Parks and Outdoor Travel

Arizona: Prescott Mountain Lakes Access

Arizona: Prescott Mountain Lakes Access

If you love the Great Outdoors, the historic town of Prescott, Arizona has a lot to offer. It's nestled against the cool, piney hills of the Prescott National Forest and is home to several sparkling mountain lakes. Sitting at an elevation of 5200 feet, Prescott boasts...

Georgia, Alpharetta: Wills Park Recreation Center

Wills Park Recreation Center in Alpharetta, Georgia is definitely on my top 10 list! This park has absolutely everything imaginable that you could want. Plus, a tiny creek. At Wills Park, you'll find a...

Suwanee, Georiga: Settle’s Bridge Park

Suwanee, Georiga: Settle’s Bridge Park

People come to Settle's Bridge Park in Suwanee, Georgia for everything.  When you first enter the park there is a fire station to your left.  Then the first park turnout is to the right for the famous...

Cumming, Georgia: Midway Park

Cumming, Georgia: Midway Park

People visit Midway Park in Cumming, Georgia for the sports fields and the restaurants at the top on the street side. The park goes downhill pretty fast and has separate parking at each...

Cumming, Georgia: Matt Community Park

Cumming, Georgia: Matt Community Park

The Matt Community Park in Cumming, Georgia is enormous and known for the sports fields. Paved pathways travel all around the sports fields. The park has separate parking at each section of...

Cumming, Georgia: Fowler Park

Cumming, Georgia: Fowler Park

Fowler Park in Cumming, Georgia has everything, including a sports park and paved nature trails that form all sorts of different loops. When you first enter the park there is a fire station to your left. Then...

Cumming, Georgia: Ducktown Park

Cumming, Georgia: Ducktown Park

The main reason people come to Ducktown Park in Cumming, Gerogia is for the rubber walking path around the field. Ducktown Park includes a rubber walkway for running or walking, a small grass field, a...

New Jersey Beach Wheelchair Access

New Jersey Beach Wheelchair Access

Island Beach State Park is one accessible beach option in New Jersey, which has much more than just beaches. It is located on a barrier island along the Jersey shore in Ocean County, just south of Seaside Park (Exit 82 on the Garden State Parkway).  The park has...

Lake Powell, Utah Accessibility Travel Tips

Lake Powell, Utah Accessibility Travel Tips

Lake Powell is a one hundred and eighty mile-long man-made reservoir for the Colorado River that attracts millions every year. The majority of the lake stretches across Southern Utah but a small portion of the...

Utah: Arches National Park Accessibility

Utah: Arches National Park Accessibility

  Arches National Park is one of Utah’s most visited destinations due to the plethora of wind-chiseled arches. Many of the parks iconic arches can be seen right from the road and some have accessible...

Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Peaceful, serene, other worldy. You know, all those cliché terms people throw around about scuba diving. They are all true and yet do not begin to describe the experience. Over the last few years I have had the...

Exotic Trip to Cozumel, Mexico to Scuba Dive

Exotic Trip to Cozumel, Mexico to Scuba Dive

As a world-class scuba diving destination, Cozumel, Mexico is an obvious travel destination for divers. However, with its breathtaking beaches, National Marine Park, and ancient history it offers something for anyone looking for a Caribbean vacation. In June, my...

Alaska: Juneau Adventure by Wheelchair

Alaska: Juneau Adventure by Wheelchair

Having relocated from the east coast to California, we were planning our first holiday and considering options like Hawaii, Vegas, San Diego etc., all of which both had visited. We both have always wanted to...

Alaska: Anchorage and Denali Adventure by Wheelchair

Alaska: Anchorage and Denali Adventure by Wheelchair

Leaving Juneau After checking out, we decided to get a brunch at our now favorite place in Juneau, Alaska, The Sandpiper café, and have some more of their amazing egg benedicts. They did have a small ramp...

Rafting the Colorado River with a Wheelchair

Rafting the Colorado River with a Wheelchair

Kegan Reilly, a 33-year-old rafter and paraplegic, and I lean back-to-back against each other, shivering.  Even with wetsuits, this is a really cold business.   We wait for the next drill to send...

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are accessible. The park provides a printable PDF guide but updates along with additional information...

Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Accessibility

Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Accessibility

  Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah and protects its most famous attraction, the Waterpocket Fold, and the surrounding eroding rocks. The park was given its name because of an area...

Hoover Dam: Visiting & Accessibility

Hoover Dam: Visiting & Accessibility

The creation of Hoover Dam, aimed to control the Colorado River, was a monumental engineering accomplishment that set precedent for future large construction projects. Half of the dam is in the state of Nevada and the other is in Arizona. Two clock towers can be seen...

Utah: 5 National Parks

Utah: 5 National Parks

In 1998 I was paralyzed in car accident and hospitalized in Salt Lake City, Utah for a month. It was time for new memories of Utah, so a friend and I decided to embark on a grand road-trip to explore the five Nation Parks in Southern Utah. Since this part of Utah is...

Arizona: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Arizona: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

If you want to get “off the beaten path” and “away from the maddening crowd” then Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona may be just the place. Located in south-central Arizona on the Mexican...

