Must-Have Accessible Travel Gear

What's Inside The Bag of a Wheelchair Travel Blogger


Each item that I carry in my travel bag has a purpose, and the products listed here are ones that I couldn't live without while exploring the world in a wheelchair.
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.
 


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