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  • How do you plan for summer vacations?

    Posted by Ally on May 21, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    Many people travel or at the very least take time off during the summer months. How do you plan for periods of time when your usual (hired) caregiver(s) take time off? If you travel during the summer, do you bring your caregiver with you?

    If you receive care from (unpaid) family members, how do you work together to ensure they get time off to rest & enjoy the summer?

    Ally replied 1 month ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • DrMoonpie

    Member
    May 24, 2024 at 12:27 pm

    We enjoy the outdoors and love hiking in particular. Living in northern New Mexico, that means we must train for our vacations in the gym by incorporating regular, sustained fine footwork exercises on the Bosu and with the agility ladder into our routines. We also do core body work and squats and all kinds of work that enhance our proprioception. Diet is important to us, so we stay at lodges with kitchens so we may cook our own meals.

    • Ally

      Moderator
      May 28, 2024 at 12:58 pm

      Sounds like you have a really great summer ahead of you, DrMoonpie! I bet northern New Mexico is a stunning place to spend time outdoors. Your training program to prepare sounds challenging and effective, too. Enjoy!

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    May 28, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    I love to discover new places and especially new countries. Planning to visit Asia this winter

    • Ally

      Moderator
      June 5, 2024 at 12:01 pm

      That’s awesome, Alex. Which part of Asia will you be visiting? How long of trip is it from your home?

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    May 30, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    First of all, I check prices for the tickets to find the best deals and ensure we stay within our budget. Next, I look into visa requirements; for example, for our upcoming trip to Canada, we needed to obtain an ETA https://etacanada.co.th/. This step is crucial to avoid any last-minute complications. Third, I research different accommodations, comparing prices, locations, and amenities to find the best place to stay. I also check prices for car rentals to ensure we have convenient transportation for exploring our destination.

    • Ally

      Moderator
      June 5, 2024 at 12:02 pm

      I’m from Canada, Alex! Which part of the country will you be visiting?

  • mia

    Member
    June 6, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    My family loves to spend time outdoors, so I think we’ll spend our vacation somewhere in nature with our pets. We have two big dogs, and we can’t leave them alone, so we’ll take them with us. For this purpose, I am already preparing the necessary first aid kits for both us and the animals. For the dogs, I also collect goodies and supplies for grooming that I found here Pet Prescription Without Vet. I think it is very important to take care not only of us humans, but also of our pets.

    • Ally

      Moderator
      June 18, 2024 at 3:33 pm

      That sounds so fun, Mia! I love that your pets get to join in the fun, too.

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