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02-27-2002, 12:01 AM
I'm a T-10 complete Californian who wants information about vacations I can take with my wife, daughter, 11, and son, 8.
I want to go to places that aren't overly challenging for an SCI and are pretty accessible. Someone said Las Vegas would be a good start. Are there ways to arrange a week's vacation, sights to see, activities for the kids, and where I can feel comfortable?
02-27-2002, 11:37 AM
is a great place to start. Also, I just went on yahoo, typed in disability travel and found; www.geocities.com/Paris/1502/ (http://www.geocities.com/Paris/1502/) along with over 20 other sites available.
Pick your poison, a virtual smorgasbord at your fingertips.
...is a lot shorter list than what you can. Here are some additional sites to check out:
Disabled Travel Sites (http://carecure.org/forum/showthread.php?t=10121)
I travel with my mother a lot who has quadriplegia due to MS. We like to cruise and just returned from their 27th cruise around South America, but we find travel in the USA very easy as long as you take the time to do your homework in finding accessible lodging, and transportation if you don't drive your own vehicle.
Las Vegas is very accessible. Lots of accessible rooms, eacy lift-van transportation to/from the airport, curb cuts for walking the Strip, etc. It is HOT though, so plan to go in the winter, esp. if you plan to push outdoors much.
Many people on this site travel, both for pleasure and for work or wheelchair sports, so post questions here freely. We will all help. Just get out there and do it!
03-16-2002, 07:49 PM
Did you decide on your vacation destination? Your children are the same ages as mine, and my husband shares your same concerns.
03-18-2002, 11:12 PM
Marcomo, I haven't decided on where we will vacation yet. I may have surgery in June. I do know that I need to do more with my family. I enjoy my kids and don't want to see them grown up and having too many regrets about squandered opportunities with them.
03-19-2002, 06:57 AM
I know just what you mean. I have one suggestion. My husband, Scott, who is a maniacal workaholic takes time every weekend or every other weekend for "Game Day" with the kids. Bingo, Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble Jr., Battleship, Yahtzee--the list is endless. I make the popcorn, brownies, whatever. They play, laugh and he teaches them invaluable lessons on strategy, planning ahead, anticipating your opponent's next move, investing wisely, etc. It's great for all of us, and best of all it's free!
I have a feeling that the kids are going to treasure those Game Days more than any exotic trips to swank hotels, amusement parks. (We've done those too.)
Also, if you're physically able, we love to camp. We have a tent and stuff, but our favorite memories have been all of us piled on the floor in Scott's van. It's a blast and again cheap!
Best of luck to you and yours. And keep us posted on your possible surgery.
07-25-2006, 08:53 AM
The best Family vocation is DysneyWorld Park.I was on holiday there last year with my family.We bougth tickets here:http://www.villa4vacation.com/magictickets.aspx