Leisure and Learning Travel

Accessible and Affordable Family Fun in Florida

Accessible and Affordable Family Fun in Florida

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak in Jupiter, FL. I was very excited as it was in February and as we all know, it had been a cold winter! Florida in February sounded wonderful to me! The organization I spoke for told me to bring my family and they would put us...

Hawaii: Hanauma Bay Beach Park Access Tips

Hawaii: Hanauma Bay Beach Park Access Tips

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii itself is a dormant cone volcano crater that long ago, a portion of which the outer edge collapsed and fell into the ocean, thus forming today, what we know as Hanauma Bay, with a beautiful crescent beach on it's shore side. Today it is one of the...

Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours and Transportation

Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours and Transportation

Millions of tourists visit Israel these days and among them there are a lot of people with limited mobility. The popularity of traveling to Israel has encouraged more and more accessible improvements. Government has worked particularity hard to improve access to...

Ideas for Travel in Ireland with a Wheelchair

Ideas for Travel in Ireland with a Wheelchair

Cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) from Ireland, a great destination with plenty to see and do for a wheelchair traveller. Ireland has come on a lot in regards to accessibility in recent years and hoping I can shed some light on the main attractions and a...

Prague: Visiting & Touring

Prague: Visiting & Touring

Bezbatour is the only travel agency in the Czech Republic focused on accessible traveling. We offer our services to everybody including wheelchair users, families with children, seniors or people with...

Top 3 Accessible Beaches in the Southeast of USA

Top 3 Accessible Beaches in the Southeast of USA

Is there anything better in the world than relaxing on a beach? The smell of the salty air, the sound of the waves crashing up on the shore, and the endless view of water as far as the eye can see... Sounds like perfection, huh?  90% of the vacations that I have taken...

5-Night Caribbean Cruise (Royal Princess)

5-Night Caribbean Cruise (Royal Princess)

I’ve always been fascinated with traveling; mostly by air though as that was my main form of travel when not taking a road-trip with my family.  For almost three years now I’ve had the honor of working for...

Accessible Cabana Pool at the Francis Coppola Winery in California

Accessible Cabana Pool at the Francis Coppola Winery in California

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means having access to some of the most beautiful spots to visit, and Sonoma’s wine country is no exception. But what to do if you’re tired of spending the day trekking from winery to winery? (oh, the hardship!) If you just want to...

Cruise: Mexico, Belize, Isla Roatan & Cayman Islands

Cruise: Mexico, Belize, Isla Roatan & Cayman Islands

It was a cold day bundled in my down overcoat in New England and I couldn’t count down the hours fast enough to spring break where I can feel the warmth of the sun to feed my soul and keep me going until the...

Traveling Barcelona, Spain in a Wheelchair

Traveling Barcelona, Spain in a Wheelchair

Welcome to Barcelona! In 1992, for the first time in their history, the Olympic and Paralympic Games were held in the same city, at the same venues and the same Olympic Village, free of architectural barriers...

Visiting Maine Attractions by Wheelchair

Visiting Maine Attractions by Wheelchair

My wife and I decided to escape the July heat and humidity of Atlanta, Georgia and take off to Maine for a long weekend vacation.  Why Maine you may ask?  It was a state that neither of us had visited,...

Saint Petersburg, Russia Accessible Travel

Saint Petersburg, Russia Accessible Travel

The city on the Neva River, Saint Petersburg, in Russia bears a lot of names and each name has a geographical, romantic, political, historical or cultural meaning: the Northern Capital, The City of White Nights, The City of Three Revolutions, and The Northern Venice....

Accessible Attractions by Portland, Oregon

Accessible Attractions by Portland, Oregon

Oregon is a beautiful north-west state with lots to do in the great outdoors, even in Portland Oregon culture is mixed with an appreciation of nature. The state of Oregon, has put together a nice PDF...

Boston, Massachusetts Wheelchair Travel Guide

Boston, Massachusetts Wheelchair Travel Guide

Touring Boston Come Tour Historical Boston! When it comes to seeing the many historical sites around Boston all one needs to do is follow the Freedom Trail, which is marked by a solid red line (painted or in...

Oregon: Crater Lake National Park

Oregon: Crater Lake National Park

The water was so blue I felt like I was gazing at the eternal pool of life. I had come to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon once before when I was a child and seeing beautiful aftermath of a violent volcanic...

Albuquerque, New Mexico Accessible Travel Guide

Albuquerque, New Mexico Accessible Travel Guide

Bienvenidos! Albuquerque lies at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and Interstate 25, on the banks of the Rio Grande river. A mid-sized, mild-weathered city, located in the heart of the high desert of New Mexico, Albuquerque is an authentic and laid-back destination....

Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is the capital city of New Mexico and a wonderful place. With 70,000 full-time residents, it charmingly hosts a million and half visitors every year. The town started as a Native American settlement around 900 b.c., and was later invaded by the Spanish...

Personal Perspective on Philadelphia and Wheelchair Access

Personal Perspective on Philadelphia and Wheelchair Access

When it comes to cities, Philadelphia was my first love. I grew up in the suburbs of South Jersey, right across the bridge from this City of Brotherly Love. My relationship with Philly was both love and hate. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the...

San Diego, CA: Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

San Diego, CA: Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

San Diego, California is a premier vacation beach destination, where people from all over the world come to soak up some sun. The weather here is pretty much the same all year round, which makes it a top...

Charleston, South Carolina: Accessible Travel Guide

Charleston, South Carolina: Accessible Travel Guide

When to Travel Seasonally, the best time to visit Charleston, South Carolina is in the short-lived spring or fall. In the spring you can enjoy a variety of brightly colored blooming flowers, and fall brings...

Italy, Sicily Travel: Accessible Tour

Italy, Sicily Travel: Accessible Tour

Situated at the southern tip of Italy in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a diverse island of extremes. Its history stretches back more than 3,000 years and as a strategic crossroads for southern Europe, it has the legacy of various civilizations which have influenced its...

A Stop at Old Town in Sacramento, CA

A Stop at Old Town in Sacramento, CA

In many cities the "Old Town" section isn't very wheelchair friendly. The old buildings and sidewalks make navigation frustrating however Sacrament has recently  installed all new ramps from the wooden boardwalks to the crosswalks at every intersection -...

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

We arrived in Tahoe on a beautiful late summer day and checked into the Hyatt Hotel situated directly on the beach in North Lake Tahoe. The rooms are expensive, but it is a once in a life time stay. There are...

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

Whether summer or winter, Lake Tahoe is one of California’s most visited and naturally beautiful destinations. It was referred to by the original explorers as “the jewel of the Sierra.” Lake Tahoe reaches depths of 1,645 feet, making it the second deepest in America...

Top 10 Accessible Attractions in the State of Georgia, USA

Top 10 Accessible Attractions in the State of Georgia, USA

After living in Georgia for nearly 24 years, I have taken part in pretty much everything that the state offers. There are a plethora of activities available throughout Georgia that are wheelchair accessible. Here are my top ten things to do in the Peach State in a...

Visit the Birthplace of Shakespeare in the UK

Visit the Birthplace of Shakespeare in the UK

Stratford-upon-Avon is set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon.  It is 22 miles south east of Birmingham,  8 miles south west of Warwick and north west of the Cotswolds which makes it an ideal location from which to...

Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

With architect Hacı M. Hekim, Tunc Tonger has designed a three-story wheelchair accessible yacht to provide  the disabled with a comfortable and stylish atmosphere to travel at sea in called Well-abled. Access to the three stories is accomplished with a...

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

Britain has over 10,000 miles of coastline and plenty of fabulous sandy beaches to explore, but these 5 great beaches are the pick of the bunch for disabled travellers – featuring the best golden sand, glorious sunsets, clean blue seas and great wheelchair access. If...

Ephesus, Turkey Travel Access Review

Ephesus, Turkey Travel Access Review

This visit was part of a ten day, three-stop, tourist trip to Turkey in April of 2014. I had been to Istanbul once in 1980. And this was a chance to re-explore Turkey itself, and also see a modern and “safe” Muslim country. Why visit Ephesus? These ruins are one of...

Istanbul, Turkey Accessible Travel (Review #2)

Istanbul, Turkey Accessible Travel (Review #2)

I think Istanbul is must see world destination. The layers of religions, empires, architecture, and beautiful water views, along with a fully modern society are so rich. From the US perspective, it is an ideal combination of novel, enlightening and familiar. If the...

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

  Fort Mason in San Francisco, is a former Army post dating from the Civil War and divided into Upper and Lower Fort Mason with the Great Meadow in between and more wheelchair outdoor attractions nearby.  The Great Meadow The main draw to the 50-acre...

4 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Scotland

4 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Scotland

It's been in the news a lot recently with the recent referendum on independence, but people often forget that Scotland is also a fantastic tourist destination. This beautiful country in the north of the British Isles might be known for a lot of things, from its haggis...

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Every fall and early winter, thousands of Monarch butterflies travel amazing distances from the northern United States and southern Canada to spend the winter at a handful of sites along the California coast. One of these is a grove of eucalyptus and Monterey pines in...

