Accessible Travel

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This little guy walks along a path designed to allow wheelchairs access to beach chairs and an umbrella that would otherwise be inaccessible.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of travelling on a family vacation to the Bahamas. We had a great time, the weather was beautiful, the food didn’t kill us and the resort was wonderful.  That being said, I’m not in a wheelchair, and neither is anyone else that was travelling with us (or anyone else at the resort, for that matter). Because we required a stroller for our young children, I got a small peak into the world of those who need to wheel around when on vacation, and I must say, it wasn’t easy.

Now, a stroller holding 2 kids and maybe 20 pounds of beach toys is not nearly as challenging to maneuver as a wheelchair that could weigh as much as 200-300 pounds, obviously. So I need your help!  Email me (matt@aim2walk.ca) or comment below with some of your travel stories (the good, the bad, the ugly).  I want to read about your experiences with air travel, security checks, land travel, resorts, excursions…anything to do with seeing our world or just trying to relax away from home.  I am doing a series of posts on accessible travelling and your insight is the best research I can do.

Thanks in advance for sharing your stories.

Matt

Note: To insure your privacy, I will not use any names if your story makes it into our series on accessible travel.

7 responses

  1. k so matt, not aaron. always check out the bathrooms when traveling. you know, matt, if you wanted, you could come to 27 duncan drive before your next trip, pick me up, u might have to borrow my car, and I could come with you and tell you what to watch out for.

  2. well planned accessible washrooms and curb cut-outs (assuming you have sidewalks) are vital to anyone’s experience in traveling with a wheelchair or scooters.

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