Simplify Travel Planning for Spring Break~ Amazing Cancer Moms
Just because you are a mom with cancer doesn’t mean you cannot travel for spring break. Instead, this is the time to take a break from your cancer. Leave it behind and reconnect with your family and YOU.
The key to traveling with cancer is to keep it simple.
My family and I take a spring break after the hockey season to rest, recharge the batteries and to thaw from the long Minnesota winter. It is a break we all forward to taking every year.
The big question is: How do I take the stress out of traveling with my family when I have cancer? Keep it simple.
Following are my Top 5 tips to simplify your spring break travel:
- Find an easy travel destination
My family decided a direct flight is the way to travel vs. a vacation with multiple legs or driving. The multiple legs and driving can be exhausting. Also, it is more likely a flight leg may be delayed or cancelled. We chose Puerto Vallarta as a flight destination. It is a simple 3 hour and 50 minute flight.
- Reserve a hotel/resort that speaks to your soul
- A boutique/quaint hotel on the beach.
- A beach where the family can swim, toss the football, and I can walk.
- A room with a balcony that overlooks the ocean.
- A sunset.
- Pack lightly
Think in 3’s:
- 3 T-shirt’s
- 3 undergarments
- 3 long sleeve shirts
- 3 skorts
- You get the idea.
- Make a list of “must have’s” for your trip
- ORGANO coffee: Reishi mushroom
- Travel packs of Collagen
- Travel packs of Green Superfood
- Bone broth protein bars
- Bag of raw nuts
- Siete chips
- Water bottle
- Alkaline drops
- Travel yoga mat
- Coola sunscreen
- Visor: allows head to soak up vitamin D
- Each family member packs their own suitcase.
- My hubby and I decided to travel when our kids could pack their own bags.
- Each boy is in charge of their carry on bag. After the boys are packed, they ask us to check it. No problem!
- Leave beach toys behind. Purchase boogie boards, beach toys at local store. Donate to locals/orphanage/school when depart.
Take a vacation from your cancer diagnosis. Surrender to the rhythm of spring break and allow your body to heal. You, your body, and your family will love you for it!
Affirm: Life brings me only good experiences. I am open to new and wonderful changes. ~ Louise Hay