Adventure + Active

Travel Exploring

Looking for a little adventure? What about an extreme adventure? Wheelchair traveling adventures are 100% possible, so let’s find something that works for your interests and abilities. What’s out there? How did other wheelchair travelers do it? Explore what adventures you can do here.  

Featured Adventure + Active Travel

Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Peaceful, serene, otherworldly. You know, all those cliche terms people throw around about scuba diving. They are all true and

Thailand Holiday Travel Guide + Tips

I’m a 46-year-old Danish man with a spinal cord injury who lives in Thailand for about six months per year.

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

The San Gabriel Mountains in the Mojave Desert of Southern California have nearly perfect conditions for flying a glider plane,

More Adventure + Active Travel

Inclusive Cycling International

Inclusive Cycling International is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing adapted cycling to the world. Since 2016, Inclusive Cycling International has

Teton Adaptive Sports: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Teton Adaptive is a nonprofit organization focused on adaptive outdoor recreation located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming not far from the

Vumbua Africa Safari Tours

Vumbua means “Discover” in Swahili, and at Vumbua Africa, we welcome you to discover the cultures, beauty, and diversity of

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

Deep in the heart of the American Southwest, in the beautiful state of New Mexico, wheelchair travelers are able to

Valparaíso, Chile Wheelchair Holiday

  In 2018, we traveled to Valparaíso, Chile, a lovely ocean-side city, to celebrate Christmas and New Years with our

Wave-Ability: Israel Adapted Surfing

Wave-Ability in Israel was established out of the belief that surfing and activity in the water allows a person with

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of California is one of the most popular attractions in

New Zealand Adventure Story

 Overwhelmed by New Zealand; the beauty, the grandeur, the force, and its rejuvenation. I am overwhelmed by the souls

Nepal Accessible Trail Trekking

For such a long time, it has not been possible for people who have a physical disability to trek on

New Zealand Unexpected Adventure of Survival

  “Yep, I’m alive. Check. Not bleeding. Check. Nothing seems to be broken. Check. I’m fine,” I said to myself.

Alaska Wheelchair Travel Tips

Alaska is more stunning in person than imagined, and is a top wheelchair travel destination. The easiest and most wheelchair-friendly

Azores for All Tour

Azores for All is an accessible tour company servicing wheelchair travelers visiting the Azores Islands of Portugal. Ponta Delgada in

San Diego, California: Adaptive + Recreational Sailing

Challenged Sailors San Diego in California provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their

Japan: Accessible Travel Guide Overview

On my Japan wheelchair travel adventure, I spent most of my time in Tokyo, which is broken up into over

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker’s paradise with over 50-day hikes and many opportunities for multiple-day backpacking

Vietnam: What to Expect & Travel Tips

I choose to travel to Vietnam on a whim. I wanted to go to Southeast Asia and I had heard

Québec, Canada Snowmobiling Tour

A snowmobiling holiday tour with Artic Adventure is usually seven days, six nights with four days of snowmobiling guaranteed in

Arizona, Antelope Canyon: Access the Inaccessible

Note: This park states that its indefinitely closed, but this is a great story about a wheelchair hiker hiking a

Arizona: Horse Riding Ranch

Located in northwest Arizona, just 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a wheelchair accessible desert

Krankin’ thru China

Krankin’ thru China was established in 2013 by two Americans and their Chinese friend in an effort to enhance physical

Latin America for All Accessible Tourism

Latin America for All is a tour operator that offers accessible tours through the GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Highlands and Amazon of

Morocco, Africa Travel + Accessibility

Welcome to Morocco! Only 9 miles from the European coastline, leaving by plane or ferry you are instantly in a

Ecuador: Accessability in South America

Locals have an abundance of Mother Nature’s candy and medicine at their fingertips. For many life is very simple and

Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Peaceful, serene, otherworldly. You know, all those cliche terms people throw around about scuba diving. They are all true and

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,

Juneau, Alaska Travel Tips

Having relocated from the East Coast to California, we were planning our first holiday and considering options like Hawaii, Vegas,

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

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

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Guide + Tips

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are

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

Nepal Travel Accessibility Review

I had a familiarization tour of Nepal organized by Four Season Travel and Tours of Kathmandu with my wheelchair. Major

Amazon + Galapagos Tour in Ecuador

Ecuadorians are a mix of native and Spanish people, which they call themselves “mestizo.”  The mestizo are a kind and

Unexpected Thrills of Ecuador Travel

It was our first day out of Quito and into real Ecuador. We were staying at an accessible hostel on

Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours + Transportation

Millions of tourists visit Israel these days and among them there are a lot of people with limited mobility. The

Prague, Czech Republic: Visiting + Touring

Bezbatour is the only travel agency in the Czech Republic focused on accessible traveling. We offer our services to everybody

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Traveling has always been a big part of my life. So it is no wonder, that after leaving the hospital

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

Interview: Wheelchair Pilot

Young, a senior engineer on the L10n team, attended a 6-week flight training program with a full scholarship at the

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Columbia Gorge

As a child, one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world was to climb trees and

California: Skydiving without My Wheelchair

 “Can you skydive three people who are paralyzed today?” inquired my friend Charlene Vine to Bill Dause, the owner

Egypt Tour: Cairo + Alexandria

Among all civilizations and nations, Egypt has always maintained a unique position. Egypt, commonly known as “The Motherland of the

Glacier Bay, British Columbia Sea Adventure

It’s always a bit risky taking a journey to a remote destination where accessibility may be in question.   But seven

AccessSurf Hawaii

AccessSurf is a non-profit organization in Hawaii that offers therapeutic adaptive aquatic instruction to individuals, families and wounded military personnel.

