With a bit of planning you can take MS on the journey of a lifetime
Photo: Pamela Yelinek
Dreaming of a special holiday vacation or want to visit faraway friends and family this year? There’s no reason why your MS should stop you.
Would you like to travel by air but wonder about your medication and mobility equipment? Check out the Transportation Security Administration’s website for answers to questions about transporting injectable medications, wheelchairs and scooters. If you’re keen to book your own travel research the flights and, before you make a commitment, look at SeatGuru to learn which seats to avoid, or choose, to make the trip as comfortable as possible.
If you prefer to have someone else help in planning your holiday then take time to explore the massive list of understanding tour and travel agencies, specializing in locations from Alaska to Australia and everywhere in between, from Moss Rehab ResourceNet. And for the most comprehensive resource for accessible travel, a visit to the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality’s (SATH) website is a worthwhile stop.
Whether traveling by train, going on a cruise or attending a convention, MSer’s who want to avail of a mobility vehicle, but don’t want to take their own, can easily arrange for rental at their destination ahead of time from Scootaround Mobility Solutions. They can have your choice of mobility rental equipment delivered to a convention site, hotel, cruise ship or even a private residence.
If you’re unsure about where you would like to go, why not read the reviews of other travelers with unique needs on Access-Abel’s website. The tales of their good, and bad, experiences are sorted by categories such as Cruising, North America, Europe and Africa, The Pacific and Asia, and World Travel.
With a little bit of homework and planning you can expectantly take MS on the journey of a lifetime.