How to Holiday when you’re in a wheelchair
It’s that time of year again and we are getting our holidays booked in and our activities planned. Those with limited mobility are starting to worry though. Many people stick to what they know and go to the places they know are accessible, which can get frustrating and boring over time.
Here are some things you can do to change things up a little bit.
Upgrade Your Wheelchair
If you’re looking for a little adventure, a more robust wheelchair may be necessary. It’s important to choose the right mobility scooter for your needs, so if you’re going camping, choose a wheelchair that can manage uneven ground and wet conditions. Similarly, if you’re going somewhere hilly, choose a powered wheelchair and ensure the brakes work well. Finally, if you know you’re going to be travelling on public transport for long periods, ensure your wheelchair is comfortable and able to fit through narrow doors – trains and planes are especially guilty of this!
Use a Specialist Travel Company
Companies that specialise in accessible holidays can be found with the search ‘accessible holidays’ so that the results are tailored to your specific location.
You can also ask your favourite travel company about accessible holidays they can offer you.
Consider a Caravan
Caravans can provide almost everything you could need if you have lowered mobility. Disabledholidays.com has an extensive list of accessible parks in the UK and in Europe so you can find the right place for you.
Alternatively, if you are not traveling overseas, you can also explore options like preowned wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Such cars could be beneficial for local travel as well. The automobile with wheelchair access can be available in two varieties, side entry and rear entry. Both have their benefits; however, you can contact a professional company such as Freedom Motors or similar service providers to get more information about ramp operation, width, car milage, conversion warranty, and more.
How About a Cruise?
Cruises are great because everything you need is in one place and you get to travel the world at the same time.
Some companies adapt cabins with wide doorways and accessible balconies etc. so that you don’t need to worry about anything when you arrive.
For more holiday ideas read this post on the Middletons Lifestyle Hub and get in the holiday spirit.