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30 Nov 2022

Maggie enjoys transatlantic trip-of-a-lifetime to the Americas with the help of her eFOLDi scooter

Maggie from North London credits her once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to her ‘trusty’ folding scooter. Maggie suffers from COPD, Spinal Stenosis and has a weakness in both her knees so cannot walk for long distances. Despite these challenges, Maggie was still determined to see the world, because foreign travel was her real passion. Here, Maggie tells us about her recent travel experience with her eFOLDi scooter and how she continues to enjoy an independent life with the full freedom to travel and explore.

Maggie wanted nothing more than to go on a luxury cruise holiday but knew from previous experience that she might struggle with boarding at the various ports along the way. As she had a reduced ability to walk, she thought she may find it difficult to reach the coach, taxi or dock gates. Having discounted the idea for some time, she eventually decided to enquire directly with the cruise line, whose booking agent promptly asked if she had ever considered travelling with the help of a mobility scooter. Maggie says, “I’d not considered using a mobility scooter before, but I was determined to investigate all the options and proceeded to book my trip.”

Departing from Southampton, the transatlantic cruise would sail to a host of stunning destinations up and down the coast of North and South America. During the trip, Maggie would visit several Caribbean islands, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama as well as two stops in Florida on the East Coast of the United States.

During her research into suitable scooters, Maggie had come across the eFOLDi Explorer, a portable, folding 3 wheeled scooter that was also Class 3 compliant and therefore UK road legal. Maggie commented, “The scooter appeared to be lightweight, airline-friendly and compact enough to fold down into a cabin-sized case in just a few seconds. It seemed perfect for my travel needs.”

Embarkation day soon arrived, and Maggie was thrilled to be boarding Cunard’s luxury Queen Victoria liner in Southampton. Maggie commented, “Whilst I was a little apprehensive at first, my eFOLDi scooter really allowed me to get the most out of my trip. Plus, on shore excursions, I’d literally drive my scooter down to whatever coach or boat was waiting to transport the excursion party. I’d then simply fold it up and someone would store it away until I needed it. I could then also just head off on my own to explore wherever we were docked.”

Maggie enjoyed an incredible three months away on her voyage around Cape Horn, visiting some amazing destinations along the way. Maggie said, “I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience without my eFOLDi scooter. It’s simply magic, and it gives me the complete independence to travel and do all the things I used to be able to do when I was younger and more mobile. I would genuinely recommend an eFOLDi to anyone looking for a portable, lightweight scooter for foreign travel.”


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