Travel Tips

  • Traveling with Asthma and Allergies: A Checklist

    While last year I felt like I was constantly on the road, this year has been relatively settled. Fortunately, I’m headed to Washington, DC in about a month, and am excited to get on a plane for the first time in what will by then be 10 months since my last flight! After 30 individual flights last year, I’ve become pretty confident in tackling traveling with asthma, so that my asthma gets in the way as little as possible.

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  • Top-Rated Portable Oxygen Concentrator for Travel

    The weather is warming up, and it is the perfect time to travel, and we often get asked what the best portable oxygen concentrator is to use when you're traveling or on vacation. That answer may be the Respironics SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator.

    The Respironcis SimplyGo only weighs 10 pounds, so it's lightweight, and a unit that you can carry like over your shoulder, but it also comes with a rolling cart.

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  • Traveling With COPD: Tips on How to Travel Safely

    Whether you are traveling to your local market or clear across the other side of the world, having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) means you need to take some additional steps to travel safely. While taking these steps can be challenging to cope with at first, having COPD, by no means, should stop you from traveling safely and with peace of mind. Once you get into a routine with the supplies and equipment, you will need to take while traveling, doing so will become second nature.

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  • 10 Tips for Seniors Traveling Abroad

    Traveling abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime, and allows you to experience new places and cultures. However, some seniors may have health problems, and they may find themselves in a health-related emergency. While traveling abroad can be worrisome due to health concerns, seniors can take certain precautions to prevent crises that may occur during their vacations.

    Regardless of your destination, there are several steps you can take to have an enjoyable and memorable trip overseas. Here are 10 important international travel tips.

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  • Preparing for Travel Season with Oxygen

    The weather is getting nicer, and after staying inside your house all winter, it’s time for you to go on a well-deserved vacation. Whether you’re going out of the country, planning a road trip, or going on a cruise, we want to make sure you are prepared for the travel season with your oxygen concentrator.

    As a safety measure, we recommend you test your oxygen concentrator and your batteries at least 2 months before your trip. This gives you enough time to ensure every piece works correctly and if it doesn’t, you can reach out to us and ensure your trip will be worry free and if you don’t have a portable oxygen concentrator, we also have rentals!

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  • Travel Tips for Seniors on a Budget

    Many seniors and retirees are eager to see the world, but they are also very aware of the value of money and have limited income with a tight budget. Traveling on a budget can be daunting, but with careful planning and savvy solutions, you can still have an incredible vacation without breaking the bank.

    To help we’ve compiled tips for seniors and retirees save money and get the most out of their next vacation.
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  • Christmas and Holiday Flying with a Portable Concentrator

    Are you visiting family or going on vacation over the holidays this year? If you use a portable oxygen concentrator, it could be stressful to plan your trip with oxygen, as there are many things you should be aware of before you head to the airport for your flight.

    Even though it might seem daunting to travel with oxygen, it’s vital for many people. "Oxygen can decrease shortness of breath when you are active and allow you to do more". By carrying oxygen, it can help you do the things you love, such as travel to see your loved ones.

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  • Traveling to the National Parks With Oxygen

    One of the best ways to celebrate America is by taking in the fantastic sights at its National Parks. But for those that require oxygen, visiting these prized locations may have just been unobtainable. Now, with portable oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy users can visit any of the National Parks across the nation.

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  • International Usage of Oxygen Concentrators

    When traveling outside the USA, there are some important considerations when using an oxygen concentrator. The most important factor is the electrical supply, which differs widely in both quality and quantity; though there are some possible other considerations to consider.

    In the United States electrical current is standardized around 120 Volts AC (VAC), at 50 Hertz in either the NEMA 1-15 (Ungrounded) or NEMA 5-15 (Grounded) formats. This standard is used in several other countries as well. However, confusion and problems can arise from the exact same plug format being used in other countries with vastly different power standards.

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  • Guide to Flying with an Oxygen Concentrator

    If you need to use a portable oxygen concentrator for traveling by air, there are some special considerations you’ll want to make.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t allow passengers to bring portable oxygen tanks or liquid oxygen on board, so if you require oxygen during a flight, you’ll have to use a portable oxygen concentrator.

    In a continuing effort to educate oxygen users about traveling and flying with oxygen, we’ve created this guide to assist in planning your next flight. By planning well, you can ensure you that you can have an enjoyable and successful trip.

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