A disability should not stop you from travelling, but a chance to try different travel options. The three key challenges to travel with a disability are – transport, toilets and accommodation. We will provide you with Trusty Travel Tips and advice that will assist you with your next travel adventure.
Don’t get hung up on how accessible a place is, focus on all the activities you can do!
Planning Your Adventure
When you are travelling with a disability or travelling with someone with a disability, the most important thing for a smooth vacation is correct planning.
Don’t go overboard and plan your holiday down to the last minute, but all your accommodation and transport should be booked before you leave home.
You should research the accessibility of your transport and accommodation options, and also for the activities you are planning.
Ask questions about access to buildings, the number of steps, how wide are the doorways and lifts and is there easy access from the car park. And for your accommodation, of course, ask whether there are disabled toilets and showers and if there is enough space in your room for a wheelchair.
When contacting places, you need to be specific about your limitations, so that different options can be put in place to cater for you. The best place to get information is from other travellers who have done it before. Otherwise, you should try local tourist information centres.
Make sure you pack all essential and necessary medications and bring with you any necessary prescriptions. Also, make sure you pack extras of any medical or personal equipment that you might require.