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Travel Made Easy: Strategy

I miss those “freewheeling, let’s just see what happens” kind of trips. The ones where you start out the day just seeing where it goes — you may have done that kind of trip at one time. I did. But not anymore; I need a travel strategy. Actually I need a life strategy but here I’m focusing on a travel strategy. The strategies could include wheelchair assistance at ...

 
 

Travel Made Easy: I made a mistake

Yep, even a travel professional can make a mistake, and this was truly my mistake. On our last cruise vacation, we arrived in Miami this night before the cruise departed. So far, so good. It was an early evening flight, so we didn’t arrive at the hotel until almost 9 p.m. and this was the first mistake. Upon arrival, the clerk informed us our room had been upgraded. ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Wheelchairs in airports

Can you hear it now? “I don’t need a wheelchair at the airport” No, I’m sure you’d rather be exhausted when you arrive at the gate and worry about finding the connecting gate and getting there in time. It’s hard admitting you can’t do what you used to do. Using a wheelchair in an airport can be a challenge, physical and mental. It’s more about giving up control of ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Wheelchairs in airports

Can you hear it now: “I don’t need a wheelchair at the airport” No, I’m sure you’d rather be exhausted when you arrive at the gate; worry about find the connecting gate and getting there in time. It’s hard admitting you can’t do what you used to do. Using a wheelchair in an airport can be a challenge, physical and mental. It’s more about giving up control of your ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Independent land travel

Travel can be land, air or sea. Lots of other subdivisions but for right now I’m talking about land travel. For the moment, let’s set aside the trip you make to Aunt Minnie’s for the family reunion and focus on the trip you’ve wanted to take for years to the place you have never been. This type of trip can be accomplished in one or two ways, in an escorted group or ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Group travel

In almost any place you want to visit there is an escorted group going to that place. Will traveling with an escorted group work for you? Just as with independent travel, there are lots of variables to group travel but here are some pros and cons. Group Pros: Efficient way to see a destination; points of interest are explored with guides; the trip itinerary is ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Acceptance

Two places in the world that have always captured my attention: The Blarney Stone and the Taj Mahal. Yeah, I know pretty disparate interests but these my places. Everybody gets to have their own places and these are mine. In my life, I’ve been pretty lucky to see both of these places. My way of seeing these places is not the same as what others have experienced, but ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Go now

First, here come the excuses: You are too old, you have a mobility issue, and you don’t have the flexibility you used to have with food or time change. Pick one or all of the above for an answer. Now, some advice: It’s time to get moving and do the things you’ve always wanted to do but put off for a multitude of reasons.  Can you travel the way you used to? Maybe ...