Travel Tips

  • 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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  • 2017 Senior Vacation Destination Getaways for Phoenix

    Phoenix is an exciting destination to visit for senior travelers. With its warm weather, bright sunshine, amazing desert scenery and sightseeing destinations Phoenix provides you with the perfect setting for taking along your portable oxygen concentrator. If you want to get the most out of your vacation in Phoenix, make sure you stop by the following hotspots.

    For breathtaking views, drive up to Dobbins Point on South Mountain. As the largest municipal park in the United States, Dobbins Point offers a majestic panorama over the Phoenix Valley. You can go during the day and enjoy a picnic, or go in the evening for a sunset viewing you’ll never forget. Keep in mind that the road to the top of South Mountain is windy. Hiring a driver might be a good option if you tend to get nervous behind the wheel.

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  • The Top 4 Tips for Using Your POC in the Car

    If you’re visiting family, running errands, or even traveling, more often than not you’re driving to get there, but how do you do travel with your portable oxygen concentrator?

    Luckily, today, portable oxygen concentrators come in various shapes and sizes; some even as light as 1.75 pounds! Traveling with oxygen shouldn’t be a difficult or negative experience, and today many POCs come with a plethora of useful and convenient concentrator accessories like carrying cases, rolling carts, backpacks, car charging cords, and more to make driving even easier!

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  • Taking your Portable Oxygen Concentrator on a Cruise Ship

    As a patient who requires oxygen, it may seem that your travel options are limited, but this couldn’t be further from reality. Cruising with a portable oxygen concentrator can be an easy endeavor; with the correct preparation, you’ll find using oxygen on a cruise ship doesn’t differ much from how you deal with it at home. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to properly prepare to use a portable oxygen concentrator to enjoy a fantastic cruise.

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