4 Tips To Planning an Amazing Road Trip Adventure
If you love to travel, having a disability shouldn’t stop you. Even though it may take a little more planning than other holidays, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the trip of a lifetime, experiencing all the sights the world has to offer.
So, if you’re thinking of heading off on a road trip, here are some things you’ll need to consider:
4. Getting the Right Vehicle
When you’re travelling by car it’s imperative this will cater for your disability. There is a huge range of wheelchair accessible vehicles available from companies like Allied Vehicles Limited, providing you with the most stress-free and comfortable way to travel abroad. Having your own vehicle is often much easier than trying to hire one, because many hiring companies will have high prices for these types of vehicles.
3. Finding the Best Insurance
Nobody should travel abroad without the right insurance, and if you’ve got a disability this is even more important. You may be described as having a ‘pre-existing medical condition’ due to your disability, which can make finding a suitable provider difficult. However, there are specialist insurers available that can offer you affordable cover while you’re travelling abroad.
2. Choosing the Ideal Accommodation
Another key part of your holiday will be the accommodation you’re staying in as you travel around. That’s why you’ll want to plan in advance to ensure the accommodation is suitable for your needs.
A lot of hotels, B&Bs and so on will have disabled-access rooms, but these can be limited. Therefore, by booking in advance you can secure these rooms in plenty of time, so you’re not left stranded when you arrive at your destination. You might also want to check out what facilities they offer and whether these are also accessible in your wheelchair. Ask the hotel for some pictures if these aren’t displayed on their website.
1. Planning the Route
You’ve probably got a list of places you want to tick off on your journey, which is why planning a route ahead of time is a good idea. This will allow you to pinpoint the areas you want to visit, the roads you’re going to take and the stop-offs you’re going to make.
If you are visiting tourist attractions, check the local tourist information websites to see what access is like for people with disabilities. They may offer specialist guided tours if they know you’re arriving in advance.
By putting all these measures in place before you set off, you can make sure your road trip will be one to remember for many years to come.