Traveling with Oxygen

Everything you need to know about traveling with oxygen. Read up on advice about traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator, as well as ways to make it even easier and more convenient. Get suggestions for where to go, and the best things to see on your travel adventures and read stories for inspiration about how you can stay active while getting the oxygen therapy you need.
  • User Perspective: Visiting San Francisco While on Oxygen

    San Francisco is a unique city with an interesting past. It's still one of the coolest cities to live and one that might get overlooked when it comes to deciding on a vacation destination. While all of your friends are going to The Bahamas or Hawaii on vacation, why not check out what there is to do and see in The City by the Bay? As an oxygen therapy patient, you shouldn't have to sit out while everyone else has all the fun!

    What better way to get the ins and outs of all the best places to go in San Francisco than from someone who lives there? Neil J. moved to the city when he was 18, and today at 66, he is using a portable oxygen concentrator for his emphysema. Neil is here to give you some important tips for going to San Francisco while using a portable oxygen concentrator, and he wants to tell you about the best places to go for fun and entertainment.

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  • User Perspective: Visiting Phoenix While on Oxygen

    Over the years, Phoenix has become one of the most popular cities to live and do business in. If you've always wanted to visit this sprawling desert oasis of a city, with it's bright blue skies and hot climate, Phoenix is easy to do with a mobile oxygen concentrator.

    Phoenix is a very fun city to visit, but there are a few things you should know about it first. That's why we have oxygen therapy user Abby H., who has lived in Phoenix since she was a little girl, to tell you all about traveling there. There are many factors to go over when considering to visit any city, and it's always best to take advice from someone very familiar with the area and its attractions.

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  • User Perspective: Visiting Denver While on Oxygen

    Denver is one of the most interesting cities in the US. Not only is there beautiful scenery including majestic mountain ranges and forests for the rugged outdoorsy types, but plenty of night life and culture for people who are more into the city side of things. This city is high up in the mountains, and its nickname, “the Mile High City” actually has a literal meaning – it's exactly one mile above sea level! Denver is one city that should be on everyone's travel bucket list, and if you use oxygen therapy, then it's even better!

    Marla was born here, but she was transplanted when she was a kid to California. As a young adult, she moved back and hasn't looked back. She's also an oxygen therapy patient, and she knows all the ins and outs of this active and intellectual city. She has some advice to give about using a portable oxygen concentrator for those who might be new to it, as well as some advice for people new to Denver.

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  • User Perspective: Visiting Houston While on Oxygen

    Houston is one city in the southern United States that stands out. It's welcoming to people of all ages, with plenty of different interests and hobbies. It's a great place to visit with anyone, but not every city is so hospitable to families and children, specifically. It's also strangely planned out, so it's the perfect place for anyone who is up for a rather random and spontaneous adventure. If you need to use oxygen therapy, that shouldn't stop you. No need to feel inhibited just because of your oxygen use.

    Jane and Gabriella are two friends that have been living in Houston since the 70's, and they both use portable oxygen concentrators. While their needs are different, they both have some very useful advice, and some things they want to tell you about their city. If you didn't plan on going to Houston yet, you probably will after hearing from these two interesting women.

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  • User Perspective: Visiting Boston with Oxygen

    Boston, Massachusetts is one of the biggest and most popular cities in the United States, with a reputation for a being both upscale and a little rough around the edges. Just like New York, it's a very diverse city, with people coming in from all over the country and the world. Like many people, you might have Boston on your list of must-see cities, even if you only end up going once in your life. If you're using portable oxygen, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to visit this exciting and historic city.

    If you're thinking about visiting Boston and require oxygen therapy; the best thing to do would be to get advice from someone who doesn't only live there, but who also uses a portable oxygen concentrator. Ruby O. has lived in Boston since she was a teenager and she is now 65 and using a portable oxygen concentrator. She has some must-see destinations to suggest, as well as advice for using your oxygen concentrator.

