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. 

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...

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Toronto, Canada Accessible Travel Overview

Toronto is a cosmopolitan centre offering culture, shopping, sports, and much to see and do when traveling with a wheelchair. 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...

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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...

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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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Cruise Planning: 10 Travel Tips

1. 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 typically will have...

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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...

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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 Travel Tips

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 certainly...

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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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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...

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Top 15 Accessible Attractions in New York City

Get excited because there are tons of fun things to do in New York City! The city is full of adventures waiting to happen and even though I’m a native New Yorker, I still enjoy getting on a train and spending afternoons discovering new places. That being said, as a...

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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 border,...

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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 Sea...

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Exploring Access in Southwest Florida

I explored Southwest Florida for a few months while I trained for the the Paralympics in sled hockey, paracanoeing and kayaking. I practiced in the Fort Myers area and I traveled day trips for competitions. I will be competing on the Spacecoast Hurricanes B team for...

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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...

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