Mobility Friendly Spring Break!

Posted On: 02/28/2017

Spring break is coming up fast and for many people this is the first vacation for the new year! Whether your travel destination is the beach or checking out a new city, accessibility can be a challenge. We’ve put together a few things to research as you are planning your spring break getaway.

  1. Flying. Many people fly to their destinations, flying leaves time for more exploring upon arrival. Flying may also lead to headaches. Contact the airline to ensure they are equipped to work with individuals who utilize mobility devices, especially power chairs. Travel with the phone number to a wheelchair repair company. In case the mobility device arrives damaged or out of alignment, their service technicians may be able to walk someone through a simple repair.
  2. Ground transportation. Many rental car companies can install hand controls into vehicles for increased driver accessibility, however, make sure to call ahead of time to make sure they have a set available. If you are staying with in the United States of America, many taxi companies have vehicles with ramps and lifts in them. Of course there are always wheelchair accessible vehicle rentals. To find an accessible vehicle rental in the United States near your vacation destination head over to our wheelchair van rentals page.
  3. Beaches! Since we at the BLVD are located here in the frozen north, we know all too well the enjoyment of an escape to a nice warm beach for spring break. That being said, the beaches are not always wheelchair friendly. There is no reason to fret though, world-wide there are handicap accessible beaches and beach wheelchairs available. A quick search online pulled up accessible beaches in California, Honolulu, Virginia, and Florida. Many of these beaches have paved paths and beach wheelchairs that are available for rental.

If you are looking for vacation ideas or accessible locations, check out Curbfree with Cory Lee, a travel blog by Cory Lee. He is dedicated to sharing the world from a wheelchair user’s perspective. Cory has many additional tips, locations, and stories about his worldwide travels. There are many handicap accessible places that are mobility friendly throughout the world. Hopefully some of these ideas will help you plan a fantastic spring break getaway, bon voyage!

Author Information

Katie Cummings
Mobility Blogger

My professional background stems from non-profit marketing and fundraising for a large children’s cancer hospital. Every day I was able to make connections and relationships for kids and their families going through devastating times. From securing small donations to large corporate support, it was all about providing hope that one day doctors and researchers would find a cure. It was truly an honor to be a part of something so important.

Just this past year, I came to work alongside my family for BLVD.com, a website dedicated to offering the latest information and resources for people needing mobility products. This was a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to combine more time with my family while still helping others. Our family has been in the mobility industry for over 35 years with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for people with mobility issues. This is the spirit behind BLVD and what I am most excited about sharing in my blog.

I love meeting new people and have found that volunteering is the best way to learn more about others and myself. Coffee keeps me going as do walks my pup "Kirby" and most of all being with family and friends. I invite you to check out my blog to learn more about how "together we can move through life better!"

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