Posts in Panama
Traveling With Lupus in Yellow Fever High-Risk Areas

A few months ago I received an email from a reader who has lupus and wants to travel South America but cannot receive the Yellow Fever vaccine. After responding, I thought an updated public reply would be super important to share, in case more of you would like to know...

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Alex and Olivia in Casco Viejo

I fell in love with travel when I started exploring alone. It forced me to face myself: my harshest critic. I discovered aspects of my soul and personality I never knew existed, because I was too busy searching for flaws. 

I learned to trust myself, stay true to myself, and maybe even slightly appreciate myself. I guess that’s not unheard of: finding your strength when you are alone.

Traveling just to see friends and family is new for me, believe it or not. I've gotten really good at traveling alone and sometimes forget what it feels like to have large company.  But that was the primary focus for the next portion of our adventure. Alex’s cousin Veronica and her husband Ben were in Casco Viejo (Casco Antiguo) for the month of April and our 15-hour trek across the border from Costa Rica was perfectly scheduled just to see them.

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