Crohn’s disease can feel like an anchor, but it doesn’t have to stop you from seeing the world. Think of it kind of like traveling with a small child. You need to pack plenty of snacks (the ones at the airport probably won’t cut it). You may need to make some emergency trips to the bathroom at less-than-convenient times. And it’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes… just in case

Even though traveling with Crohn’s comes with its fair share of challenges, it doesn’t have to be a drag. The key is to plan for ways to manage the condition wherever you are, whether you’re gorilla trekking in Rwanda, beach hopping in Bora Bora, or exploring ancient history in Rome. Here’s what to pack in your suitcase if you’ve got Crohn’s disease.