Dear Editor,

Planning a trip to Castas Del Spain. I had a stroke 4 years ago. I need a wheelchair because I can’t walk far. Do I have to bring my own wheelchair?

Carole Kass

Most likely you will need to supply your own wheelchair. Many American hotels offer wheelchairs to their guests, however, Europe is often a different story. You can always call your hotel and ask if they have wheelchairs available. If not, bringing a manual chair aboard a plane is very easy. Simply check it as baggage with a “gate check tag,” or if it folds up the stewards may be able to store it in the plane’s coat closet. Either way, bringing your chair with you shouldn’t pose a problem.