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.

Packing Plan for People with Limited Mobility

When headed to a new travel destination wheelchair users will commonly be faced by challenges of the unknown like finding a hotel that suites their needs as well as accessible attractions and transportation. In the big older cities where a number of buildings have...

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US Airways: Horrible Disabled Treatment

I wear a leg brace. I use a wheelchair, but can walk short distances with canes before fatiguing. I cannot stand without an assistive device. My face is normal and my speech clear. My upper body appears healthy with good arm strength and use of hands. My back aches,...

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Hotel Questionnaire: Accessibility Inquiry

Dear Sir/Madam: My [    ] and I will arrive in [         ] on [            ] and depart on [           ]. We will stay for [       ] nights. I use an [electric/manual] wheelchair that is [[  ] centimeters ([  ] inches)] wide.  I am unable to walk at all.   My [     ]...

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Accessible Travel Tips Overview

With or without a wheelchair, the best way to see a city is to take transit, get off in the heart of it, and wander around. I’ve lived in L.A., Atlanta, and Pakistan—so I’m not afraid of big cities or traffic. However, here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re...

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The World of Wheelchair Travellers

For years, wheelchair users have felt like second-class citizens when it comes to traveling. It had reached the point where a lot of people felt trapped in their homes, or dependent on other people in order to just get out and shop for groceries, or other mundane...

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IDENTIFYING & TREATING THE SYMPTOMS OF POISON IVY

Poison ivy is a toxic plant that is commonly, but not exclusively, found through most continental areas of the United States. It tends to grow in totally wild areas but is also found in places which have seen human disturbance, such as road sides, sidewalks and trails...

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A Quad’s Perfect Hotel Room

This letter was emailed to wheelchairtraveling.com and asked to share with the rest of the wheelchair traveling community. There is a big difference between what a person needs if using a manual and electric wheelchair. Here's what one traveler has come up with that...

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Why Take a Cruise? Advice from a Travel Agent

CRUISING IS THE VACATION OF CHOICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES It’s no secret anymore that cruises have definitely become the vacation of choice for persons with disabilities.  Major cruise lines have realized that it is just smart business practice to make their...

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21 Century Accessible Tourism

What is accessible tourism in the 21st century, and how is it designed?   Do the products and services currently available really cater for the demands and needs of a constantly evolving market?   Is there a concrete dialogue between users and service providers that...

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Ms. Wheelchair CA 2012 on Travel and Positive Attitude

I always get very nervous when I'm about to embark on a plane. I start worrying about all the things that could go wrong. As the date approaches to take my trip, I start to get this urge to cancel my trip.  Then I realized I can't live life like this, life is way too...

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