General Tips

for wheelchair travel

General wheelchair travel tips to plan and prepare from people with real experience. What do you need to know? How will you travel? Figure out what works best for you. Visit Accommodation Tips as well as Airplane and Flying Tips for even more information and guides.

Challenges of Unregulated Bed Heights

While much progress has been made in making public spaces and accommodations accessible to all, one often overlooked issue in

Paratransit Problems + Benefits

Paratransit services are crucial in providing accessible transportation for people with wheelchairs. While these services face numerous challenges, they also

10 Wheelchair Travel Questions to Ask

If you are wheelchair traveling, ask yourself these 10 basic questions to help prepare and plan for travel, including flying

Japan Travel if Deaf or Hard of Hearing

“I learned to trust myself and to leave behind the societal beliefs about deaf people traveling. I am deaf, and I

Wonderful Wheelchair Traveling World

What a wonderful wheelchair traveling world we live in. Since starting in 2006, the world has become increasingly more

General Wheelchair Hiking Tips

Did you know that 61 million people in the United States have a disability? Of these 61 million people, roughly

Rolling with Changes: Travel in 2021

Travel in 2020 was limited, to say the least. The pandemic created a situation that called for us to do

Europe Handicapped Toilets + Elevators

Having a universal key to unlock a wheelchair accessible bathroom or elevator in Europe will improve your trip. Many times,

Google Maps: Adds Wheelchair Accessibility Feature

Wouldn’t it be great to plan a trip without the worry of finding suitable wheelchair accommodation and destinations? It’s an

Travel Tips by the National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging has created a guide to help make travel accessible, enjoyable, and worry-free for those using

Cruising + Cruise Lines Overview

Why take a cruise? Cruising on various cruise lines is one of the most popular means of travel for those who

Travel Companions + Caregivers

I enjoy traveling solo, but sometimes I want or need a travel companion, depending on where I am going and

Flying, Car Rentals + Booking Hotels

I love to travel! As a software developer in the aerospace business, there have been times in my career when

Solving the Accessible Parking Problem

Is it time for a Two-Tiered Accessible Parking Program? All too often we find the few designated accessible parking spots

5 Wheelchair Travel Problems

I don’t know about you, but I am a passionate traveler. I visited more than 30 countries worldwide and still

The International Disability Treaty

While wheelchair accessibility is nowhere near perfect in the United States, the American disability community is truly lucky to have

8 Tips for Confident Travel for Quadriplegics

So you’re a quadriplegic and you’ve decided you’re ready to start traveling. There’s a lot of adventures ahead, and these

Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Resources List

Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? None of these should

Power Wheelchair Travel Tips

Traveling alone to a destination you have never traveled to, knowing no one but one person, and they don’t even

Manual Wheelchair Travel Tips

Attitude is Everything: Not only be open to the new things that come your way whether cuisine or access features

Luggage Tips for Wheelchair Travel – Packing to Carrying

  The modern wheelchair provides the wheelchair user tremendous mobility and independence.  This ability transfers into more opportunities for solo

AI Technologies to Help People with Disabilities

According to the World Bank Group, fifteen percent of the world’s population, or about one billion people, has some type

Pressure Sore Skin Protection While Traveling

Plan Ahead to Avoid Pressure Sores While Traveling Anyone who relies on a wheelchair for mobility understands the risk of

Wheelchair Travel Philosophy

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad,

Packing Plan for People with Limited Mobility

When headed to a new travel destination wheelchair users will be commonly faced with challenges of the unknown like finding

10 Tips to Keep Cool

Wheelchair users, listen up! Sitting in a wheelchair can be uncomfortable at times, especially during the summer. The armrests can

The World of Wheelchair Travel

For years, wheelchair users have felt like second-class citizens when it comes to traveling. It had reached the point where

Managing Anxiety Tips for Wheelchair Travelers

Traveling with a disability can be complicated if you don’t know what you have to do. Planning your vacation becomes

21 Century Accessible Tourism

What is accessible tourism in the 21st century, and how is it designed?   Do the products and services currently available

Ms. Wheelchair on Travel and Positive Attitude

When I was crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2012, I knew I had to put this fear to rest because one

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