Category Archives: Travel

Martyn Sibley Shares his Top 10 Travel Tips

Guest Blogger Martyn Sibley, founder of Disability Horizons and Accomable, joins MobilityWorks to share his top 10 tips for travelling.

By: Martyn Sibley, Disability Horizons

Travelling can be a daunting experience for everyone, and even more so for those with a disability. There’s so much to think about: how you’re going to get to your destination, where you’re going to stay, insurance, airport transfers… the list goes on. There’s even MORE to think about when you’re disabled: what equipment will you need to bring, will your airline cater for your needs, will your accommodation be accessible? Read more

14 Ways to Make Flying More Worry-Free

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Traveling by air can be challenging for anyone. Thanks to the Air Carrier Access Act and stricter rules to remove obstacles, flying has become easier for people with disabilities. If you prepare in advance with these 14 tips, you’re more likely to have an easier, less stressful flight.

Before Boarding

Plan Ahead. This may seem simple, but be sure that you have your reservations in order as far in advance as possible. When booking, be sure to notate any special requests. It’s never a bad idea to call the airline to speak to someone regarding your mobility needs. In addition, you should organize travel information so that you have it easily available throughout your travels. Read more

Experience Accessibility in Los Angeles

Ocean Front Walk at Venice
The Venice Beach Boardwalk (also known as the Ocean Front Walk) along the Pacific Ocean is famous for its many different street performers that provide free entertainment and fun.

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and a very popular tourist destination. You can spend days discovering all sites the City of Angels has to offer. When you or a loved one is traveling with a wheelchair or scooter, it’s important to plan ahead so that your travels are smooth and stress-free. Read on for MobilityWorks’ guide to experiencing Los Angeles in an accessible way, and don’t forget to book your wheelchair van rental in advance. Read more

Planning for Future Travels When Driving Across the Border

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When travelling by car across the Canadian or Mexican border, the “passport card” is a lower cost option to consider.

Passport Issues to Know About When Driving Across the Border

Now that you’ve purchased a wheelchair van and plan on visiting destinations in Canada or Mexico, you need to prepare ahead of time for obtaining a passport. You can no longer drive across the border with just a state issued license and birth certificate. If you’re thinking about taking a trip, here are a few things to be aware of.

1. A new passport card option, similar to a driver’s license, is now available for driving across the border versus flying. It is a less expensive option if you don’t plan on flying or travelling to other countries in the near future. Read more