Welcome one and all to Disabled Travelers, where today we’ll be looking at accessible Spring Break destinations and getaways for wheelchair users and their travel companions.
There’s been an explosion of affordable, accessible rental homes for your vacation needs since Disabled Travelers first came around, and if you’re looking for a week off — like those lucky college students are enjoying right about now — you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s get rolling, folks!
From Value Vacation Rentals, check out this new, two-bed, two-bath accessible condo at Surfside Resort in beautiful Destin, Florida. From the site’s search function, you can find a number of other great options in Florida and along the Gulf and Pacific coasts. Don’t forget our comprehensive Sunshine State access guide series. You can learn about Orlando, Miami, and even Disney World. If those aren’t your top picks, also check out our soon-to-be expanded Hawaii coverage.
The Dayton Daily News has a few suggestions hot off the presses, including a number of accessible natural and residential options in Ohio. If you’re looking to go a little further afield, Cozumel, Mexico is an inviting and popular vacation destination with a reputation for safety. See the State Department page on Mexico for special travel information and advisories — and remember that Cozumel is an island, and weather can be intense during the hurricane season! Still, it’s a great pick to see the best beaches Mexico has to offer.
Speaking of beaches, if these are in your future, you’ll want to check out one of last year’s Summer Special posts, where we discussed beach and all-terrain wheelchairs. Though these can be pricy, there are more options out there than you might think, and they really work! Wherever you may be headed, Accessible Accommodations is a good place to check out for verified listings of barrier-free and adapted vacation properties. For accessible hotels, hotels.com remains the top contender.
Since we’re doing Spring Break in today’s visit, I’d just like to mention that if you or someone you know is a wheelchair user attending university in the United States, you may qualify for scholarships. Competitive, merit-based grants are a great way to cut down on long-term debt from pursuing an education, so spread the word if it can help anyone you know. Last but not least for now, remember that travel for Spring Break can be intense, so review the two-part Air Travel 101 for Wheelchair Users at AbilityVoice.
Thanks for stopping by for the Spring Break edition. Stay warm, stay dry, and stay safe this season; and don’t forget to pay a visit this time next week for more news and views from the wide world of disabled travel. We’ll see you then!