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  • Warm Winter Vacation Spots for Seniors

    When winter chills arrive, so do thoughts of warmer climates. Fortunately, there are many warm winter vacation destinations that are senior-friendly, not only because they are affordable and easy to get to, but also because they offer a variety of attractions, outdoor activities and opportunities for relaxation. Here are a few of our favorites.

    Palm Springs, California
    Once the top winter weekend getaway spot for Hollywood stars, Palm Springs still retains a glamorous air. Whether you enjoy playing golf, relaxing by the pool, shopping or hiking, Palm Springs is a relaxing, senior-friendly vacation destination. Winters in Palm Springs are warm and dry, with average January daytime temperatures of 71 degrees. You can stay at an upscale resort or historic inn, find a moderately-priced hotel room, relax at a B&B or rent a vacation condominium.

    If you stay on or near Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs' iconic main street, you can easily sight-see, dine and shop without a car. To explore Palm Canyon, ride the historic Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or get to Palm Desert or another Coachella Valley community, you'll want your own vehicle.

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  • User Perspective: Snowshoeing in Vail with Oxygen

    Maybe you've been getting your exercise outside during the spring, summer and fall, but you want to continue during the snow covered months of the year. How does one get their outdoor activity when there are inches of snow on the ground? Snowshoeing, of course. Vail Valley resort is a safe and beautiful place to take your snowshoeing adventure, and gently get your blood pumping and some fresh, brisk air in your lungs.

    If you're an oxygen user like Erik, you'll need to take some precautions and do a little extra planning if you want to go snowshoeing in this beautiful resort. You'll have plenty of ground to cover, and you won't want to wander out without having put some thought into your day. Vail is Erik's favorite place to go snowshoeing, and he share some of his advice on doing it while using a portable oxygen concentrator.

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  • User Perspective: Visiting Glenwood Springs on Oxygen Therapy

    If you're looking for plenty of fun things to do in the great outdoors, look no further than the great adventures that can be had in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. You don't even need to be the outdoorsy type per say, to appreciate your time in what has been dubbed “America's Most Fun Town”. This place certainly lives up to its nickname, and if you use oxygen therapy on a regular basis, you can have just as much fun.

    One such oxygen therapy patient is Gloria P. of Aspen, Colorado, which is a little less than an hour away driving distance from Glenwood Springs. Gloria loves visiting Glenwood Springs, and has been there on numerous occasions, so she's our tour guide and oxygen therapy advice giver for using a portable oxygen concentrator while having fun in America's Most Fun Town.

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  • User Perspective: A Users Experience with Oxygen on a Trip to London

    Who would want to miss an opportunity to go to one of the most interesting, oldest and most famous cities in the world? Not very many people, that's for sure. London, England is a city with a lot of history and cultural significance. Sure they speak English and if you're an American going to London, you don't really have to learn basic words in a different language to find the nearest restroom or to order from a menu. However, it's very different nonetheless!

    Dale R. has been using a mobile oxygen machine for a little over 4 years, and he's very glad he converted from tanks when he did. Dale shares with us his adventures in London, and offers some tips on traveling abroad and through this city while using his portable oxygen concentrator.

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  • User Perspective: Going to a Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

    The highly successful football team, the Dallas Cowboys, have fans from all over the country, not just Texas! They've been to the Superbowl 8 times and hold the record for the most consecutive winning seasons, so it's no wonder they have been so well loved for so long. If you're a fan of the Cowboys, whether you go way back or if you have a new-found appreciation for them, seeing them play on their home field is something you will have to experience.

    Vincent G. AKA “Uncle Vinny” isn't originally from Dallas or Arlington, or even from Texas. He's a Pennsylvania transplant who moved to Dallas when he was 30 for a new job offer. He never left and said that he fell in love with Texas, and has been a raving Cowboys fan since before he moved. Uncle Vinny was diagnosed with severe emphysema when he was 59 and now uses a portable oxygen concentrator. Uncle Vinny has a few things to say about going to a Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium while using oxygen.

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