“She travelled solo in the USA? She’s disabled?”

Traveling with a disability can be daunting, but it doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dream of seeing the world. Solo travel with a disability is entirely possible and can open up a world of opportunities and experiences.

The first step in solo travel with a disability is planning. Research your destination ahead of time and make sure that it is accessible and can meet your needs. Many cities offer resources for travelers with disabilities, so look into what services or accommodations are available. It’s also important to make sure that your needs are met, so consider booking accommodation that have wheelchair accessible rooms or restaurants that have accessible menus.

My first solo trip was to Miami, did I have a blast !! It took a bit of planning, I calculated the hours I could spend in my calipers (assistive devices I wear to walk) and the distance I could walk before exhausting myself. I spent a day on my own, touring Miami. It was 24 hours of fun fun fun, I then rested on the flight back to North Carolina, got home and had a full day of relaxation. I did it, on my own – was all I thought of. From there, I travelled solo bit by bit even visiting Paris.

Once you’ve done your research, start preparing for your journey. Pack light and make sure to bring any necessary medical supplies or equipment. If you’re taking a plane, make sure to reserve seats in the accessible section in advance. It’s also a good idea to let the airline know about any special accommodations you may need, such as wheelchair assistance or pre-boarding.

When you arrive at your destination, it’s important to remain aware of your surroundings. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the area so you can easily navigate your way around.

Finally, take the time to enjoy your journey. Solo travel with a disability can be a rewarding experience, so make sure to take advantage of all the opportunities available to you. From exploring new cultures to meeting new people, there’s no limit to the experiences you can have.

Solo travel with a disability doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience. By doing your research and planning ahead, you can ensure that your journey is safe, enjoyable, and accessible. So get out there and start exploring the world!