Travel Planning- Getting Doctor’s Approval

Retirement is a great time for travel. When you’ve got all the time in the world, it just makes sense to get out and see the world. No matter what types of excursions interest you most, there are plenty of places to go and things to see and do in your second act of life. I’ve always loved traveling, but as I get older I find it harder and harder to get out there without having to ask my doctor if it’s okay. If you have medical conditions or are taking certain medications, it’s always a good idea to get your doctor’s approval before heading out on a trip.


Whether you are driving, flying, or even going on a cruise, you have to make sure that you are fit to enjoy your time. It doesn’t matter where you go or how long you’ll be gone because your health is always the primary concern. Talk to your doctor about the trips that you are taking and how to make the most of them so that you can enjoy your wellbeing and still have a great time. Some doctors will be stricter than others, and you might be limited in the types of travel or destinations that you can visit. Knowing that will make your trip planning easier.


So many people ask thousands of questions every single day. Unfortunately, not enough people will actually sit down and ask questions of their doctor. If you are able to talk to your primary care doctor and get information about your health and medications, it will be easier for you to decide which trips are good and which might not be ideal based on your state of health. If you’re in good health, you’re lucky. However, this isn’t the case for many people and it is why so many need to talk to their doctor before hitting the road.


Travel is the number one activity of those who are retired. With so much free time and so many different places to go and things to see, it can be a great way to enjoy the second act of life. When health issues or medications are present, however, it’s always important that you talk to your doctor and make sure that you’re able to have a good time and travel safely. No vacation is worth risking your health, after all.