Road Trip

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Explore Life

Children are gifts to remind us of the newness of each day. In their tiny state, they manage to teach us to let go of fears, explore new and different ideas, and go way, way, way out of our comfort zone. Children with special needs bring even more variables to these powerful lessons. Give these kiddos the gift of exploring new landscapes, new climates, new accommodations. Travel with your children and let me help

Lodging

We live in an age where people prefer rental properties vs. the hum-drum, amenity-lacking, hotel experience. After doing some exploring on websites like airbnb and vrbo, I’ve found the golden filters we have all been searching for. Wheelchair accessibility is a filter on each of those websites.

AIRBNB

 After doing your initial search for location, dates, and occupants, you will see a FILTERS tab. Expand that tab to find the key to your sanity. AMENITIES usually is minimized, find the small tab to show more options. At the very bottom, you should see WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Select that filter and you are well on your way to your next vacation destination.

VRBO

This search engine offers the same option in their MORE FILTERS section. Find and click on SUITABILITY and you will see HANDICAP ACCESS. Click and apply to your search results

Open Road-Roadtrippers

Download this app and give them your dates of travel, starting location and destination and what you are interested in seeing. This app plots your journey for you. Roadtrippers will find entertainment, food, campsites and more. Select anything you desire and Roadtrippers will add it to your trip and redraw your travel map.

Food-Just Order In

So you’ve finally made it to your rental with a fully stocked kitchen, your family is hungry and a restaurant sounds like the last place you want to be. Here are some useful Apps to order food in:

Munchery

Munchery is only available in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle. You can order delicious meals made by local chefs straight to your doorstep. Just heat and enjoy! Menus change daily for exciting new options. There is even a kid’s section. Download this app, create an account prior to your trip and it should be easy peasy to order fresh meals straight to the door of your new residence. You can even pick delivery time frame.

Delivery

There are multiple apps that make ordering take-out for delivery possible in a new location. Seamless and Grubhub seem to get the best reviews and are available in many urban locations.

 For more wheelchair travel tips, check out Curb Free with Corey Lee!

 


Contact Anna Brown, BS, PT, DPT to make a physical therapy appointment for your child in your home and community.

Foundation Children’s Physical Therapy 206.499.7671 -foundationchildrenspt@gmail.com www.foundationchildrensphysicaltherapy.com 


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