Tour Ladakh, India with a Wheelchair

Welcome to Ladakh, India! Barren majestic mountains reach out to the sky entwined with prayer flags fluttering in distant monasteries;

China Travel Barriers + Possibilities

An image of a wheelchair engraved on a stone dated as early as 5000 years ago was found in China

China Vacation Accessibility Tips

I would like to share some of my wheelchair experiences while on vacation in China with my wife.  First, let

South Africa Safari Tour

In South Africa, Epic Enabled offers an exciting 8-day (7 nights) wheelchair accessible safari through Kruger National Park with a

Swiss Alps, Switzerland Adventure

Four parts of the Swiss Alps exist within Switzerland: Schweizer Alpen (German), Alpes suisses (French), Alpi svizzere (Italian) and Alps

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

Thailand Holiday Travel Guide + Tips

I’m a 46-year-old Danish man with a spinal cord injury who lives in Thailand for about six months per year.

Access to Zip-Lining by Yosemite National Park

A light rain was falling. “Most people that do zip-lining are trying to get over their fear of heights” Tamie

Ephesus, Turkey Travel Access Review

This visit was part of a ten-day, three-stop, tourist trip to Turkey in April of 2014. I had been to

Istanbul, Turkey Accessible Travel (Review #2)

I think Istanbul is a must-see world destination. The layers of religions, empires, architecture, and beautiful water views, along with

Istanbul, Turkey Accessible Travel (Review #1)

Planning Recently I travelled to Istanbul Turkey for vacation. Before we left I searched the web for information on the

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

Two hours south of Los Angeles and a day trip away from Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

The San Gabriel Mountains in the Mojave Desert of Southern California have nearly perfect conditions for flying a glider plane,

Havana, Cuba Travel Adventure

While there are still restrictions to go anywhere in Cuba, even Havana, it is easier to get there than it

GoAfrica Safaris Tour

Together we at GoAfrica Safaris have over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. It has been

California: Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) strives to make all aspects of sailing accessible. To fulfill this mission, we

Austria Adaptive Outdoor Activities

The name Freizeit-PSO stands for “Freizeit Para Special Outdoor Sports” because we want to approach people that are physically and

Travel New Zealand by Wheelchair

New Zealand is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation, and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers

Go-Karts with Hand-Controls, Iowa

Experience real head-to-head racing at Pole Position Raceway and discover why indoor karting is the fastest-growing sport in the United

Interview: Disabled Hunter + Outdoorsman

Chad is a hunter and outdoor journalist who has always had a great love for adventure. He knows his boundaries

USA and Canada Accessible Snow Skiing

The following is a growing list of adapted snow skiing companies in both the United States and Canada that make

Egypt Accessible Adapted Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is the best way to experience the underwater world. Someone who is a paraplegic or uses a wheelchair

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

When arriving at the Keflavik Airport (about 50 km or 31 mi from Reykjavik) the surroundings may seem like you

A Quad’s Cross Country Trip

Russell, a quadriplegic, and his wife, Darlene, make a trip across the United States. I first must tell you my

Sail the Sea + Adaptive Sailing

Have you ever felt like being in a wheelchair was limiting your choice of holidays? Have you ever wanted to

Tasmania Travel Tips

With its distinction as the world’s most rugged island, Tasmania is not exactly the place you would put first on

Valley Adaptive Sports (VAS)

Valley Adaptive Sports’ is a non-profit organization that aims to support and develop recreation opportunities for people with disabilities in

No Barriers USA

No Barriers is a registered 501(c) that works to empowers people of all walks of life and abilities to overcome obstacles,

The Caribbean: Visiting Barbados by Wheelchair

Barbados has a physical challenge. We’ll call it, “Location, location, location.” It is unique among the Caribbean Islands as a

New Zealand Vision Impaired Biking Tour

Aotearoa, New Zealand was the chosen location for a tandem biking adventure for a group of three blind and vision-impaired

South Africa Adventure

There is so much to see in this beautiful country of Africa.  One summer is surely not enough.  My trip

Africa Safari Hunting Tour with a Wheelchair

One of the first things staring me in the face when I found out I was going to Namibia was

Vietnam Accessible

Vietnam Accessible by Asianwaytravel.com offers tours, transports, and other assistance for visitors with disabilities and their companions. 

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