Aloha! One of my favorite authors is James Michener. He is well known for his dramatic and historic tales of people and cultures. Some of his works include the Chesapeake, Texas, and Hawaii. As a result, visiting our 50th state has always been on my bucket list.
After a few months of strategic accessibility planning, Erika and I had a packed itinerary despite being a high-level quadriplegic. I felt confident that we could hit all the of the “must-see” sites in a week and not be overwhelmed.
The key to traveling for anyone with a disability is preparation. One needs to be prepared for the unknown (back-up medical supplies, tools, medicine, etc.). One of my travel tricks is to pack at least two days of emergency supplies in my carry-on luggage and to always bring my wheelchair information (make, model, serial number) to facilitate repairs if necessary. For the record, I found Oahu very accessible.