The Wild Handicapper!
In this episode we interview author Francine Falk-Allen from the great state of California. Francine, whom contacted polio as a child, talks to us about living your best retired life no matter what your mobility concerns. She loves to travel and is quite good at it! Traveling all around the world and in the United States, Francine has stories and tips for everyone! We loved her newest book, No Spring Chicken: Stories and Advice from a Wild Handicapper on Aging and Disability. This award winning book is keeper and a great resource for all of us retired folks! Thanks for joining us Francine!
00:57 Curt's Life Lesson from his best selling book, Fix the Problem and Other Life Lessons from a Pragmatic Dad. You can find it here https://amzn.to/2Zdm2pp
03:25 Francine's two books are "Not a Poster Child: Living Well with a Disability-A Memoir" and "No Spring Chicken Stories and Advice from a Wild Handicapper on Aging and Disability."
04:35 Francine tells us about places that are difficult for someone traveling. She states that "planning ahead" is the most important thing someone with a disability can do to have a successful trip.
06:13 Francine explore some of the best places to visit that are accessible for scooters, wheelchairs, canes...etc.
08:37 ADA (American Disability Act) Learn more about this act and the resources it provides in America here https://www.ada.gov/
13:20 Francine reinforces the use of wheelchair assistance in airports when needed as it makes traveling easier and is less stress on your body.
15:22 Francine gives us her travel tips.
16:02 These travel guide books work well
16:46 Francine tells us about traveling our National Parks
22:01 Francine travels with her "Travel Scoot" and finds it easy to use. Find out about "Travel Scoots" here https://www.travelscoot.com/
23:35 Trip Advisor is a great resource https://www.travelscoot.com/
24:44 Francine tells us a great story about a "bear experience while using her scooter!"
29:50 Francine gives a preview of her new book.