Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Traveling with a Disability

During the Fourth of July weekend, my parents and I drove 1,200 miles in our handicapped accessible minivan from central Florida to Buffalo, New York, where many of our relatives live. On the way, we stayed in a handicapped accessible room at two hotels. While making travel plans, you should do research on the accessibility of hotels at your destination. When booking a room, you should speak directly with a staff member at the hotel where you're staying rather than central reservations; this ensures the accommodations will meet your special needs. Make sure you're guaranteed an accessible room; if you just request one, it may not be available by the time you arrive at the hotel. For more travel tips, go to