Want to travel the world with your wheelchair or other disability? After more than 300,000 miles flown and 19 countries visited in my wheelchair, I've put together some resources to help you out. This page contains links to articles, products and services that can help you plan a wheelchair accessible vacation. Be sure to read my Frequently Asked Questions and Accessible Destination Guides to answer all of your HOW questions.
I update this page regularly with new things I've found useful, and earn a commission on some of the purchases made through these links. Commissions and advertising fees help me pay to keep this website active, and help fund my travels.
I purchase all of my airfare through Priceline, as it allows me to save a few bucks and still earn frequent flyer miles for free travel. Priceline will show you the lowest airfare available for the dates you select. Click the link below to get started:
Booking Accessible Hotel Rooms
Booking hotel rooms through online discount sites like Priceline and Trivago is a very bad idea, if you need an accessible room type. These third-party sites cannot guarantee that you will get the room with the accessibility features you need (grab bars, wide doors, roll-in showers, etc.).
I have established affiliate relationships with numerous hotel brands directly. Place your reservation through one of the links below to book directly with the hotel and to guarantee an accessible room. Once you've made your reservation online, call the hotel to confirm your wheelchair accessible room type. Checking twice is always a great idea!
Accor Hotels ❱
Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Mercure, Novotel, Adagio, Ibis
Choice Hotels ❱
Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels, MainStay Suites, Suburban, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn
Hilton Hotels & Resorts ❱
Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Canopy, Curio Collection, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, True By Hilton, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Hilton Grand Vacations
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts ❱
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites
Marriott Hotels & Resorts ❱
The Ritz-Carlton, BVLGARI, EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Moxy Hotels
Starwood Hotels & Resorts ❱
Four Points by Sheraton, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Aloft, W Hotels, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, element, Westin Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels
As I have written in a FAQ article, Selecting A Travel Insurance Plan For The Wheelchair User, an insurance policy can protect you against trip cancellation, medical and dental expenses, lost or delayed baggage, missed connections, emergency medical transportation and more. Certain plans also cover people with pre-existing medical conditions. The plans are inexpensive, and purchasing one can save you a great deal should a covered situation arise. In this turbulent world, travel insurance plans also reimburse you for trips canceled due to terrorism or natural disasters. I recommend Allianz Travel Insurance, which covers all of these things and more.
Accessible Travel Agencies
I work with, recommend, and receive support from several travel agencies that are committed to providing specialized, wheelchair accessible tours to people with disabilities. To learn more about these tour and travel organizers, use the link below.
Here are a few blog posts I've written and resources I have put together that will hopefully inspire you to fulfill your dreams and travel the world. If you have found a resource that has given you an idea for a trip, let me know!