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17 ways to make traveling with aging parents a success

Tribune News Service Logo By TCA Staff of Tribune News Service | Slide 2 of 18: If your parents use wheelchairs, canes or walkers and/or are worried about being a long distance from their doctors, U.S. travel is a good option. But there are several countries that make it easy for people who are handicapped or have mobility issues to navigate, so do some online research if you want to go overseas. Find out if the hotel, inn or Airbnb place you are eyeing has an elevator, or book a room on the ground floor. Read guest reviews on Trip Advisor and other travel sites and post questions if you are unsure if a place is a good bet for seniors. Ricksteves.com also has a useful travel forum section.

Research where to go

If your parents use wheelchairs, canes or walkers and/or are worried about being a long distance from their doctors, U.S. travel is a good option. But there are several countries that make it easy for people who are handicapped or have mobility issues to navigate, so do some online research if you want to go overseas. Find out if the hotel, inn or Airbnb place you are eyeing has an elevator, or book a room on the ground floor. Read guest reviews on Trip Advisor and other travel sites and post questions if you are unsure if a place is a good bet for seniors. Ricksteves.com also has a useful travel forum section.
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