Taking a holiday should never have to be restricted because of a disability. Entertainment giants like Disney, Las Vegas, and the National Park System have all worked diligently to make their businesses accessible to those with disabilities.
Many of the beaches in Florida now have sand wheelchairs to rent or use. These chairs have large tires on them that allow passengers to go through the beach sand with ease. Many of the beaches even have attractions that can help people with all types of disabilities go out and enjoy water sports and recreation.
Places like Seattle have prided themselves on creating a public transportation system that is accessible to everyone. Beverley Hills has even renovated some of its most prestigious hotels and locations to make it accessible to everyone.
If you want to take a holiday of any type and you or a family member has a disability, it will just take a little extra planning. You will be amazed at how many hotel chains have special services in place for those who are disabled at no extra charge. All you have to do is ask what is available when you book your rooms.
Many of the theme parks offer special services for those with disabilities. If you are in a wheelchair, for example, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Disney all have special lines for the rides to meet your needs. Additional help is available throughout these parks to ensure that you have a great time while you are there.
Make sure that you are prepared to travel as well. Consider bringing pillow wedges to help feel more comfortable while you are sitting for long periods of time. Also consider having a comfortable way to carry around water to keep hydrated, especially in the warmer climate areas where dehydration can happen quickly. It is also important that you have all your medications and instructions for them with you so that you can manage your health routine while you are gone.
You will be happy to discover that the world is a much bigger place than it was 20 years ago when people with disabilities were limited on holiday destinations. Now, almost all vacation destinations are disability friendly and the world is yours to travel.