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Able to travel? / Rich Worldwide Travel Provides answer to your accessibility questions about airlines, hotels, ground transportation, adapt of car/van rentals, trains, cruise ships, resort packages, mobility and medical equipment rentals. They do the research so individuals can make informed decisions on travel. 
Access Anything

Adventure Travel for People with Disabilities. "Go Anywhere, Do Anything!” 

Access-able Travel Providing Worldwide access information. 
Accessible Journeys

A site for the international traveler.... 

Amtrak Up until 14 days prior to the departure of each train from its origin city, reservations for accessible bedrooms may be made for passengers who are mobility impaired. After that time, accessible rooms are made available to all passengers. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL to make reservations.
Big Apple Greeter Big Apple Greeter launched its Access Program in 1993 to inform travelers with disabilities of some accessible travel options within New York City, as well as help travelers with disabilities to get the most from their visit by matching them with a volunteer greeter who will show them a favorite section of the city. Our organization is proud to provide volunteer opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities that have first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of accessible options within New York City.
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources Information on travel planning travel companions, destinations in US and abroad, transportation, air travel, and books.
Flying With Disability We have built this site to help make flying with a disability as easy as possible.
Global Access

Network site for people traveling with disabilities. 

Government Travel Requirements This link goes directly to the TSA national website. Here you will find what is required of people with disabilities.  TSA Requirements. 
Medical Travel

The disability Travel Experts. 

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses

The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc. is a non-profit corporation serving facilities that provide lodging and other supportive services to patients and their families when confronted with medical emergencies. Each facility assures that a homelike environment is provided to persons who must travel to be with a patient or to receive necessary outpatient care.

Scenic Drives America's Byways® are gateways to adventures where no two experiences are the same. The National Scenic Byways Program invites you to come closer to America's heart and soul...
World on Wheelz Specialists in Wheelchair Accessible Travel Arrangements. 
Yellowstone Vacations Family-owned with 3 generations of Yellowstone Hospitality experience. Most of our core services are company owned (lodging, luxury snowcoach tours, snowmobile rentals, park tours, car rentals, RV park) assuring you of worry-free quality and continuity of service. You can't beat our knowledge of the area! Let us help create your vacation itinerary. Give us a call at 1-800-426-7669. Featured in September/October 2009 issue of Action USA.  Snow coach is ADA compliant. 

Van Rentals

Wheelchair Getaways

Wheelchair Getaways provides accessible van rentals for persons with disabilities. 

Accessible Vans of America

Provide quality rental vans with handicap accessible features. 

Accessible Van Rentals

Here you can find accessible vans throughout the United States plus other information on accessible travel and health. 

Vega Transportation One of the first companies to offer ambulette care in New York City, Vega has provided impeccable service for more than twenty years. Vega has the unique ability to combine a multi-decade medical transportation and premium limousine service experience. Our vehicles are customized with wheel chair lifts, high top roofs and doors, special suspension, front and rear air conditioning, wheel chair locks, and our newest ambulette’s have a TV with DVD player. Vega specializes in multilingual drivers to care for our New York City friends and neighbors. We speak Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Korean. In addition, our drivers must pass a rigorous 2 day training course in vehicle safety and passenger care and courtesy.
Wheelers Van Rentals Various rentals throughout continental US and Hawaii.

Lodging -

*Accessible bathrooms/showers may vary at hotel/motels; ask about roll-in showers or availability of bath benches. Door width is also important. Know your WC width in inches.

Accessible Bed & Breakfasts Offer links to various B & B’s that have accessible houses and rooms.
Accessible Cruise Planners Travel specialist with a disability with focus on WC cruises.
Accessible Hotel

Microtel hotel chain that provides accessible rooms that meet EDA standards. Contains a section on website for disabled travelers. 

Inn Seekers Extensive list of B & B’s and Country Inns that can be located with WC access.

Outdoors and Adventure Travel

Craig Hospital's Adventure Programs Craig's Therapeutic Recreation program has lots of great opportunities for alum from bowling tournaments to hot air balloons and scuba trips with A-1 Scuba, contact Claire at ccahow@craighospital.org or Carol chuserik@craighospital.org
National Parks Service Detailed accessibility information on all of the National Parks in the US.
Access Tours Provides slow walkers and WC users guided tours through some of the west’s most beautiful national parks
GORP Outdoor Recreation Page Offers information on all types of outdoor activities and trips with many resources and books available. Enjoy their list of “National Scenic Byways & Other Recreational Drives”.
Wilderness Inquiry A great selection of multi-day outdoor adventures for persons of all physical abilities including rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking and more.
Handicapped Scuba Association Information on learning to dive and dive trips.   
Traveling Abroad
Accessible Journeys Arrange individual travel for persons with disabilities, as well as offer a wide variety of exotic tours.
Endeavour Safaris South African Company provides safaris with wheelchair accessible safari vehicles and tent camping, power WC charging capabilities in the middle of a delta or national park.
Access UK Holidays Travel back in time on this accessible holiday designed for the traveler with a taste for British culture and a desire to gain an insight into the real Britain.

Travel Articles

Don’t be Afraid to Fly!

Article highlighting tips to make airline travel hassle free. 

Emerging Horizons Magazine

Emerging Horizons is a consumer oriented magazine about accessible travel. Emerging Horizons’ primary focus is travel for people with mobility disabilities; everybody from wheelchair-users to slow walkers. Lots of access information, resources, news and travel tips. 

Suite101.com: Accessible Traveler

Accessible travel isn't just about disabilities. How to make the entire travel experience work for you - packing, planning, flights, hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, nature trails, bathrooms, driving, plus important info for travel with caregivers and companion animals.AccessibleTravel articles, blogs and discussions cover industry knowledge, best barrier-free travel destinations, plus detailed, how-to travel information. 

Traveling with Your Wheelchair

We asked four wheelchair travelers to tell us all about the ups and downs of their trips around the world, and provide some tips to keep in mind for your next adventure.

United Spinal Association Accessible Air Travel:  A Guide for People with Disabilities     

Last Updated: August 2, 2013