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snap Happy Spoonie

A travel website with a special emphasis on traveling with a chronic illness

Welcome to Snap Happy Spoonie!

A little about me…

I’m a Christmas movie and Harry Potter obsessed, travel & adventure junkie, and a chronic illness warrior (aka a Spoonie!).

After moving to the UAE from my home in Ireland back in 2016, I completely and utterly caught the travel bug.

Fast forward 8 years, and I’ve been to over 30 countries, tried countless different dishes, and developed a true passion for adventure.

Unfortunately, I picked up a few chronic illnesses over the years – Hashimotos, Crohns Disease and POTS to name a few – but being the determined (ok, some call it stubborn!) Capricorn I am, I refused to let them hold me back.

That’s how Snap Happy Spoonie was born – and now it’s an award winning travel blog!

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Not only do I share incredibly detailed destination guides, such as how to spend one week in Dubai, or a fun-filled itinerary for Sri Lanka, I also share many tips and tricks for travelling with a chronic illness.

It’s no fun when you get a flare up while travelling. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your travel plans on hold. With the right knowledge and taking each day as they come, you’ll be able to keep enjoying your holiday.

Having lived abroad for over 8 years, I also share tips on how to move to another country and the advantages and disadvantages of living abroad.

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Chronic Illness Travel Tips

When hitting the road with a chronic illness, a bit of extra planning can make all the difference. Whether you’re travelling for work, pleasure or necessity, there are a few extra key things to keep in mind that can help you have a smooth journey.

From preparing your medication and medical devices to choosing the right mode of transportation, these articles will provide tips for travellers with chronic illnesses.

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Latest Posts

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8 Free Museums In Lisbon (And Discounts On More!)

Lisbon, the charming capital of Portugal, isn’t just famous for its fascinating history, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food. It’s also  home to some of the most amazing museums in Europe….

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The Middle East

The Middle East is a wonderful place to travel through. There are so many different cultures, languages, and religions that it can at times be overwhelming.

However, if you are the type of person who likes to experience new things this will definitely appeal to you.

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Maspalomas Sand Dunes
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