Traveling is a way to enjoy life, see new things, meet new people, and have amazing experiences. Since 1978, our medical supply store in Washington, PA, has helped service the individual needs of people near and far when it comes to mobility and helping them maintain their independence and freedom. If you or a loved one has physical challenges, we work to find a solution to help break down barriers and gain more independence. One of our most popular pieces of equipment has to be our power scooter selection and there are many reasons for this, the number one being the freedom for travel and adventure a power scooter can bring. Here are some things to consider to help you make your solo trip easier with your power scooter:
Make a Detailed Plan
Before you head out on any trip, it is important to make sure you know where you are going, where you will be staying, what transportation you will be using, and all the places you plan to visit. Having a detailed plan from the start will help you ensure you can use your power scooter anywhere you plan to go on your travels.
Travel as Light as Possible
When traveling solo is it always best to pack light so you do not have a lot of heavy luggage to fight with. This is especially true when you have limited mobility and rely on a power scooter. Packing light will make it easier for you to get around an airport or bus station with your luggage and your scooter.
Update Your Contacts
Before you head out on any trip, you should make sure you have your contact list updated and with you at all times. You should always let people know where you are going and when you plan to be back in case something happens. You should also keep all insurance and medical contacts up to date as well before you travel.
No trip is worth going on if you do not capture those special moments. When planning your trip, make sure to have enough memory on your devices or maybe even consider buying a new camera so that you have plenty of options for capturing all the memories you're going to make. Planning on how to capture those special memories will help you get the most out of your solo travels.
Call Ahead of Time
When you are going on a long solo trip, you will want to take time to call ahead to the places you will be staying. Making sure you can get an accessible room and accommodations is important. You could also call any attractions you want to visit or places you want to see to make sure you will be able to get around in your scooter.
Tune-Up Your Equipment
Before leaving home for an extended trip, you should take time to schedule a tune-up on your power scooter! You don’t want to have a break down or mechanical issue while enjoying your trip. You can call us at Progressive Mobility today to schedule your tune-up prior to your next trip and our team can ensure that everything is in working order.
To learn more about how power scooters can help you enjoy solo travel again despite your mobility limitations give us a call today!