Access 2 Parks Project
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” –John Muir
I started wheelchairtraveling.com because of my love for parks. I grew up camping and hiking, so I was connected to and influenced by the great outdoors. When I became paralyzed, I wondered, what’s possible now?; what can still see and do?
So I began to collect data for the website just about parks, and related information, like where to stay, so I could remember where to go and not to go. Some places were not worth the effort, and some were. The list of parks I want to visit keeps growing, but there are some that call to me, and some I keep returning to.
Nature has always been important to me. It provides wisdom, strength and rejuvenation for life on this earth. Nature makes me a better person, and I know I am not alone; many love being outside. I am not advocating that parks be paved over in concrete, but there’s more access that can be reasonably created, cost-effective, inclusive, and preserve the natural landscape.
The world is a big place, and I cannot cover it all alone. I need help. The more information we share, the more people can get out and enjoy life, and the companies will follow. If we express ourselves through action by showing what we want, there will be more hiking trails, outdoor activities, places to stay, and so on. Writers are wanted, paid and volunteers.
DONATIONS & SPONSORS
If you use this website to plan or book outdoor trips, and do not want to contribute a travel story, please donate some appreciation in the form of cash money to wheelchairtraveling.com, so I may pay others to write. Thank you.
Companies may also sponsor Access 2 Parks trips around the country and world. Different opportunities are available. Support the outdoors for all, email for sponsorship details.