By Amanda J Hales
The world is just waiting for you to explore it and nowadays having a disability is no barrier to having that dream vacation that you’ve always wanted. Sure, it’ll take a bit of planning but what vacation doesn’t?
Once you have chosen the destination, the best place to start is online. There is just so much information out there and with just a few clicks you not only find all the places of interest in a certain city or country, but you can also find out if they are wheelchair accessible. If special arrangements need to be set out before you go and what you can expect depending on what time of year you are planning to go. Once you have all of this information, you can determine what you will do on what day, of course allowing time for transfers and travel to and from places of interest.
Similarly, you can find out special things about your flight online before you ever book. Things like how early do you need to be at the gate, if they offer accessible seating, what special menu items they offer and the like can all be researched way before you choose an airline. Online reviews are also helpful here as you can read first hand the experiences of others and then make your choices accordingly.
The experts recommend that you book flights and transfers months before you go, just so that you know seating is guaranteed and everything is set into place to make your travel as seamless as possible. If you use a travel agent that has experience with disabled travel you will be on to a good thing as they will know the ins and outs of how to do it the best way possible. Use their knowledge and always try to book things with major companies as they are the ones who will usually have the best amenities and extras that will make your trip even more memorable.
When it’s the day to leave, you want to leave plenty of time to get to the airport, travel at a leisurely pace so that you don’t get overtired, and always keep emergency contact information with you just in case authorities need it. Just a little planning ahead and knowing what you are going into can make that dream vacation a reality and don’t forget to comment online once you get back to help others with their ideal trip!
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