How to Travel the World in a Wheelchair

Today, we share our travel tips for wheelchair users, specifically on how to travel the world using a wheelchair. Even if you use a wheelchair, the world is your oyster when it comes to accessible travel possibilities. With a bit of extra planning and foresight, the sky is the limit when it comes to planning your dream vacation. Some of the common challenges that people using wheelchairs face are accessibility and mobility. International travel is a challenge because the transportation system can be inaccessible and the language barrier can make it difficult to communicate. But there are some tips that will help make your trip easier on you.

In this video, Shauna shares her tips for ensuring a successful journey when travelling with a disability. She provides a quiz that helps you determine what kind of travel best suits your needs. Shauna has been globetrotting the world in search of accessible travel opportunities since she was injured in a skydiving accident in 1981. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for travel with her husband Dave and their daughter Saxon and between them they have visited 45 countries spread over 5 continents. They are particularly devoted to cruising, having spent more than 275 days at sea aboard a wide variety of ships and cruise lines.

The first step is to determine what kind of travel best suits you. We have created a quiz that will provide you with suggestions on the kinds of travel experiences and destinations that you might enjoy the most. You can take this very quick travel personality quiz here.

If you’d like to join their Southern Sailing extravaganza, give Shauna a call for more details. Here is her website.

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Consider working with a travel agency that specializes in arranging vacations for persons with a disability and that you can trust, respect and depend upon to make sure that all of your needs are taken care of. Inform your travel agent in detail of the nature of your disability and your specific needs with relation to transportation, accommodation and medical equipment.

As Accessible Travel Specialists, Shauna Petrie and Dave Krook are continually researching and exploring the world in search of destinations which can be enjoyed by all. Together they founded Sea Wheels Inc., an organization dedicated to facilitating travel opportunities for persons with disabilities. As proud members of the Society of Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), they are committed to promoting a barrier-free society and have the privilege of being part of a much larger network of individuals devoted to a similar cause.

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