The front wheels of my scooter fell off on the first day of a holiday in Finland. It was on an unexpected cobblestone paths. Luckily, I was outside a carpentry shop and two men helped put the wheels back on. However, the wheels kept falling off. I went to buy my own set of tools to fix the wheels. I could not find a hardware store so I went to a large department store. I was lucky that a shop assistant was able to properly fix the wheels. From then on, I was able to use many other cobblestone paths.
V/Line, which runs Victoria's regional train services, has removed some of its carriages from service. This has hit wheelchair users hard in four Victorian cities as it means train services in these areas are no longer wheelchair accessible. The carriages were removed due to safety concerns. V/Line is still supporting these passengers by providing travel in taxis. It could now take as long as two years for these accessible carriages to return.
With the availability of the internet and online booking sites, many people are fast becoming their own travel agents. Kelly has a 'do it yourself' attitude. After a bad experience, she decided to book her own holidays. She became her own travel agent. Her first time was a wonderful adventure. There are lots of available websites to help you make good choices when making your own bookings. And it is all quite exciting when your travel plans come together..
My recent trip to Spain was enormously challenging. Suffering from acute OCD, it took a lot for me to make the decision to go. However the OCD was a lot more manageable than I thought it would be. By distracting myself and thinking of the positive aspects of my travel, such as being upgraded to first class, I was able to relax and enjoy myself. The joy also of spending time with family and friends who I hadn't seen for ages made me keep pushing forwards, whilst at the same time trying to beat the OCD.
I've always been into unusual ways of travel. I've flown on a Gooney Bird to King Island, clattered and clopped on a horse and cart in Bali, and bustled and bounced along in the local buses in many countries. But on a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, we got around in tuk-tuks, cyclos and rickshaws.