Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as a whole can be a difficult experience for anyone but it isn 't a condition that disbars you from travel and enjoying life. The globe has plenty to to offer and wonderful, creative journeys in exotic destinations lie just around the corner. All it needs is a little preparation and mindfulness, luckily we can help with that and give you some tips that will save you time and energy.
Book with an Accessible Travel Group
This is a step that’s pretty necessary if you’ve never traveled before, especially if you think that your MS might impede you on your way. Everyone travels a little differently, it’s a key part of that whole ‘personal needs’ thing. It’s a smart idea to go to someone that can …show more content…
If you know where to look you can find just about anything, from the best place to get socks to unusual themed nightclubs. Luckily you’re probably looking for things that are easier to locate like accessible vehicles or mobility equipment like a wheelchair.
It’s important to rent these kinds of things on a holiday, after all conserving energy is important. It’s just not fun to struggle up a hill in a manual wheelchair every stop along a two-week vacation. Exhausting oneself is not a fun activity on a two-week holiday. That’s why if you book with a travel agent make sure to specify what you need. If you’re not traveling with an agent, make sure to plan every single step.
Flying can be a irksome experience for some. After all what’s not to love about the joy of transferring from airport to airport? However, if you follow certain steps to make sure that your flight is smooth, you can guarantee arriving at your destination in relative comfort and expediency. As with most things, planning ahead is …show more content…
Make sure that they know and so they can prepare in turn and offer assistance like wheelchair assistance through the airport.
Check Your Seat- Booking a flight can be iffy, managing your seat can be even worse especially if you have no idea where to go when you board. Make sure to ask the airline for an accessible seat when you travel or manage yourself using apps like Seatguru to find where you need to go.
Arrive Early- This is a given for any traveler, and especially for those who have a bit less mobility. Getting through security in a wheelchair can be a pain, don’t make that pain worse by missing a flight in the process.
Pack Smart, Pack Light- This is probably one of the hardest things to remember for travelers, packing means bringing what you need, not necessarily what you want. Don’t bring extra accessories if you can and absolutely above everything else remember your medication.
Label your belongings- This last thing to do is a precautionary tip, make sure to label everything that you’re bringing, especially if you’re bringing a wheelchair into airplane’s hold. Put your name, address, telephone number, airplane number, and even a photo can help determine your belongings to