Sea Adventure in Glacier Bay, B.C.

Sea Adventure in Glacier Bay, B.C.

It’s always a bit risky taking a journey to a remote destination where accessibility may be in question.   But seven years after his accident, Steve Pisano, a T3-4 paraplegic, packed up his cameras and ventured to Alaska for an experience of a lifetime aboard the...

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...

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...

Point Reyes Seashore National Park

Point Reyes Seashore National Park

This magnificent expanse of parkland is one of the nation's great treasures. Its 71,057 acres include rolling grasslands, forested ravines that open onto steep, rocky blufftops, broad beaches, lush salt marshes,...

Mori Point, Pacifica Promenade and Pier

Mori Point, Pacifica Promenade and Pier

Mori Point is located south of San Francisco in Pacifica along the coast, and is managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area under the National Park Service. The park itself consists of a few trails, and...

Pacifica Coastal Trail in Northern California

Pacifica Coastal Trail in Northern California

Between Pedro Point and Rockaway Point, Pacifica State Beach, often called Linda Mar Beach, is popular with surfers and dog owners. The beach itself is largely inaccessible, but if you want a challenging climb...

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Travelling has always been a big part of my life. So it is no wonder, that after leaving the hospital in February 2012 I started thinking about it almost straight away. How would I travel now being using a wheelchair? After checking all the technical issues of...

Surfing Interview: Surfer Christiann Otter Baily

Surfing Interview: Surfer Christiann Otter Baily

Christiann Otter Baily has a spinal cord injury (L3,L4) from a skateboarding accident in 2006 and does what he loves actively, which includes WCMX, Scuba diving, sailing and skydiving but his passion is surfing. For Christainn surfing is the “only activity out there...

Top 5 Accessible Trails in the San Francisco Bay

Top 5 Accessible Trails in the San Francisco Bay

Besides being very diverse and multicultural, the San Francisco Bay Area is also very wheelchair accessible, including a number of wheelchair accessible hiking trails. Many of the parks, beaches, and hiking trails offer some kind of wheelchair access. Over the last...

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,...

California Coast: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

California Coast: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

Point Lobos State Marine Reserve is an oceanfront park on the coast of Northern California in Carmel, right by Monterey. It has not one but three wheelchair accessible hiking trails with views of the ocean:...

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...

Overview: Yosemite Park Wheelchair Access

Overview: Yosemite Park Wheelchair Access

Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of California is one of the most popular attractions in the world and with so many accessible options for travelers, it is a destination everyone should visit. It is a place of beauty, history, and...

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

California's most northerly redwood park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, boasts some of the world's largest trees and six miles of the pristine Smith River within its 10,000 acres. The park is named for the first non-native explorer known to have traveled...

Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

Bend, Oregon  is a growing city attracting many young adults who thrive in outdoor culture and golf lovers alike. Surrounding Bend are cascading mountains with lakes, rivers and streams to explore followed...

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...

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Gorge

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Gorge

As a child one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world was to climb trees and I would spend hours sitting up in them but after becoming paralyzed it seemed like my days in branches was over. I was...

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir, father of park conservation, spent his last couple of decades in a beautiful Victorian home overlooking orchards and vineyards in the East Bay of California. When John Muir and his family lived here,...

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

People started living on the tops of the mesas around 400 AD then about 1190 AD, for reason that are not entirely clear, they moved off the mesas into cliff dwellings with ladders and toe-holds as the only way to access their villages. The cliff dwellings were...

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...

Badlands National Park in South Dakoda

Badlands National Park in South Dakoda

Badlands National Park is not a destination that most people chose for a vacation but it's location, right off of Interstate 90 and 75 miles from Rapid City, makes it an easy day trip from the city or a good sightseeing stop en-route to the city. And it's truly...

Yosemite National Park Access to Attractions

Yosemite National Park Access to Attractions

Yosemite Valley Floor Trail Besides two small inclines the paved bike path on the Yosemite Valley Floor was virtually flat for miles. There were even a few meadows with elevated accessible platforms and other...

South Africa Accessible Safari Tour with Epic Enabled

South Africa Accessible Safari Tour with Epic Enabled

In South Africa, Epic Enabled offers an exciting 8 day (7 nights) wheelchair accessible safari through Kruger National Park with a few added days in Cape Town if desired. The tour is open to individuals, friends, families & groups – disabled travellers or not. The...

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

Four parts of the Swiss Alps exist within Switzerland: Schweizer Alpen (German), Alpes suisses (French), Alpi svizzere (Italian) and Alps svizras (Romansh). When I visited Switzerland in 2011 we drove there from the UK.  It’s an expensive country so we only...

Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

Namakagon Landing is a woods lover’s dream near Cable, Wisconsin on beautiful Lake Namakagon in the Chequamegon National Forest. Just under 3 hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul this...

Disabled Hunting in the United States of America

Disabled Hunting in the United States of America

I’ve had the opportunity to go on a lot of group hunts all over the United States and become friends with some of the people who lead these necessary causes.  The following is a list of some of the ones I have been involved with and know to be legit, either...

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...

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