THE DREADED PLANE RIDE


Travel

Hello Everyone! You’re finally on the plane and it’s time to go- Paris, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Seville, almost anywhere! You’re committed and seated, but now what?  The dreaded plane ride. Well, if you’ve got your bulkhead seat, you are close to a bathroom. If you can walk a little, you’re fine.  Most of you can’t […]

August 2, 2018

THIS STORY IS THE ESSENCE OF THIS BLOG


Travel

Doctors told him to check his wife into a nursing home. Instead, he wheeled her around the world A love story on wheels: Brain aneurysm challenges couple to explore world 01:34 North Haven, Connecticut (CNN)When Andy Fierlit’s wife suffered a brain aneurysm 27 years ago, doctors urged him to admit her to a nursing home. […]

June 3, 2018

FROM THE TICKET COUNTER TO YOUR SEAT .


Getting to the gate

Welcome to the airport ticket counter!  So far you have done all the right things.  You’ve got your tickets, and notified the airline of your assistance requirements.  Now imagine you hand your passports and e-tickets to the ticket person, they look it up, and what do you know?  There’s no record of you notifying the […]

March 28, 2018

Wheelchair Purchase


Wheelchair purchase

Lets talk about what type of wheelchair you need. If you read the actual rules you will see that most wheelchairs/scooters are permissible. Read about power wheelchairs on airplanes. Obviously you can take a manual wheelchair.  You can take a battery powered wheelchair.  The only real requirement is that they have the non spill batteries. […]

March 14, 2018

FROM YOUR DOOR TO PARIS AND BACK (PART 1)


France

FROM YOUR DOOR TO PARIS AND BACK (PART 1) Well, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and are planning your trip to Paris.  OK, LET’S GO! Where do you begin?  First, there is an aircraft  procuring the right wheelchair, traveling to the airport, checking in, getting to the gate and on the plane, what […]

February 24, 2018

Dare to imagine


France

You are in the center of Paris, France.   You are at the Place de la Concorde looking up the Champs-Elysees toward the Arc de Triomphe. Slightly to the left is the Eiffel Tower. Directly to your left, across the Pont del la Concorde is the Left Bank and the French National Assembly. Behind you is […]

January 8, 2018