GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 28

Have health, will travel
Don’t let vacation dreams turn into nightmares

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By suzannE fInLEy

Suzanne Finley is the Metro Detroit regional editor for GRAND Magazine. Her blog is Liam’s Grandma. 28
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ith the good weather come thoughts of travel. Most of us spend hours planning, scheduling	and	finalizing	 our itinerary. But how much thought do we put into staying healthy before, during and after our trip? After all, studies show that vacation is good for our health. Janet McCloskey, age 65 and grandmother of three, loves planning an annual vacation with her kids and grandkids. “I put a lot of thought and effort into discussing it with the kids, searching for the best deals and planning a vacation to remember!” She laughs and then grows serious. “However, the older I get, the more I realize how important it is to take care of myself— it’s important for everyone. Otherwise, your vacation can turn into a nightmare.”

Janet had scheduled a family trip to Acapulco last November. Unfortunately, at the last minute, she was unable to go. “I had gotten so run down trying to take care of everything that I didn’t take care of myself. I stopped taking my vitamins and even forgot to take my prescribed medications once or twice.” Three days before their scheduled trip, Janet fell ill with the	swine	flu.	“That	was	another thing on my list of things to do—get that vaccine,” she said. “But I kept putting it off. I have a heart condition and should have known better.” This spring, Janet was prepared when the family readied themselves for a trip to Cancun. “I made sure to get enough rest—turned off my

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
Contents
GRAND Treasure Hunt
I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Central
Want it? Win it!
Marian Robinson: First Grand
Around the world in 80 memories
7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
Have health, will travel
Not so grand
Splitsville
Text-a-grand
Are you a safe driver?
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 2
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Treasure Hunt
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 5
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 8
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 9
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 10
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 12
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 13
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 14
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 15
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Want it? Win it!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 17
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 18
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 19
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Marian Robinson: First Grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 22
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 23
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Around the world in 80 memories
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Have health, will travel
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Not so grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Splitsville
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Text-a-grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Are you a safe driver?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 38
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 40
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 41
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 42
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 45
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