Booking a Trip
I love events whether it’s birthdays, going out for a good meal or outings with friends. However, what I love most of all is planning trips away. I love the rush I feel when I look at images of the places that I want to travel to, I love the excitement when flights are booked and I love the buzz when I’ve finished looking at images of all the hotels and I’ve finally chosen the best one.
Currently, I’m planning my trip to Europe in 2019 and I’m super excited. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve looked at instagram photos of the places that I’m planning on going to. When I look at the photos I can just close my eyes and imagine myself there which makes me giddy. Next year, I’m wanting to travel to Switzerland, Germany and England with a quick weekend in Paris with a friend. The tough part when deciding to travel to these places was that I just want to go everywhere. Italy, Croatia, Greece and Sweden; you name it, I want to go there too. Sadly, I don’t have all the money and time in the world and I have to be realistic. But it’s so easy to just want to to pack up and travel for ever. That would be a dream.
I’m pretty fortunate that I’m independent and confident so booking trips isn’t a difficult or daunting experience for me. I have flying on my own down pat, it’s just ensuring that hotels are fully wheelchair accessible. There’s a hidden fact when it comes to whether a hotel is wheelchair accessible. Just because the hotel has a ramp into the hotel, doesn’t mean that it is wheelchair accessible. I’ve constantly been stuck when booking hotels because on the website it would say ‘wheelchair accessible’ but the rooms or bathroom would not be. It’s pretty ironic because I can easily get myself up a few steps but if a hotel room or the bathroom isn’t accessible then I’m just stuck.
I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to flying because I haven’t had many disasters. My chair has never once gotten lost except one time there was a incident about being have to wait more than the expected time to get off the plane because there was no lift or tunnel access leading from the terminal to plane. Most air hostess’ or booking managers are really helpful and understanding in what I want. I find being at the airport so exciting, I just love it. I love airports and the wait time between going through security and boarding the plane.
For my first big overseas trip I’m going to have to figure out so much and I’ll learn a lot on the way. My independence is just going to increase and so will my confidence in myself. Now I just need to officially book everything and I’ll be on my way.