I have myotonic dystrophy. My dad is my constant travel companion and buddy. For the past fifteen years, we have traveled locally, across the U.S., and internationally despite my limitations, and it has opened up my life to so many new and interesting experiences. Perhaps you have a disability and dream about traveling but are afraid of the challenges you might face. Or perhaps you traveled but did not enjoy it because of your limitations or the fear of leaving the security of your home.
We know firsthand what the risks of travel can be. Still, we firmly believe that anyone who is mobile can travel and enrich their lives and even improve their health! The old saying “No risk, no gain” is true, but with the aid of a capable travel companion, awareness of your limitations, and a “can do” attitude, you can have many memorable trips. Travel can change your life. Start with local trips to ease into traveling.
We learned how to to be “savvy” travelers. You can, too. Learn from our hands-on experiences everything from how to pack for a trip to booking accessible places to traveling on a budget. We share our most unusual trips that most challenged people likely would not even think possible. And above all, we show you how to travel safely and have fun!
SPECIAL TOPICS COVERED IN THIS BOOK:
- Finding the RIGHT TRAVEL COMPANION FOR YOU
– Where should I look for this person?
– What responsibilities should I require of this person?
– What personality characteristics make for the best travel companions?
- Eight types of trips close to home
(Leave the security of your home for a day or less)
- Taking precautions for your wheels before you leave home
(Your electric scooter or wheelchair can make or break your trip)
- Planning tips for a successful trip anywhere
(Make the best use of your travel companion)