If flying with a motorized wheelchair or scooter, before allowing the crew to store your ride in the plane, make sure you remove or secure all items that can be detached easily to prevent loss or damage. We recommend removing the cushion, headrest, and thigh supports of the chair and placing them in a bag to carry on the plane.
What is AbilityTrip? AbilityTrip is a centralized resource for accessible travel information – a travel guide – for the community of disabled travelers and their companions. The site provides information on the current state of accessibility by destination including logistics, accommodations, activities, restaurants, and emergency services. AbilityTrip also provides consulting services to destinations seeking to increase their utility and attractiveness to the disabled community.
Why is this site Important? For the physically challenged traveler, locating information on the accessibility of a destination is imperative for planning a safe, enjoyable outing, vacation, or business trip.
How can you get Involved? Join our free community today to learn about accessible features of destinations and share your experiences with fellow travelers. AbilityTrip relies on the experienced-based contributions of its members to help others make informed decisions about their accessible travel options. Click here to learn different ways you can contribute.
Who are We? AbilityTrip was co-founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Darren and Faith Brehm. In 1993, Darren and Faith were both seriously injured in a vehicle rollover accident which rendered Darren with a high level spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia. Determined not to let Darren’s injury define or limit their possibilities, Darren and Faith have continued to live life to its fullest, working and traveling around the world. On their journey, they found locating accurate, timely information challenging and often frustrating. AbilityTrip was launched to bridge this gap. Read Darren’s travel journal here.
Hotel Tranquility Hill: this resort in Palmares, Costa Rica, is owned by a C5 quadriplegic. They recently finished building two wheelchair accessible units with wheel-in showers, kitchenette, and a 6m x 12m swimming pool that features a wheel-in ramp for easy access. The entire property is accessible. It’s located in the Central Valley, 40 minutes from the San [...]
Foxwoods Casino in Southern Connecticut, about 2 hours southwest of Boston, is the largest resort style casino in North America. From an accessibility standpoint Foxwoods is nearly perfect. Every area of the casino is spacious enough for my large electric wheelchair. Foxwoods has the most accommodating staff of any casino I’ve been to. The valets, restaurant [...]
AbilityTrip's goal is to increase the accessibility of global destinations by providing a forum for information on: disabled travel, disabled holiday, accessible hotels, ability travel, wheelchair accessible vacations, senior travel, handicap travel, mature travel, vacations for disabled, physically challenged travel, wheelchair accessible travel, accessibility, wheelchair travel, disabled travel guides, accessible vacations, and handicap vacations.
A note to our members and visitors... We recognize many of the "words" we've chosen on this site to describe the community and the goals of AbilityTrip ARE NOT helpful to the community as our use actually helps reinforce their usage (e.g., handicapped, disabled). The challenge we face is that these same words are most commonly used on search engines by our community, and if we don't riddle the AbilityTrip home page with them, search engine rankings drop, and no one will find the site. If anyone can help use rid the site of this language while preserving relevance on search engines, please contact us.
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