Introducing a New Feature

I decided to start the new year by completely revamping my blog. So today I roll out the changes by introducing a new section titled “City & Country Guides”. I have already experienced quite a bit of the world and I have begun to notice just how often people ask me for travel advice. Somehow, they seem to think I’m fairly knowledgable. So to make gleaning what I have discovered easier than sifting through my post archives, I am gathering that information about each country and city I have visited in one central location.

I will also include a section within each guide for those like me who struggle with fibromyalgia or another chronic condition. I’ll include tips, advice, and general strategies specific to each location. My hope is that others will be able to learn from my trials and tribulations.

The first addition to this new feature is my Budapest City Guide. I will slowly add more guides as I write them. And I welcome any comments from others who have visited Budapest and want to share the wealth of information.

About chronictraveler

Chronic Traveler starts as a dream, one that I thought I had lost, but that has slowly changed into a mission to realize and live that dream every day. In December 2007 I became seriously ill and the doctors did not know what was causing my illness. I had to stop teaching as my life tumbled into a never-ending nightmare of doctors, hospitals and tests. Finally, in May 2008 I was diagnosed with a chronic condition - fibromyalgia. I was only 26 years old at the time. I have had to give up teaching, and now work part-time at a performing arts center as I learn how to manage my condition and improve my quality of life. What helped me through the months of uncertainty and sickness, and continues to inspire me, was a new focus on what truly mattered to me: family, friends, gardening, the arts, and especially travel. I have always fed my soul by traveling, ever since I first stepped off the plane at age 16 in Kathmandu, Nepal to help with an orphanage's building project. Meeting new people and experiencing how they live and how they view the world infuses my life with a richness I was so afraid I would lose when the doctor first said, "You have fibromyalgia". This blog is my story, as I begin to forge a new path. I am embracing my life as it is, with the fibromyalgia pain and fatigue, and learning to do what I love regardless. It may mean I have to go slower and take more naps or breaks! But I am determined to learn how to travel and experience the world, and hopefully what I learn will help others like me who believe their medical condition stands in the way of their travel dreams.
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2 Responses to Introducing a New Feature

  1. Dad says:

    Great move! Is it possible, not only to give tips pegged to a location, but also to generalize tips for traveling and for traveling with a chronic condition?

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