As the summer travel season approaches, it is not uncommon to start making plans for your vacation. If you have a disability, you can plan a wonderful vacation that will accommodate your needs with little extra effort. Knowing where to look, and what to ask for when making reservations, will allow you to experience your vacation to the max.
U.S. Park System
Some of the most amazing places in the United States are part of the national park system. From the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore to Revolutionary War forts, the national park system has something for everyone. What is even nicer about the park system is the fact that nearly all parks are accessible for those with disabilities.
What is even better about the national park system is that they provide free lifetime passes to most people with permanent disabilities. Not only can you experience the wonders of the United States, but you can also do so at limited costs. The free passes also provide discounted or free services you can use while at the parks.
Planning a trip to the beach may sound crazy for those with a disability, but the beach is no longer a no-go zone. Many beaches have made accommodations for those with mobility issues and you can go down and enjoy the surf and sand with ease.
Wheelchairs with beach tires are being made more available at Florida east coast beaches, and many water activities are now being made accessible for wheelchairs as well.
Hotels, Theme Parks and More
If you have any type of disability you are encouraged to call ahead and discuss your needs with the hotel, theme park or attraction you are planning to visit. Most, if not all, of these businesses have programs in place to accommodate your needs. In fact, many have special programs designed just for those with special needs to encourage those with disabilities to travel.
Need More Ideas?
Many travel agencies have dedicated agents that can help you design the ultimate vacation that will meet all of your needs. All you have to do is ask.
Having a disability should not keep you from traveling and experiencing the world. All you need to do is take a little time to find all of the beneficial travel spots that will accommodate your needs. You will be very surprised how many of these attractions around the world are disability-friendly and have many services available to increase the pleasure of your travels.