Travel and Life Lessons Learned from an Increasing Focus on Accessibility

There are all manner of different online platforms that not only conduct some specific research about a particular destination you want to visit, but also guides you as to how and go ahead and book tours, activities, etc, associated with those destinations and attractions. So why then do we generally seem to gravitate to a select few of these many platforms and channels, not least of which are the review sites where there are first-hand reviews shared by people who’ve gone before us in their exploration?

It’s a simple matter, I think, of those platforms capitalising on the true essence of what travelling is all about, even if we’re talking about a day-trip to some iconic landmark or attraction that’s only a stone’s throw away. Travelling comes with some of the biggest life lessons anyone can ever learn, anywhere…

It makes for some interesting reading, however, taking a closer look at some of the elements which pit certain travel resource platforms ahead of others in terms of their patronage. What it comes down to is how you, as the traveller, are likely going to experience the attraction you seek to visit, and because of this, some questions will come to mind.

Are you travelling alone, for instance, or is it an entire family spanning three or four generations for which you’re planning the excursion?

Once you have figured out how many people will be traveling, you should place an increased focus on accessibility, such as whether your destination can be reached by wheelchair accessible vans, and if the hotel you are staying in can accommodate people with mobility issues. Instead of making the common mistake of turning to information that has been published on age-related mobility gear specialist platform (though they could be useful), in this instance, you should visit the typical travel and destination guides that can be found on the internet.

These guides, that should be relevant to your destination, should have a clear outline as to whether they are accommodating or not. If they are, you can continue with your booking. If they’re not, and you think it could be difficult to ensure that all members of your party are well catered to, look somewhere else. It really is that simple.

You can check out details for some of the most accessible attractions in the UK in the below infographic, but otherwise this increased focus on accessibility teaches the biggest travel and life lessons. These are that:

– Travelling and life are about discovery: it’s a never-ending journey and one which should be embarked on every chance one can get, which is why more and more attractions are being made accessible to the differently-abled, impaired or elderly

It’s about sharing experiences: imagine if you had to leave your grandma or grandfather behind on a family trip to Stonehenge, because they didn’t have the foresight to account for motorised scooter friendly access on site. – Equality comes with inclusion: family members or friends who are physically impaired in any way don’t want to feel like burdens and the best thing you can do to help them not feel that way is taking them along on your trips.