the medical care that you need. If you do not have the medical coverage that you require when you are away if your health worsens, you could be faced with high medical bills that could financially devastate you otherwise. Thus, medical travel insurance makes sense.