How to Travel with a Wheelchair?
Traveling is full of adventure and new experiences, these don't have to end if you find you or your significant other now needs to take a wheelchair with them. It may take a little more planning but traveling is worth it.
How to Board an Airplane with a Wheelchair Traveling in a wheelchair will require patience and help from the personnel at the airport. Once you book a ticket, you may want to call the airline and let them know what your needs are so they can explain their procedures to you and ensure you are prepared. The process to board the plane will likely take a little longer than normal as well. The important thing to remember is to ask for help from the staff as you need. Click below to part of the process to board an airplane. See How it's Done
How to find an Accessible Hotel
Most hotel chains offer accessible rooms, but not all rooms are the same. When booking a hotel room try to specific with what you need. For example, if you know a need a walk-in shower versus a tub shower, let the hotel know. If you are not sure what to look for in a hotel room watch this video for some tips. Is it Accessible? Can you go on a Cruises with a wheelchair?
If you thought you couldn't go on a cruise because you are in a wheelchair, think again. Cruise ships are ADA compliant, however, they have a limited number of wheelchairs and accessible rooms. Planning ahead will ensure you are able to book an accessible room on the ship and will allow them to plan for your needs. Help with Accessible Cruises
AirBnb for Wheelchair Users In case a hotel isn't up your alley, don't fear AirBnb offers accessible options as well. When searching for a place you have the option to check off needs i.e. door widths wider than 32 inches, no steps, etc. This will allow you to find an option that will fit your specific needs. If you are not sure if something looks accessible, you can message the host your questions to ensure it meets you needs. Find a room