I post because I like to help people if I can. I also am re-entering the travel world after an absence of a couple of years since my wife passed away. There is much to be learned from others who have done many of the hard yards themselves…
have been to 49 states and from Vancouver Isoand to Nova Scotia with cruisees and planes in us. I have been handicapped and needing a scooter for 12 years. I love my 35# Travel Scoot because it takes me wherever I want to go. I don’t allow my handicap to keep me from enjoying myself.m I volunteer at Grand Rapids Publice Museum2 days per week for the past 7 years. I am 84 and still enjoy teavelling.
Glad to hear from other disabled travelers and their experiences and suggestions. I also like to share my tips and experiences. It is always helpful to have some input from people just like me. I keep trying to tell various hotel managers that you can’t understand how we feel and what we need until you walk in our shoes.
I am encouraged by the reports of others that are disabled, so much so that I am going to take a two month trip to Europe by plane, ship, train and bus. I am a wheelchair user and am discovering ways to overcome the hurtles of a disability. Perhaps in June I will be able to encourage others and give a few tips and tricks.
After 35 years of business and extensive leisure travel (7 continents), I find myself with very limited walking ability. I’m trying to reinvent my travel experiences while keeping the budget within some kind of reason, especially overseas. I so appreciate learning from others and offering advice where I can on this site. Hoping to build on others’ experiences, especially bucket list destinations like Galapagos and the Baltic states. Hoping my wings aren’t clipped yet. Happy trails to all!
Those of us who are newer to disabled travel can get a better idea of what to plan for/expect in different venues.
I wish that there was a data base of these responses so that we could search that resource and decrease the repetitive questions that we sit and wait for others to answer. We can then ask a new level of questions. There are so many locations experienced as well as equipment rental and accessibility notes.
I travel partner. I live in upstate New York and I would like to find someone who would like to take a road trip to Saint Augustine Florida. It would be nice if you had a way that we could hook up with someone who is interested in the things that you are.
@nelekiye - thank you for this great suggestion! Just so you know, you can use the search feature (magnifying glass icon) at the top right of the screen to explore previous posts and topics based on key terms or words.
I have an adult son with disabilities. He has physical disabilities as well as autism and he is non-verbal. We live in Wisconsin. Winters are limiting for him. I am a teacher assistant so I can only travel during spring break. We are thinking Phoenix this year. Also looking for hotel with a lazy river.
Posting is sort of like karma. Trying to pay back for all the people who have helped me since I became disabled. I would really like to see a searchable database so we would not see the same questions posted over time. If you want to know about accessible Scotland, you can check the database and see what others have posted. Then maybe you might see more specific questions asked rather than the same general ones.
I was in a car accident and have been in a wheelchair for over a year now. I am trying to learn to walk a little, but the probability of gaining complete independence again is unlikely. I stumbled across the site because I googled wheelchair accessible hotels. I haven’t figured out how to see the hotels on here yet, but I am hopeful to soon. Thank you for allowing me to join and learn here. I have not traveled yet since my accident, but I hope to soon.
I sing from a motorized wheelchair. We participate in local, regional and international competitions so I’m here for destinations and to offer what helps from the perspective of traveling with a wheelchair.
For instance, in 2009 I took the precaution of painting my manual wheelchair leg lifts and spokes school bus yellow for easy ID & caught ramp workers @ LaGuardia trying to take my chair back to the terminal instead of stowing it with gate check!! I got a flight attendant to retrieve it easily because I saw it happening from my seat and the paint stood out!
A week without it in Alaska, traveling from NC, let alone trying to get it back from NYC in either location, would have been impossible without that paint!
@hkott we do have a search feature you can use! have you tried it? it will search all the content people have posted by keyword. it’s located in the upper right hand corner of your screen - just click the little magnifying glass icon.
does that help at all? or are you looking for something more? <3
I post & come here because;The information posted by others when a person has a question is really helpful most of the time. Also you get to feel like you are not alone in this world and the things you are thinking about or have experience. It would be great if there was a way to know if a person was actually disabled; not just using the site, the club just to get discount that take away from disabled people. It would also be great if there was a phone app for AccessibleGo.