I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside.
I'm really jazzed about going to NN in Minneapolis this year, but the following concerns me:
1. I need to carry my CPAP machine on a flight with me, as it's too delicate to be checked - I'm seeing some conflicting stuff online as to traveling with the CPAP machine at the airport, and I'm wondering: do I need to have any particular documentation with me? I need to travel with the CPAP machine - given it's medical equipment, will I still be charged by Delta for the carry-on? Any general hints for traveling with CPAP?
2. One thing I've had trouble with at Netroots Nation in the past is that the vegan food options provided are slim to absolute none - I'd like to bring some spare meals if possible, but not sure what's most easily to make and travel with, that'll be ready to fly on Wednesday, and stay good for the conference without a guarantee of a fridge at the hotel - or, barring that, some really cheap, healthy options for a fresh lunch right next to the hotel, the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
Bonus points: If anyone knows where I can get something really cool and Prince-related for my partner while in Minneapolis, or something Prince/Replacements-related for me to do while there, I'd be much appreciated. (General vegan food recs are also much appreciated!)
(BTW, if anyone else will be at Netroots Nation, would love to see you there, especially at the panel I'm moderating. Thanks!)