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  • Do you have any traveling tips for someone with SMA?

    Posted by alyssa-silva on June 4, 2024 at 10:08 am

    We all know traveling with SMA isn’t easy. Airplanes aren’t accessible. Hotels don’t always have the accommodations we need for our daily living needs. The list goes on and on.  

    Nevertheless, traveling doesn’t necessarily have to be impossible. We might just have to get a little creative when it comes to adapting to life on the road. After all, the experiences of exploring someplace new often outweigh the challenges that may come our way.

    Based on your personal experiences, do you have any traveling tips for SMA? Any hacks that make traveling easier?

    susana-m replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • susana-m

    Member
    June 18, 2024 at 6:39 pm

    I got nothing, traveling is challenging. I’m not willing to risk my wheelchair being broken on a flight while airlines don’t take responsibility for the damage.

    That said, Jose Flores and his wife do a lot of traveling and share their experiences on Instagram. @joseinspires

    • alyssa-silva

      Member
      June 20, 2024 at 2:03 pm

      I’ll have to check out his Instagram. Living in Florida, have you ever been on a cruise? I hear they are pretty accessible. It’s difficult for me to travel to Florida to board a cruise. Though I believe there are ports up my way now.

  • kevin-schaefer

    Member
    June 20, 2024 at 8:57 am

    I wrote about an exciting development here in my latest column! https://smanewstoday.com/columns/im-hopeful-travel-will-get-easier-people-with-disabilities/

    • alyssa-silva

      Member
      June 20, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      Yes, it does look hopeful!! Were you able to try out the prototype for yourself?

  • susana-m

    Member
    June 20, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve been told that some of the modern cruises are much more accessible. That said, we went on a weekend cruise when I was a kid and the main elevators were broken. so I am the wrong person to ask.

    Kevin, read about it when you posted. What a simple solution, I love it.

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