Are you considering traveling to Florida? Whether you’re going to Disney World, a local beach, or the bustling city, it’s important to remember your safety comes first. Yellow Scooters has a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to safe travels for seniors.
Here are the main safety tips you should keep in mind:
Make Travel Arrangements in Advance
There is a possibility of walking long distances, especially if a theme park is on your agenda. To make the most out of your vacation, make prior arrangements for renting a Commercial Grade Theme Park Scooter. This also includes planning your itinerary in advance. A good itinerary does not necessarily mean a jam-packed one. You can have just as much fun at a slower pace. Planning can allow you to find the right level of assistance or special seating if needed. A travel agent can be very helpful when it comes to pointing out great restaurants, museums, and sites, that are senior-friendly.
Take an Easy Day
If you’re traveling a long distance, allow yourself a day to take it easy and relax. Jet lag or long-distance driving can take a toll on your body. There is a possibility you will be active on your travels, so you want to allow your body sometime to rest. Before you go out to experience all the beautiful parts of Florida, you should be energized and refreshed. Don’t overexert yourself and take breaks when you need them.
Orlando and a lot of other Florida cities are some of the most traffic congested areas in the world. If you are not patient and considerate of others while driving, you can get easily flustered and possibly get into an accident. You might even consider renting a car or using a driving service to avoid the hassle completely. If you plan on renting a scooter, request a vehicle that will have enough space to fit your portable scooter.
Dress and Accessorize Accordingly
Do frequent weather checks while you are planning and packing for your trip. Florida is sunny and blazing almost all the time. In a good way, of course. Yet, be sure to pack cool clothing, sandals, hats, sunglasses, and especially sunscreen. One of the best parts about being in Florida is the beach. For your days spent at the beach protect yourself from the sun with a beach umbrella, sunscreen, and lots of water.
Pack A Money Belt
Florida is the fourth most populated state in the US. Out of the one-hundred most dangerous cities in the country, eleven of them are in Florida – more than any other state. This sounds intense and probably a tad scary, but don’t fret. Just take precaution and be aware of your surroundings and do not be that couple walking down an alleyway at night alone. If you are a woman, try not to carry a purse. Instead, opt for a money belt under your blouse. For a man, consider using a hidden wallet that is connected to a cord at your belt. This is a comfortable and practical way to protect against pickpockets.
If you would like a scooter rental for your trip to Florida, contact us at 855-274-3363. Let us help you make your trip enjoyable and safe.