Expert Travel Advice, Part 1 – Flying

Candy Harrington has been writing about accessible travel for nearly two decades. Her books, newsletter (Emerging Horizons) and blog are excellent resources, offering information and encouragement to wheelchair-users, slow walkers, and those who travel with them.

(Click here for my review of one of her recent books, “22 Accessible Road Trips.”)

Last month Candy was the guest speaker for the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter MS Lecture Series in Sacramento. Her topic was “Have MS, Will (Still) Travel: Tips for Traveling with MS.”

The meeting was well-attended, affirming that a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis does not diminish the desire to travel. Candy spent over an hour sharing very helpful accessible travel tips, and I took many notes. Continue reading

Travel Rx – And New Zealand’s Pesky Sandflies

Disclaimer #1: The following is based on my own experience, and should not be considered medical advice.

Disclaimer #2: I am not being paid to promote any of these products. Continue reading

Promove Sling – Helping disabled people get from A 2 B with Dignity

(This blog is meant to inspire people to travel, whether they are able-bodied or “differently-abled.” When I learn about travel aids to help those who fall in the latter category, I like to share that information.)

Dr. Huw Thomas loves to travel. Unfortunately, being unable to walk due to Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, he has endured “years of manhandling by well-meaning but poorly equipped staff at various airports.” Continue reading

Ready to Fly – Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

When I am traveling and need to make my own flight arrangements, my criteria is fairly simple: I want to get to my destination quickly, using the most direct route I can find, and do so as inexpensively as possible.

Images by RJM

New Zealand’s South Island (March 2013)

While I prefer a window seat, I do not mind sitting on the aisle or, if necessary, in the middle seat. I hope that the passengers sitting near me have bathed recently (although not in perfume). Continue reading