travel

Expert tips to help plan your next trip & travel smarter and safer

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:21pm
Traveling can be scary, especially if you have a physical disability. In my own travels over the years, I’ve been trapped in a bathroom, dumped out of a car onto Fifth Avenue, toppled over in a moving bus, stranded in a subway tunnel and even showered with glass after accidentally shattering a revolving door. Despite its inherent challenges, though, traveling also can be an exciting and...

The federal government’s airport security agency is offering a toll-free help line to assist commercial air travelers with disabilities and medical conditions

posted on January 27, 2012 - 6:00am
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently launched a new program designed to help people with disabilities and medical conditions fly on commercial airlines with a minimum of hassle. TSA is the arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is best known for its uniformed officers who staff security checkpoints at airports and inspect travelers, their baggage and...

Wheelchair users can visit the home of Big Ben with confidence

posted on October 1, 2011 - 11:03am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
The prospect of traveling in a wheelchair to London, a city steeped with history dating back to the Romans, filled me with trepidation. Visions of cobblestone streets, buildings without elevators, and entryways with massive stairways had my heart racing with anxiety as I planned our first trip to London.

Gifts to fit an active lifestyle

posted on November 1, 2008 - 1:01pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Get out and get more from life with the items featured in this year’s Quest holiday gift guide.
posted on November 1, 2008 - 10:17am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Washington, D.C., makes us proud to be Americans. From our nation’s majestic Capitol Building, to the amazing museums, to the lushly landscaped streets, the city is regal.
posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:40pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
As we drive into Gulf Shores a real estate sign boldly declares, “Florida is Full.” The implication is that Alabama is not. Miles of sandy white beaches line the Alabama coastline, inviting visitors to relax and play.
posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:44pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Adventure Travel Resources If your heart is set on having an accessible adventure in 2008, check out some great Western adventures in the article Go West! and satisfy your inner adventurer. If you’re still shopping around, you may have luck searching with the organizations listed below. Remember to ask questions about accessible features before making a decision — be specific! Accommodations

And satisfy your inner adventurer

posted on January 1, 2008 - 2:43pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
In the depths of winter, people from the East Coast to the West begin thinking of ways to escape the house and office. If taking a vacation is on your to-do list this year, now’s the time to make plans. So, what will it be — a whirlwind tour around a city, with bright lights and big entertainment? A week spent lounging on a ribbon of soft sand, soaking up sun and surf? Or maybe a gambling town...