Accessible Travel

Recently my wife and I determined that we truly needed a break from the hustle and bustle of our hectic every-day lives.  We made the decision to just get out of the house for a weekend and spend some time together away from business, work and the phone.

I called several resorts in the northwest Arkansas town we decided to visit, trying to find a place with wheelchair accessible facilities.  After a few “sorry, we’re booked” disappointments, I finally found a place that sounded very nice.

It had been a while since we’d had difficulty with accessibility when traveling.  Seeing as this establishment stated their rooms were accommodating, I took their word for it.  In times past I would have asked them to “describe” the “accessible room” just to make sure.  This time, a room description never crossed my mind.  “Huge mistake!”

This establishment’s idea of accessibility, let’s say, left a lot to be desired.

All went well on our get-away weekend but it sure could have been better had I done my homework!

When traveling, try to avoid my mistake and “assume” your reservations will meet your needs.  Ask questions and make your requirements known.  It’s so much better to know ahead of time what to expect than to be surprised and possibly disappointed upon arrival.

If you would like more information please call us toll free at 1-888-503-7955 or email us today at We have free brochures we can give you like “The Disabled Traveler” or “Making Your Community Accessible.” And feel free to share your comments in the comments section. Thanks!

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