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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. 

Adapted Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

Peaceful, serene, other worldy. You know, all those cliché terms people throw around. They are all true and yet do not begin to describe the experience I had SCUBA diving. Over the last few years I have had the great privilege to become part of the Lifewaters dive...

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7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise with RC

If you are anything like me, when you decide to take a vacation, spontaneity goes out the window. I need to know if the room I’ll be staying is accessible, if I’ll be able to use the bathroom, if I’ll be able to shower, and many other questions that websites just...

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2 Power Wheelchairs in Tacoma, Washington

Sometimes the unplanned part of travel turns out to be the best. That’s what happened to me this week.  I went looking for a hotel somewhere between Portland, Oregon and Bellingham, Washington for two nights. I knew I wanted a hotel that was near water and within easy...

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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...

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Alaska Adventure, Part I: Juneau

Having relocated from the east coast to California, we were planning our first holiday to combine the long weekend in May and considering options like Hawaii, Vegas, San Diego etc., all of which both my girlfriend, (and now my fiancé) Heather and I have been to. We...

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Alaska Adventure, Part II: Anchorage and Denali

After checking out, we decided to get a brunch at our now favorite place in Juneau, The Sandpiper café, and have some more of their amazing egg benedicts. They did have a small ramp in front that made it easy to get in. With a full stomach we headed to the airport to...

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Western Caribbean Cruise: Ruby Princess

As 2014 approached and about two months removed from my 5-day cruise onboard Princess Cruise Lines Flagship Royal Princess, I found myself itching to go on another cruise.  I started to roam the websites of Disney, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Lines to get an...

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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 us back into the 45 degree water.   Kegan looks like he is having more...

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Visiting Ashland, Oregon with 2 Power Wheelchairs

Ashland, Oregon is stunningly beautiful. Nestled in a valley, the surrounding hills blanketed in green create a magical place. Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland offers great food, friendly people, world-class entertainment and glorious sunsets. Our gang...

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Toronto, Canada Accessible Travel Overview

Toronto is a cosmopolitan centre offering culture, shopping, sports, and much to see and do. It’s Canada's largest city, the Province of Ontario's capital, and the fourth-largest city in North America - and apparently, a place the country can take pleasure in hating....

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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 are provided below. The only accessible paved trail in...

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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 of white Navajo sandstone that somewhat resembles the US...

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Cruising with a Disability: What to Know

The word POSH, coincidentally, has nautical and monetary roots and due to the intense sun refers to the cooler side of a ship in which to occupy cabin space on the early Indian cruises. Port Out Starboard Home later shortened to 'posh' was only affordable by the...

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10 Tips: How to Book a Cruise with a Disability

1. We suggest that you seek out the newest ships: While some oceangoing lines have nicely retrofitted older vessels with accessible features, generally, the newer the ship, the more likely that accessibility for all guests was built into the design. These ships...

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Accessibility of the Visiting the Hoover Dam

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...

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Trip to San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Texas is a nice southern part of Texas, two hours from Corpus Christi and two hours from Austin.  While it is a historic city, a lot of the things that you may want to see are all in one generalized area so that makes moving around with a disability...

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Travel in Nepal: Accessibility Review

I have just returned from a familiarization tour of Nepal organized by Four Season Travel and Tours of Kathmandu. There are major infrastructure and human resource training needs still to be met in the country. However I was successful in visiting Kathmandu, Chitwan...

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Chicago Wheelchair Access Review and Travel Guide

In 2012 I spent three nights in Downtown Chicago. Every local I spoke to would proudly say, “there’s no place like Chicago in the summertime” and I was going to find out why. Upon arrival my body experienced a change of weather shock. The air was hot and humid. I...

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Vancouver, Canada Accessible Attractions

I love Vancouver. The sustainable design of the city filled with friendly, diverse people makes it a model city of the future. From a postman to a Muslim businessman, I had the pleasure of really talking with a several locals, all warm, welcoming and just a joy to be...

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Greece Accessible Tour: Holiday and Vacation Fun!

The archaeological sites and places of historical interest are integral part of the country’s identity, as they connect its past with its present and future. Courses of Greek culture that link past with present and future, like ancient Olympic Games and modern...

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