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4 Airport Travel Tips For Disabled Passengers Traveling To Miami

Well the holidays have past, yet winter remains. Those slightly chilly December days are no more. The brisk, snowy days of January have arrived, opening the doors to the intolerably icy days of February. If only there was some small pocket of the country to which you could escape, where you could free yourself of the burdens of a punishingly cruel winter. But wait! There is hope after all! You can find it in the subtropical city of Miami. Book your trip today and read our guide for how to make the travel experience easy as pie. We are Wheelers, the Miami wheelchair van rentals company that’s going to make your transition to paradise approximately a gazillion times easier. Here’s what you need to know.

Get There Early

It is always a good idea to give yourself ample time before a flight. If you arrive at the airport with only twenty minutes to spare, there’s a good chance you’ll miss your plane. Besides, you have to make sure you have time to return your Wheelers van, which involves calling Wheelers and checking your rental vehicle in which only takes a few minutes, but in order to continue with your stress free travel experience, you’ll want to give yourself at least 2 hours before your flight departs.

Keep Your Eye On The Prize

Air travel, quite frankly, is a pain in the neck. It’s no fun for anyone, but especially for the nearly one fifth of the country with physical disabilities. Once you’re on the plane, the situation doesn’t get much better. Leg space seems to shrink each year. And most airlines no longer feed their passengers.

However, airlines will usually accept homemade sandwiches, fruit, and crackers through the security checks. You can also purchase something at one of the food places in the airport. You’ll have to purchase water or other drinks at the airport after going through the security check.

Once you’ve gotten to your seat and put your seat belt on, you can close your eyes and picture yourself at the end of your flight when that warm sun hits your face and starts to melt away everything that has come before. Now it’s tanned legs, surf and sand, seafood and all around good times traveling in your Wheelers Accessible Van Rental van.

Book Your Van In Advance

One thing that’s pretty important to do in advance is book your vehicle. You can easily do so on the Wheelers website. This way, your wheelchair accessible van rental will be ready for you upon arrival. Some locations have shuttles which take you to the Wheelers van and one phone call will get you an accessible shuttle to transport you to the van pick-up point.

If you’d like to verify that the vehicles we have will meet your needs, you can check out the videos on our website, which explain in detail how to secure your wheelchair into the van, how to secure the passengers who are in the wheelchairs, and how to safely operate the vehicle.

So are you ready to make a move? Everything you need to know you can find on our website, but we also welcome your calls. You can reach us at 800-456-1371. We have locations all over the country and you can view our locations listings here. No matter where you are or what your plan is, we’ll be there and eager to help. Book your Miami wheelchair van rentals early online. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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East Coast vs West Coast New Year’s Eve

2017 is just around the corner, and many people have planned to spend new year’s eve visiting a new city. Should you be exploring a new city, and are in need of wheelchair van rentals get in touch with Wheelers today!

As the temperature drops, many flee to warmer places, and two of the most popular holiday destinations are L.A. and Miami, where the sun and the beach are close enough to keep you warm and relaxed, so you can celebrate the beginning of a new year in the best mood.

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As accessible travelling experts, here at Wheelers, we have the ultimate East Coast vs West Coast stand-off, with a guide of the best things to do in LA and Miami for the new year.

Where to eat

Miami:

  • The Melting Pot: Award-winning cheese fondue, artisanal breads and fresh veggies and fruits to share with friends and family.
  • Devon Seafood + Steak: Prime steaks and fresh seafood with a great variety of wines to choose from.
  • Kitchen: American Brasserie serving contemporary American dishes with seasonal, local ingredients of the best quality.
  • Bourbon Steak: Their Michael Mina’s Lobster Pot Pie and their Duck Fat French Fries have become an icon of American cuisine.
  • Hakkasan: Traditional Hong Kong food with items such as stir-fry, soups, congees, vegetables, and dumplings.

L.A.:

  • 71Above: Patrons will enjoy free Billecart-Salmon Champagne, poached oysters, Prime New York steak, poached lobster, foie gras macaroon, and other delicacies along with a complimentary selection of wines.
  • Baltaire – “Midnight in Paris”: Cheese carts and Chateaubriand will be the highlights of the night, along with caviar, Champagne, and a gypsy jazz live show.
  • Norah – Ring in the New Year With Extravagant Cheer: A refined five-course menu that includes foie gras, caviar, and truffles paired with carefully selected beverages.
  • S. TAQUERIA – New Year’s Eve Party: Unlimited traditional Mexican food and drinks with a DJ set spicing up the night.
  • Doheny Room – Ring in New Year’s Gatsby Style: Party like it’s the 1920’s and have a Gatsby style dinner with balloon drop at midnight, Champagne tower and toast.

Where to party

Miami:

  • Nobu Eden Roc will host a New Year’s Eve Bash with the Knocks on Saturday, December 31.
  • The New Year’s Eve Spectacle at River Yacht Club will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 31.
  • The Shore Club is presenting DJ Spider on Saturday, December 31. Free entry before 11 p.m. to first 200 RSVPs.
  • Fred P a.k.a Black Jazz Consortium will be playing on Saturday, December 31, at the Electric Pickle.
  • A Night in Cuba with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus will be live at Hyde Beach on Saturday, December 31.

