10 Multiple Sclerosis Travel Tips

  • Pack light. No matter where you are going, packing light will help make traveling more manageable.
  • Pack comfortably. Bring a pillow and blanket with you. You never know when you’ll want it, especially if you’re on a long road trip or sitting in the airport.
  • Handicapped placard prep. Every state has different requirements for handicapped parking placards. That’s why the DMV recommends contacting both your DMV and the other state’s DMV to make sure you’re clear on what to do when driving in a new state.
  • Choose a close seat. Some airlines let you choose your seat. If the one you’re flying with does, try to choose a seat near the front of the plane. This could help keep you from having to walk through several aisles and avoid potential difficulties getting to the restroom.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Momentum magazine has a few recommendations for comfortable options when traveling. Comfortable shoes could also make maneuvering through security lines and between terminals easier when flying.
  • Stay organized. Keep all travel documents in a pouch or wallet that’s easily accessible to avoid having to dig through your bags. Find other ways to stay organized, like our handy packing list, in the MS Travel Tips blog post.
  • Download the Shared Solutions® travel guide. Shared Solutions® wants to help you travel with confidence. Download and print the tips for traveling with multiple sclerosis guide, then take it with you on your next trip.

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