Travelers with mobility issues often struggle to engage in activities others take for granted. Simply moving around a theme park, hotel, cruise ship or other destination can take a great deal of planning, sometimes only to find out that a place is not accessible. Looking to arm themselves with the best odds of getting around, those with some mobility are choosing.
“Disability comes in many forms, and there is no single vehicle that can meet everyone’s needs,” says mobility product manufacturer TravelScoot on it’s website. “Before you decide which mobility device is the best for you, do some research, especially on your own condition and on your desired activity.”
That’s especially important for cruise travelers who have a well-defined space in which to operate: their cruise ship. Traveling via other modes of transportation can open up big questions. “What will they find when they get there?”, “Is getting on and off an airplane even an option”, and “Will there be someone along the way to assist them?”.
Cruise ships have all that covered and, along with the right mobility devices, can make for a hassle free vacation. The TravelScoot is a light weight. The entire frame consists of just 10 pounds of aircraft grade aluminum and 2 pound of steel hardware. The rest is wheels, seat, motor and controls. It folds and unfolds as quick and easy, almost like an umbrella.
While the TravelScoot is not intended as a full-time disability platform, it does provide instant mobility wherever you go. Unlike other scooters, there is no excuse to leave it at home because it would be too cumbersome or awkward to take it with you.
A good friend of ours alerted us to this device that she swears by. In a “don’t leave home without it” sort of way, our friend sails regularly, going from one end of a ship to the other with no limitations.