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No, I am not in a wheelchair, thank heavens, but I have a friend who is. She loves traveling and has been around the world several times. Just because she is in a wheelchair doesn’t mean she can’t get around!
She has easily traveled on planes, trains and in automobiles. The best times she said are when she travels on airplanes. Those are my biggest fears, so I prefer the car, but her? She is a travel junkie! She goes anywhere and everywhere and nothing will keep her down. I love that about her.
She said you definitely have to plan ahead when traveling with your wheelchair. But it is only one extra simple step. She makes sure that the places she is staying at are wheelchair accessible.
She will also make sure her wheelchair is in good, working condition so that when she is out and about, she will have a good functioning wheelchair.
She also has her name and address as well as her phone number on her wheelchair. She just bought some travel labels and stuck it on her wheelchair. That way, her wheelchair, if it gets lost can be easily returned to her.
When traveling on an airplane, make sure that you are placed close to the restrooms. That way you can easily make it to the restroom and not have to fumble through other people to get to the restroom. That can be hard, she says, when you need your wheelchair!
Bring gloves! When traveling, you never know what you will roll through on your wheelchair. Streets and floors can be filthy, do you really want your hands touching the wheels that go through it all? Bring gloves!
Do you have any tips you can add to this helpful list? If so, please list them below!