Travel Interests

There is a lot to experience in this world from the viewpoint of a wheelchair. We all have different needs, desires, things we are or not willing to put up with. But perhaps reading about what other wheelchair travelers have done, discovering what is possible, will drive you to stretch your wings and experience more. Take that cross-country trip, cruise or exotic excursion you have been dreaming about. Go hiking. Go skydiving. Go scuba diving. Get out there! If there is a will there is a way. 

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls in CA

Along the San Gabriel Mountains in the Mojave Desert of Southern California has nearly perfect conditions for flying a glider plane, explains Dale of Southern California Soaring Academy, and that is why he choose to setup his glider businesses in the tiny town of...

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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....

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Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Once the setting for a thriving mill town of 400 people, the Headwaters Forest Reserve is now inhabited only by wildlife and fish. The 7,472-acre property was purchased by the Department of the Interior in 1999 to conserve and study the land and its inhabitants and to...

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The Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Campsite

The ADA hasn’t set any guidelines for accessible campsites however it has been proposed so hopefully this is something we will see in the future. The National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University has a good article with some of the proposals. Many older...

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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 San Diego, which makes it a nice get-a-way for many people living in these areas. This wine country region is rapidly growing and...

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GoAfricaSafaris & Travel

Together we all have over 20 years experience in tourism and hospitality industry. It has been a long time dream for us to create opportunities for travelers with a disability to enjoy the beauty and diversity of this part of the world – our home. We operate in Kenya,...

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Las Vegas Travel Review for Wheelchair Access

Las Vegas, Nevada is a sprawling metropolis in the middle of a desert wasteland. Native Americans originally occupied the land; next, Europeans began to farm the area. Gambling was going on a long time before it was officially made legal in 1931. By 1945, casinos were...

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Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

Until recently if someone were to suggest a trip to the beach I would think they didn't understand that wheelchairs and sand go together like oil and water, in other words, they don't. That idea however is being challenged in San Diego, California, where for years...

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Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

The Indian Grinding Rock is located just east of Jackson, CA, which is about 3 hours east of San Francisco, in the foothills in the Sierras Mountains. This California State Park has a lot to offer for access. The museum and visitor center is where you will find all...

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Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Covering 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It protects a vast desert wilderness of sparse, rocky terrain in the southern part of the state that is known for its unique geology. Six million years ago the Gulf of...

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Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

With 100 acres of bayside open space, Crissy Field is a delight for strollers, joggers, windsurfers, bicyclists, dog walkers, and people looking to spot birds and even sea lions or dolphins. Spring is a good time to see many native wildflowers in bloom. You can mosey...

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Freedom Sailing International

Freedom Sailing International is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, whose mission is to design, build and operate the first tall ship for all in the world, based on the goals of Universal Design (UD). The UD concept includes the full range of human...

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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...

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Tour of Amazon and Galapagos in Ecuador

Ecuadorians are a mix of native and Spanish people, in which they call themselves "mestizo."  The mestizo are a kind and happy people. Since 1998 the Vice President has been a person with a physical disability and because of this he has done so much work toward the...

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Joshua Tree National Park Accessibility Guide

Joshua Tree National Park, 794,000 acres of desert wilderness – where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts merge in California near Palm Springs and Palm Desert.In this section of the world, relentless sun shapes the landscape and its creatures. Though there are beautiful...

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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 marine...

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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...

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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 famous museums and cultural sites, you will find in Paris...

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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...

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Long Beach, CA Accessible Travel Guide

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....

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