Sunday, June 15, 2014

Welcome ConnieB!

From ConnieB:

I am so thankful to read the information from users of the 'Travelscoot'.  Also so happy to finally have been able to get one.  Have been keeping in touch since 2010 praying somehow I would be able to afford this 'wonderful  and versatile vehicle'! Because of the DURABLILTY they are so worth every penny!  With each story I read the Travelscoot just keeps getting better and better!!

Thank you, Bonnie and Tony!

(Bonnie and Tony are the folks at TravelScoot who take care of those of us in the United States. Contact them at 1-800-342-2214 or by visiting

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Using the TravelScoot as an Amputee

From Bev in Seattle:

Great job to run this important blog.  I particularly liked the travel info on a river cruise and no problem with cobblestone areas.  I had traveled in Europe fairly extensively before losing my RT leg above the knee in a SF General Hospital error after going by ambulance after crashing in my son's bathroom later discovered as a burst brain aneurysm prior to getting ready to leave for Airport back to Seattle.

I didn't know about the scooter until several years later - it's absolutely been wonderful - I went to the local mall and I hadn't been there for 8 years.  I recently went around Greenlake in Seattle and I hadn't been there in many, many years.  I've been on 3 cruises and with using the TravelScoot, I was able to go and see everything and made every excursion off the boat.  I can walk a bit with my prosthesis but the phantom pain would set in and it was a 12 on the pain scale to walk enough to get back to the car.  Now, it's like being at Disneyland - so fun, and I still have my energy at the end of the day and no pain!!!

I've wanted for years to go on a European river cruise but when I called travel agents and the river cruise lines -they discouraged me and said the off boat excursions would not accommodate me.   I'm going to check on the information after reading about the man that used his Travelscoot on a river cruise and excursions!  Thank you Elizabeth for facilitating this informative forum for TravelScoot people.

TravelScoot at the Racetrack

From Harry:

Last Sunday my daughter and I went to Laguna Seca RaceWay which is near where we live. It was another uplifting experience in spite of the fact that they wouldn’t let me race. (kidding of course!)

Oxygen, the Pool, and a TravelScoot

Having a TravelScoot isn't always about exciting vacations. Sometimes it's about being able to do the small things, like riding up and down your block, walking the dog, or my favorite -- going to my gym so I can exercise in the pool.  (That's my oxygen tank on the side of the pool.)  This picture is from last Sunday, and it was one of those days where just being able to get myself to the gym and get it into the pool was a very big "small" thing.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Kuala Lumpur to Paris

From Dato'Ghaz:

Landed at CDG Airport Paris after a 12hrs journey from KLIA Kuala Lumpur airport. The ground staff needed more details about the scoot. They let me through. MAS Flight from KLIA seem to know better aboutt the TravelScoot and assisted me to put the scooter in the overhead compartment. Great....

TravelScoot in a Kia Sportage 2000

Thanks to Linda for a picture of her scoot in her 2000 Kia Sportage:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

More about TravelScoots on a River Cruise

From Carol and Peri in Las Vegas:

These pictures are of our TravelScoots on the maiden voyage of the New Avalon Illumination. We took a 12 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna.  The entire crew and captain loves our TravelScoots. We are so fortunate that we chose the right company -- Avalon. They have a walking tour daily and had arranged for our TravelScoots on their slow gentle walking group. All arrangements were made for our two TravelScoots to ride on the tour buses too!!! A great way to cruise the rivers. I highly recommend Avalon river cruise.