L.A.:

  • One of the “it” clubs of 2016, the 1OAK is throwing a New Year’s Eve party with 5 Hours of Premium Open Bar, a Champagne Toast at Midnight and top DJs.
  • A hieroglyphics light show, go-go dancers, a heated courtyard, several DJs and an open bar are just a few of the things you will be able to enjoy at the Egyptian Theatre during the 8th Annual Cleopatra’s 2017 LA New Year’s Eve Ball.
  • The 4th annual N.Y.E. L.A at Grand Park + The Music Center will have three stages with live music, DJs, Samba dancers, a Hip-Hop dance crew, live bands, free photo booths a wide range of food vendors and 3D digital video mapping on City Hall.
  • DJs Raul Campos + Travis Holcombe will be in charge of the music at Viceroy Santa Monica’s NYE’s Twenty Sixteen Black + Gold Soiree.
  • 3 top nightlife venues will be hosting the Hollywood NYE Block Party 2017, with a 5-hour open bar to keep the party heated and several other party flavors.

Bonus: New Year’s Eve Shows

Miami:

  • Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution will be a free admission event, this Saturday, December 31.
  • Willy Chirino will be live on Saturday, December 31, at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.
  • Billy Joel and Genesis will be in Rock The Block At The Waldorf-astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday, December 31.
  • Fontainebleau Miami Beach will host Justin Bieber’s live show Saturday, December 31.
  • 2 Chainz will be live on Saturday, December 31, at Rockwell.

Check out the full list of shows on the Miami New Times.

L.A.:

  • The stage at The Rockwell will host a for a Rocky Horror Parody Celebration on New Year’s Eve, with performers from television, film and Broadway and a Rocky Horror themed party after show.
  • Citizen Cope, Cut Copy, St. Paul and the Broken Bone, DJs Big Data and Hirie will be performing at Downtown Long Beach on New Year’s Eve.
  • Theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles and top DJs will be part of the Prohibition NYE at Union Station. Chicago-based trio, Autograf, is the headliner, along with the premium open bar, and their signature 60 ft. midnight ball-drop.

For more events in LA check out Forbes here.

If you’re travelling this NYE across America and you want to have the best accessible travelling experience, get in touch with us immediately to make a reservation. As a fully operative California wheelchair van rentals agency and Florida wheelchair van rentals company, we’re ready to help you go where you want, when you want. Call us today at 800-456-1371.

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Making Memories on the Island of Maui

The second-largest island in Hawaii is certainly not short of action, adventure, and activities. Relax on the sandy Ka’anapali Beach or climb the dormant Haleakala volcano. With Hawaii wheelchair van rentals services, people of all abilities can travel across this beautiful island in this spectacular state. From fresh island food to luaus on the beach, Maui has it all.

Sugar Beach Bake Shop

If you’re craving bakery-fresh pastries, head to Sugar Beach Bake Shop. Whether you’re in the mood for mango cheesecake or their famous Lilikoi key lime pie, your mouth won’t stop watering. This sweet little shop is also wheelchair accessible.

Sunshine Helicopters

Heading inside a helicopter may be the highlight of your Hawaiian vacation. Soar over rugged sea cliffs, hidden valleys, and rushing waterfalls in one of Sunshine Helicopter’s state-of-the-art helicopters. Some special features you’ll see in Maui are Old Lahaina Town, sugarcane and pineapple fields, Kapalua, and more. They even offer a wheelchair lift that will get you inside the helicopter!

Luaus

Hawaii is known for their luaus. These Hawaiin feasts include dramatic fire displays, traditional island music, and Polynesian dancing. Some of the more popular luaus in Maui are Hyatt Luau Drums of the Pacific and Lahaina Luau. If you’re looking for a spectacular show, this is entertainment you won’t want to miss.

Maui Ocean Center

Sharks, stingrays, turtles, and tropical fish are just some of the underwater creatures you’ll see at Maui Ocean Center. Also known as the Aquarium of Hawaii, visitors can explore one of the largest collections of live Pacific corals in the world. The aquarium is very kid-friendly and ADA-compliant, with wheelchairs available on a first come, first served basis.

Mount Haleakala

Famous for its dramatic sunrises, this active volcano is worth the long drive and early wake-up call. The massive shield volcano forms more than 75% of the island of Maui. Furthermore, the tallest peak of Haleakala is just over 10,000 feet. From the summit, you can look down into a depression that’s about 2,600 feet deep. Once you reach the top, there is handicap parking available in the lot. Don’t forget a coat because it’s cold up there!

Whalers Village

Lahaina’s Whalers Village is a beachside mall with restaurants, a whaling museum, boutiques, and other activities. This outdoor space is almost 100% wheelchair accessible and easy to navigate around.

Consider the island of Hawaii for your next vacation in the sun. Taking you where you want, when you want, Hawaii wheelchair van rentals services will transport you all over the island. Call our company today at (800)-456-1371.