Having COPD does not mean you have to give up traveling. You can still go on vacation, but you just need to do a bit of extra planning to make sure your trip is both fun and safe. Most importantly, you should always discuss your plans to travel with your doctor – where you are going, how long you plan to be away and how you will be getting there. He or she will know if you are well enough to travel and be able to advise you on who you need to contact and hen about travelling with oxygen. Most airlines, trains and cruise ships allow you to travel with your own oxygen as long as you notify them in advance².