There’s a lot about travel that’s physically demanding, especially if you’re older or have mobility problems.
The good news is there are some portable gadgets that can make the whole process easier.
If you can’t stand for very long, consider a folding tripod stool.
It’s cheap, portable, and gives you a place to sit wherever you are.
You can find them at camping and sporting goods stores, but they can work in a lot of everyday situations—waiting in line, at a museum, or at an outdoor event.
Sitting on a plane or a bus for a while? Look for an inflatable footrest.
It’s not just about comfort—elevating your feet can actually help prevent blood pooling in your legs, which can lead to dangerous conditions like deep vein thrombosis.
But, even if you don’t have mobility issues, traveling can require more walking than you’re used to.
So, anyone can benefit from packing a folding cane. It’s so small it can fit into a purse.
Plus, it’s one of those tools that you may not think you need…but when you do, you’ll be glad you have it.
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