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10 Accessible Travel Tips

We all know that traveling can be difficult, especially when needing to make accessible accommodations. Whether you are traveling by plane, or with your own or rented accessible vehicle, there are several additional factors to consider. Since the busiest travel season of the year is quickly approaching, here are 10 helpful tips to consider:

1) Plan and Research – Before you depart, research some top accessible destinations to visit including parks, museums and restaurants. Use online tools like Google and Yelp to help you with your research. Also, look for companies that offer wheelchair accessible tours.

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5 Accessible Activities in Boston

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, and home to approximately 8.2 million people. It’s one of the oldest most historical cities in our country, founded in 1630. It was home to many important sites during the Revolutionary War and has created a unique and bright culture today. Below are 5 fun accessible activities to try during your next trip.

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Using Mobile Apps to Find Accessible Overnight Accommodations

In recent years, overnight vacation house rental mobile apps have become incredibly popular. It gives travelers the opportunity to stay outside of a hotel and provides the accommodations you would have at home. Two of the largest apps that offer overnight rentals are VRBO and Airbnb, and they both offer wheelchair accessible search options.

Airbnb Accessibility

Late last year, Airbnb purchased Accomable, a mobile app designed specifically for finding wheelchair accessible overnight stays. They also brought on Accomable’s CEO Srin Madipalli to lead their ongoing accessibility efforts. One of his first initiatives was to improve and increase the number of accessible accommodations they offer to users.

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5 Accessible Activities in Norfolk

Norfolk is located by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay in the southeast part of Virginia. It was chosen as one of the top 50 Places in the world to travel in 2017. The city is full of a wide range of art, food, and culture that all make for an exciting travel destination. Below are 5 accessible places to visit in Norfolk!

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Kate is Living the Dream

Kate Mellor is an incredibly ambitious young woman, who recently fulfilled her dream of traveling across the United States. She flew from London to Los Angeles, where Kate rented an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks and drove all the way to New York City!

When Kate was 11 years old she watched the show “Friends” for the first time and immediately knew she wanted to visit America. From that day, it became her dream to travel to the United States and for the next 12 years she planned and researched. Late in 2016, Kate started a GoFundMe that ultimately reached her goal of 10,000 euros to help cover the cost of her adventure.

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