Take a Trip to Birmingham in the UK

Take a Trip to Birmingham in the UK

As a cultural melting pot Birmingham is becoming one of the UK’s most popular cities to visit. When taking a trip, whether it’s for a day trip or for a few nights, you should always investigate the accessibility of the locations you want to visit so that you save time...

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

In fall and winter, up to 150,000 monarch butterflies come to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz from the northern United States and southern Canada to roost and mate. During these months you can see thousands of butterflies fluttering through the park’s...

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

Two hours south of Los Angeles and a day trip away from Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert are Palm Springs and Palm Desert. This area is an oasis of golf courses, tennis courts, spa resorts,...

Reno Weekend in a Wheelchair

Reno Weekend in a Wheelchair

There is so much to do in Reno, Nevada but most find their way here to gamble at the casinos. The biggest little city in the world has had a few faces since it was established in 1859 and today the most profitable casinos are the El Dorado, Sands Regency, Harrah's,...

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

The stars were still out when I awoke. I was still half asleep as I got my things together in a zombie like fashion and then headed to the Southcoast Winery in Temecula to meet Pat, Carol and the rest of the crew from Reach for the Stars Hot Air Balloon Foundation....

Access the Southern California Wine Country

Access the Southern California Wine Country

Temecula is Southern California’s Wine Country and is conveniently located about an hour and half away from Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and San Diego, which makes it a nice get-a-way for many people living in these areas. This wine country region is...

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field with Fort Point tucked below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a scenic spot and delight for strollers, joggers, windsurfers, bicyclists, dog walkers, and people looking to spot birds...

Touring on the Napa Valley Train with a Wheelchair

Touring on the Napa Valley Train with a Wheelchair

Riding the Napa Valley Wine Train is a unique way to get a brief overview of this famous wine country region while enjoying a multiple-course gourmet meal with wine. The entire journey is 3 hours long (36 miles) and begins at the station in Napa then up to St. Helena...

CA Coast: Malibu Travel Tips on Attractions

CA Coast: Malibu Travel Tips on Attractions

The Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH) is a famous area of Malibu known for it's stretch of ocean views. Right on the the beach along PCH  is the Beverly Hills Beach Club, made famous by the television show 90210 in the 1990s. Surfers and even dolphins and other...

Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Santa Barbara is considered to be a part of California’s Central Coast and is not only a beach town but a college one with a little bit of history. With a kick of new age philosophy and a high-end flare, it is no wonder why some celebrities have homes here. It is also...

Paris, France Accessible Tips and Attractions

Paris, France Accessible Tips and Attractions

Paris is the capital city of France and its biggest town but it is also the world’s number one tourist destination. Paris offers a wide range of tourist attractions, probably the largest in Europe: besides many...

Glasgow, Scotland: Accessible Travel Tips

Glasgow, Scotland: Accessible Travel Tips

Glasgow is not Scotland's Capital City but it is its largest and most cosmopolitan city which provides the traveller with a vivid contrast to the stunning historical townscape of its near neighbor, Edinburgh - a mere 40 miles away. Prior to the European City of...

Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long beach is about 40 miles south of Los Angeles. Long Beach is almost a child of L.A. with a much better location along the beach. From various hotels and skyscrapers in Long Beach, one can see downtown L.A. as long as the pollution level is moderately low. L.A....

Grand Canyon National Park Barrier-Free Access

Grand Canyon National Park Barrier-Free Access

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is regarded as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and rightfully so. Over centuries the mighty Colorado River has stretched this grand dessert landscape across...

Cruise 12-Night Eastern Mediterranean: Italy, Greece, Turkey & Egypt

Cruise 12-Night Eastern Mediterranean: Italy, Greece, Turkey & Egypt

INTRODUCTION There aren't many cruise itineraries that allow you to visit 3 ancient marvels like the Colosseum in Rome, the Parthenon in Athens, and the Pyramids at Giza all in one cruise, which is why I was excited to embark on Royal Caribbean's 12-Night Greece and...

Go-Karts with Hand-Controls

Go-Karts with Hand-Controls

Experience real head-to-head racing at Pole Position Raceway and discover why indoor karting is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. If you think this is kids play...well, think again! Our high-performance European karts are capable of 45 mph, and that...

4-Day Bahamas Cruise (Disney Wonder)

4-Day Bahamas Cruise (Disney Wonder)

My wife and I never thought we would be cruisers. In our minds we always pictured older people on a boat playing shuffle board and eating at a buffet, or playing slots in the onboard casino. In...

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