Planning ahead is important. It's key to have someone you trust to be your “right-hand.” That will be my sister. We will be staying with family. She will ensure that she stays with me, that I take my medication on schedule, and that I get enough rest. She will also act as a buffer so I don't get over-stimulated. Visiting and site-seeing, though wonderful, is bound to be stressful and exhausting. Being in close quarters with people and places that are unfamiliar will likely cause anxiety. I could easily isolate and slip into a depressive episode.
When preparing to travel, speak to your doctor about your travel plans. Ensure you have more than enough medication and that you keep it with you in its original containers. Talk to your doctor about melatonin – a hormone supplement that can aid in sleep and balancing your circadian rhythm. Have someone scheduled to take you to and from the airport. Arrive extra early to reduce stress. Plan days where you have no activities. And keep a relaxing attitude – it is what it is. All this should help promote a positive travel experience.