Traveling Tips For The Disabled
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010
Just because you are a handicap or disabled individual doesn?t mean that you cannot have the chance to travel and enjoy a vacation. Your disability should not hinder you from having a great time exploring and discovering a new place. In fact, traveling today has been made more convenient and it opens its arms to people from all walks of life and from different backgrounds, so whether you are white or black, disabled or not you have every right to travel just as everyone else does.
Before you make any travel plans it is imperative that you go check with your doctor if it is okay for you to travel. It would be best if you undergo a routine check up to ensure your health condition. If your doctor gives the go signal then start planning for the trip. Have your doctor list the necessary medication that you need to bring along with you if needed. Ask your physician for numbers of doctors in the area which you will be visiting in case you need their assistance. Have the address and contact number of the nearest hospital in case of any unexpected emergencies.
Since you have a special condition, planning for this getaway is very crucial and important to ensure a pleasurable and enjoyable trip. Whether you will be taking the bus, train, boat or plane always make the other party aware of your disability. For first time travelers, I advise that you choose locations that are not so far from home and short trips for a start would do. Prior to making any reservations on accommodations do a research about the hotel. Never neglect to mention your condition so that they could make the necessary recommendations or better yet prepare for your arrival and ensure that you get the assistance needed if you so require it.
Most places would be accommodating to your special needs and requirements so phone in advance places you would be planning to visit like museums, tourist spots, and other sites so that they could make the necessary preparations on the day of your visit.
Asking for the help of travel agents in booking for your trips would be of great assistance. They can recommend what?s best considering your situation. They might even be able to offer packages suited for people with your condition. You can also source from the internet travel packages which you think will be suited for you.
If you have a disability, I strongly advise that it would be best for you to travel with a companion rather than to travel all by yourself.