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. 

Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California is a private, non-profit institution established in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington.  Huntington had a special love for books, art and gardens. Today the property is 207 acres and over...

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Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

When arriving at the Keflavik Airport (about 50 km or 31 mi from Reykjavik) the surroundings may seem like you have landed on the moon; melted lava, hot springs and rocks as sharp as blades. It doesn’t take you...

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Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Tips

Overview One of the best accessible cruises is to Alaska, whether using a manual or power wheelchair or scooter.  I recommend doing the land tour first followed by the seven night southbound cruise.  Why?  When...

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Arizona: Bear Canyon Woods Lake Access

When it gets hot in Phoenix, Arizona everyone looks for quick getaways to escape the heat. Last week (April 2012) when temperatures approached 100 my girlfriend and I grabbed our prepack bag (always ready to go) and headed north in search of some relieve. We drove...

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Sail the Sea: Ocean Adventures

Have you ever felt like being in a wheelchair was limiting your choice of holidays? Have you ever wanted to throw yourself in to a life changing adventure but were worried about the limitations you may encounter? Perhaps you’re anxious that you might not fit in? Fear...

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The Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and Overlooks

Everyone who visits San Francisco wants to see the Golden Gate Bridge, for the same reason that local residents are drawn to it again and again: the graceful Art Deco span is simply lovely against its dramatic backdrop of steep bluffs and the waters of the Golden Gate...

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Access Criteria for Parks & Trails

ACCESSIBLE VISITOR CENTER - Is reached by an accessible path of travel - Has level or ramped entry - Entry door has at least 32" clearance (typical ramp) ACCESSIBLE PARKING - Identified by the international access symbol and has an adjoining access aisle - Located on...

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Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Tucked inside an industrial park on the banks of the Petaluma River is Shollenberger Park, a wetland teeming with wildlife and native plants. It is contiguous with Ellis Creek to the south and Alman Marsh to its north, encompassing some 500-acres of Petaluma Wetlands...

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Exclusive Accessible CA Wine Country Tour

Coastal fog in Northern California draws a cooler climate and allows forests to thrive, something inherently different than its southern half. The maritime layer produces cooler summers and milder winters, making Northern California open for travel all year round....

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A Look @ Tasmania for Wheelchair Travelers

With its distinction as the world’s most rugged island, Tasmania is not exactly the place you would put first on the list of accessible travel destinations. Handicapped travellers of the world might shy away from Australia’s southernmost region, mainly because of...

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California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

Sprawling MacKerricher State Park, one of the more accessible parks in Mendocino County, has more than 2,000 acres of dunes, coastal prairie, headlands, a tidal lagoon, pocket beaches, and trails. At its southern end, in Fort Bragg, a wide coastal prairie terminates...

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Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the stares fro­m the townfolk in Mexico may take some getting used to, but after awhile you will realize that the attention is due to your celebrity status.  Many Mexicans have never seen a person in a wheelchair, let alone a van with...

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California Coast: Van Damme State Park

Three miles south of Mendocino, 2,000-acre Van Damme State Park has a variety of habitats: marine, coastal bluff terraces, and pygmy, redwood, and riparian forests. Coast Highway One divides the park; west of the highway is a small, sheltered, sandy beach, one of the...

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Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park sits on a headland that juts dramatically into the ocean on the coast of California; pounding waves have cut channels to the north and south, almost rendering it an island. The park covers 270 acres of coastal bluffs...

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Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay is situated on a broad, sandy 120-acre spit that forms the northern border of the bay and the southern border of Bodega Harbor. On summer weekends, inland residents flock here seeking the cooler temperatures typically found along this...

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Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Get outside with Outdoors for All in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Outdoors for All Foundation is a Seattle based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. If you are visiting...

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

The 47-acre Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, on a marine terrace two miles south of Fort Bragg, offers a pleasant opportunity to get acquainted with native plants of the region, as well as with some exotics. Paths take you through a coastal pine forest and groves of...

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California, Bodega Bay Head Trail Access

Bodega Head forms the tip of a peninsula that extends south of the Bodega dunes and protects Bodega Harbor from the pounding ocean waves. It’s four miles long and one mile wide, and is geologically related to Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands. Bodega Head lies on...

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