Before we cancelled our spring trek to Japan because of the Edwin factor, I was feeling spry enough to purchase a walker which I was using to take walks around the neighborhood—short without and long with Oscar. Although traveling with a wheelchair is certainly workable, it is much better for my health on many levels (eg improved digestion, structure, cardiovascular) to walk upright. Walking with a cane as I normally do is fine, as well, but it has its own limitations when I begin to fatigue. My posture and, therefore, structure are better served by a walker. Having both assistive devices available means I may endeavor to be good to my body by walking as much as possible AND accomplish lots of things while traveling even though I may become fatigued (extra-long days= wheelchair). I have between now and September to increase my endurance with the walker. Bon courage!