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

Get Ready, Get Packed, Go!

Carry-on luggage: Nylon bag, soft-sided suitcase

Carry-on luggage

It’s the end of November: One week after Thanksgiving; three and a half weeks before Christmas.

The “Holiday Season.” A time when people frequently choose to visit family and friends. Or they decide to do just the opposite: Take a vacation and “get away from it / them all!” Continue reading