Travel Tips

When traveling for the first time or to a new destination in general you may have all kinds of logistical questions. Whether you use a manual or power wheelchair get tips on reserving an accessible hotel room, find out what you need to know about flying on an airplane, and how to be your own advocate when booking an cruise, the best ways to pack for solo wheelchair travel, what to bring and so much more… Please email us to share your tips.

Taking a Cruise: 6 Myths on Travel & Access

For some people, a cruise is the trip of lifetime, a celebration, a repeat occurrence, or perhaps the best and only way to travel, but not a utopia of wheelchair accessible travel. Cruise travel representatives will always say that cruising is wheelchair accessible,...

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Air Travel and Airports Tips

When traveling in a wheelchair, ideally it is most convenient to be dropped off at an airport by someone or an airport shuttle service such as Super Shuttle (equipped with lifts) but this is not always possible. If so, then the next best option may be to take some...

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How to Rate Trails for Wheelchair Accessibility

Taking on any trail with a 5% slope and higher depends a lot on how well your wheelchair is built, how experience you are on hills, and what makeup of the trail surface is.  I also recommend that you wear a seat belt when taking on any dirt trail. Several times my...

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Finding or Hiring a Travel Companion or Caregiver

I enjoy traveling solo, but sometimes I want or need someone to travel with me depending on where I am going and what I am doing. There is an indisputable need for travel companions and caregivers that can assist in various way, especially in the wheelchair community....

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ABA Law Overview: Outdoor Recreation Access

The USA ABA, Architectural Barriers Act, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and focuses on the the accessibility of buildings and facilities--removing barriers to create more access for those who are physically challenged. The ABA governs that...

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RV Traveling in a Wheelchair

An accessible RV can open a whole new world of travel and adventure for people with mobility problems. RV traveling has many advantages including an always available, clean, accessible bathroom; a comfortable bed for middle of the day breaks; the opportunity to...

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Tips for Preparing a Europe Trip with a Child in a Chair

When we found out, about six months ago, that we were lucky enough to take this trip to Europe we knew that we had to start planning right away; Tyler uses a manual wheelchair. Our itinerary included France, Italy, Czech Republic, and Germany. Research was our first...

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Overview: Accessible Cruising and Cruise Lines

Why take a cruise? Cruising on a various cruise line is one of the most popular means of travel for those who use a wheelchair or have some other limited mobility. The allure of having a guaranteed accessible space to return to after a day of exploring is the main...

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Dear Uber and Lyft: Where’s the Ramp Van?

Dear President Peevey and Commissioners: Uber and Lyft have admitted that they have no wheelchair accessible vehicles in their networks (at least in San Francisco) and have no plans to obtain or provide any.  I attended the July 18, 2014, meeting of the San Francisco...

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Air Travel Tips for Power Wheelchairs

Being restricted to a power wheelchair doesn't equal to restrictions in lifestyle and recreation. Airline travel is one of many activities that, with a little preparation, can be accomplished in spite of a mobility aid. Here is some advice to make airline travel with...

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