Travel Resources



After more than three years of wheelchair travel, I have planned and booked a lot of trips - to destinations all around the world. I have used the companies and products listed below in the course of becoming one of the world's most traveled wheelchair users. Confidently book and plan your trip using these resources, knowing that they have received my personal stamp of approval.

Airfare

CheapAir.com

CheapAir

Just as the name says, CheapAir offers a range of flight options between your departure city and destination, saving you money on and making airfare less expensive.
Priceline.com

Priceline

I purchase the majority 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.
Expedia.com

Expedia

Expedia is one of the leading online travel agencies, offering discounts on hotels, rental cars and, yes... airfare!


Accommodation

Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels

The Accor Hotels portfolio includes the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Mercure, Novotel, Adagio, and Ibis brands.
Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment

The Caesars Entertainment portfolio includes more than 40 hotels and casinos around the country, including Las Vegas mainstays like Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Harrah's, The Linq, Planet Hollywood and Rio.
Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

The Choice Hotels portfolio includes the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels, MainStay Suites, Suburban, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brands.
Hilton Hotels

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

The Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes the Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Canopy, Curio Collection, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, True By Hilton, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, and Hilton Grand Vacations brands.
InterContinental Hotels

InterContinental Hotels

The IHG portfolio includes the InterContinental, Kimpton Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites brands.
Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels & Resorts

The Marriott portfolio includes 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, and Moxy Hotels brands.
Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts

Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts

Radisson maintains a large footprint for its luxury Blu brand, with hotels on every continent and in some of the world's most exciting cities, including Bangkok, Chicago, London, Moscow, Oslo and Paris, among others.
Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

The Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes the 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, and Design Hotels brands.
 


Travel Insurance

Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance

My preferred travel insurance provider is Allianz Global Assistance. You'll be able to customize a plan to suit your needs and protect you against any unforeseen travel disruption, even if you have a pre-existing medical condition.
MedJet Assist

Medjet Assist

No travel insurance or assistance plan offers a protection program as comprehensive as Medjet. In the unfortunate case of a health emergency, natural disaster or terrorist threat, Medjet will bring you home to the United States.
Travelex Insurance

Travelex

Travelex is another popular provider of travel insurance, designed to protect you in the case of trip cancelation or disruption.


Sightseeing & Attractions

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

Hop-on and hop-off the wheelchair accessible sightseeing coaches at Big Bus Tours. There is no easier or more affordable way to quickly hit all of a city's popular tourist attractions.
CityPASS

CityPASS

One CityPASS booklet is the ticket to 50% or more in savings on admission to popular tourist attractions. CityPASS is available in twelve cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and Toronto.
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks

SeaWorld

SeaWorld is the perfect place to encounter marine life, but it's also part of a larger amusement park family which includes Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place, Aquatica and Adventure Island, with multiple locations across the country.


Essential Travel Gear

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Guide Books

I never travel to a new destination without a Lonely Planet guide book. They are full of background information, history, anecdotes and insider tips for the city or country you are visiting.
GoPro Camera

GoPro Camera

My GoPro camera captures amazing photo and video, and is incredibly easy to use. The best part is the price - brand new, 1080p HD GoPro cameras start at under $200!
Duffel Bag

Duffel Bag

I've found that duffel bags are the easiest type of luggage to carry if you are a power wheelchair user - just sling the shoulder strap over the seatback and roll away on your wheelchair travel adventure!
Bose Headphones

Noise-canceling Headphones

The Bose QuietComfort series of over-ear headphones is a travel accessory that I won't go anywhere without. The noise on long flights and train rides is canceled out, giving me the opportunity to work or sleep in peace and quiet.
Power Transformer

Power Transformer

If you're traveling abroad with a power wheelchair or scooter, you'll need to buy a step-up/step-down power transformer, which safely converts the voltage from 220V to 110V, or vice-versa.
Kindle e-Readers

Kindle e-Readers

Amazon's Kindle has changed the way I read books. The Kindle makes reading so much easier, faster and more accessible. My favorite model is the Paperwhite, but there are many different models and sizes to choose from.
Anker Power Bank

Portable Power Bank

My smartphone is the most important tool I use when exploring a new city. It gives me directions, access to information on WheelchairTravel.org and a helpline should I get into a bind. I make sure it stays fully charged at all times with a portable power bank.
International Power Plug Adapter

International Power Plug Adapter

If you're traveling abroad, you'll need to purchase an adapter for your electronics. The plug adapter is not to be confused with the power transformer, which you'll also need to safely charge a power wheelchair.
 


Additional Resources

Travel Agencies & Tour Providers

Accessible Travel Agencies

Check out these travel agencies and tour providers, which specialize in wheelchair accessible vacations.
Travel Blogs

Travel Blogs

These are my favorite travel blogs - a never-ending well of ideas and inspiration for my own travels. There are a few disability blogs listed here too.
 


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