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Topic: Travel in Sobriety
After years of booze, jails and despair, an American gets sober in Portugal
“To get sober” was certainly not the reason I bought a ruined farmhouse in the Algarve Province of Portugal. Instead, it looked like a good place to drink. Isolated and in disrepair for 20 years. It...
Even halfway around the world in Australia, the program is there if you seek it
In my early sobriety, a friend took me under her wing, driving me to meetings, introducing me to others and teaching me all about the program. She told me her story, suggested I “identify and don’t...
AA due diligence when traveling keeps him sane and successful
"We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.” That quote, taken from the promises section in the Big Book, couldn’t be truer for this “road warrior,” currently enjoying...
A meeting of one turns her vacation from disastrous to delightful
I was only two months sober when I took a vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico. Arriving sober with my husband felt like walking onto the wrong movie set. I remembered this club from my single, drinking days,...
Tim P.’s Travel checklist Here’s some due diligence that has proven successful for me: Planning Copy down the local intergroup phone number inside my travel-size Big Book and make sure it’s in my...
Shaking in my new sobriety boots, only a few weeks without a drink to my name, I embarked with my husband on a two-week trip to Maui. I left the treatment center, got home and started packing for the...
How often do you attend meetings while on the road?
The experiences relayed by members in this month’s special issue theme “AA on the Road” share some of the great discoveries they have made about AA and their program while journeying. In “No Grappa...
A band of sober cyber-warriors saved his butt when he moved out of the country
I walked into my first AA meeting on September 16, 2005. And, I’ve been sober ever since. I can’t say it’s been easy, but it’s definitely gotten a whole lot easier, especially once I began taking...
Traveling across the Arizona desert, a biker clocks the miles like turning the pages of the Big Book
Last winter, I toured the desert country of Arizona, enjoying the warm temperatures, sunny skies, and finding the AA fellowship along the way. One a Saturday morning, after camping in the desert near...
An AA uses the tools of the program to stay sober while traveling with work colleagues
During my drinking days and early recovery I loved to travel. However, I had not ventured further than a day trip from home since my husband had become seriously ill on our last trip five years ago....

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