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Want to take it easy? Just relax? Maybe learn a thing or two? These wheelchair accessible travel ideas can prepare you for leisure travel. Explore different cruises, trips to Hawaii, Italy, the wine country, gardens, and more. 

Red Hill Desert Garden in Utah

The Red Hills Desert Garden is located at Pioneer Park in St. George, Utah near Snow Canyon State Park and

Newman Wetlands Center, Georgia

We hope that each visitor will have the opportunity to not only find a peaceful place to enjoy nature, but

Colorado: Scenic Ride on a Historic Train

In Durango, Colorado, ride on a historic train through scenic mountains. In the winter, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge

Hearst Castle: California State Park

Hearst Castle is a California State Park, located on the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hearst Castle rests

Valparaíso, Chile Wheelchair Holiday

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

5 Best Wheelchair Accessible Beach Vacations

Are you looking for the best wheelchair-accessible beach vacations? During the hot summer days, there’s nothing better than relaxing on

The Big Island, Hawaii Wheelchair Travel

In 2019, we traveled to the Big Island, Hawaii in our manual wheelchairs. We rented a car with hand-controls, went

San Francisco Botanical Garden + Events

Have you thought about visiting San Francisco, CA for a weekend vacation or a holiday trip? If not, there are

Berlin, Germany Travel Tips

Travelling can be a nightmare if you are wheelchair bound. A lot of extra planning unfortunately is still needed especially

Nepal Accessible Trail Trekking

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

Sarasota, Florida: Beaches, Culture & Access

  Some can’t help but think of the words “paradise vacation” at the mere utterance of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is

USA Botanical Gardens

Stop and smell the roses, no seriously, get outside for some vital vitamin D while enjoying the floral fragrant of

4 New York Broadway Tips for Wheelchair Users

If you’re planning a trip to New York, then visiting a Broadway show or two is a must do. There

Vancouver, Canada Accessible Attractions

I love Vancouver. The sustainable design of the city filled with friendly, diverse people makes it a model city of

Overview: Accessible Cruising + Cruise Lines

Why take a cruise? Cruising on a various cruise line is one of the most popular means of travel for those

Montreal, Canada: Accessible Travel Guide

The city of Montreal in the Quebec Province is one of the most visited destinations in Canada with lots of

New York City: Top 15 Accessible Attractions

Get excited because there are tons of fun things to do in New York City! You can go see a

Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

This article is based on a day trip to Capri we took from Naples in May of 2014 and, to

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Wheelchair Travel Tips

The ocean city of Fort Lauderdale on the coast of Florida is a very popular vacation spot, and the gateway

Savannah, Georgia: Wheelchair Travel

A rich history mixed with a chic, country lifestyle is why Savannah, Georgia is one of the most popular places

Rome, Italy: Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips

When I found out my brother had decided to do a destination wedding, I was jazzed: a joyous excuse for

Overview: San Francisco, CA Access Travel Guide

San Francisco is one of the hilliest cities in the USA, and it’s still accessible for wheelchair travel! Of course, power wheelchairs

Dining & Entertainment: Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK

When it comes to dining out or having a bite at a cafe, all of the chain restaurants, such as

Nashville, Tennessee: Wheelchair Travel Attractions

Nashville, Tennessee, known as “Music City” consists of many different neighborhoods with lots to see, do and eat, especially if

Paris, France: 10 Access Travel Tips

Our family traveled to Paris, France for the first time. We were there for only a couple of days but

Maui, Hawaii: Wheelchair Accessible Guide to Paradise!

The Maui Island of Hawaii is THE place where it is 100% acceptable to wear those loud Hawaiian-printed shirts, flip-flops,

Sicily Resort off the Coast of Italy

This SICILY RESORT off the coast of Italy is ta 4-star European resort designed to provide a holiday that is

Australia Gold Coast Travel: Accessible Attractions

On the southeastern coast of Queensland, Australia is the beach city known as the Gold Coast and my home. This

Los Angeles, CA Accessible Travel Attractions

The city of Los Angeles or the “city of angels” has a lot more to offer than just star gazing.

3-Day Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia

At the end of our long Atlanta weekend I thought, “We didn’t stay long enough.” After three and a half

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

7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise (Disney Fantasy)

As you may have read in my articles, my wife and I are Disney nuts. Back in 2010 we took the

Access at Stonehenge in the UK of Great Britain

I grew up with a father who LOVED watching Stonehenge documentaries, so when I went to England the first time,

CA Sonoma Wine Country in the Fall

Witnessing trees changing colors on the East Coast during the crisp autumn months is an attraction all its own, but

New Orleans Access: The French Quarter & Bourbon Street

Let me start by saying that New Orleans is a great place to visit. Great food, people, places to see,

Pompeii, Naples Italy Archaeological Site Access

This article is based on a day trip to Pompeii we took from Naples in 2012.  We also went to

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Disney Fantasy)

In my Adventures by Disney articles for Germany and 4 day Bahamian cruise, my wife and I are Disney nuts. Back in 2010

Rome, Italy: Complete Travel Guide

This article is based on our trips to Rome in May/June of 2014 and 2012 with our friends Chris McCloud

Saint Louis, Missouri: Breweries & Beer Access

St. Louis has made a major impact on beer culture nationally and internationally. Most people hear St. Louis beer and

New Jersey Beach Wheelchair Access

Island Beach State Park is one accessible beach option in New Jersey, which has much more than just beaches. It

Trip to Munich Bavaria, Germany

Munich Bavaria is a beautiful wealthy first world town. Everything is thought out and of course “in ordnung” (in order).

Saint Louis, Missouri Venues: Sports, Theater & Entertainment

St. Louis is “The Gateway to the West” but I think everyone should come and stay for a while. The

15 Wheelchair Friendly Attractions on Long Island, NY

Long Island, New York is full of American history, so what historical attractions are wheelchair accessible? Here’s what you can’t

Lake Powell, Utah Accessibility Travel Tips

Lake Powell is a one hundred and eighty mile-long man-made reservoir for the Colorado River that attracts millions every year.

Travel in Germany: Accessibility and Barriers

Germany has always been a country that I have always wanted see since I can remember. I have been a

Santa Cruz Beach Accessible Travel Guide

  The City of Santa Cruz, California is located on the beach just above Monterey and below San Francisco. Santa

Las Vegas Wheelchair Travel Tips

Las Vegas, Nevada is a sprawling metropolis in the middle of a desert wasteland. Native Americans originally occupied the land;

Connecticut Shoreline Vacation

If you are looking for a relaxing, wheelchair-friendly weekend on the Connecticut shoreline then look no further than Mystic Seaport.

Tacoma, Washington with Power Wheelchairs

Sometimes the unplanned part of travel turns out to be the best. That’s what happened to me this week.  I

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,

5-Day Western Caribbean Cruise (Ruby Princess)

I was itching to go on another cruise.  I narrowed my travel search down to two itineraries, a 5-night to either

Ashland, Oregon Travel with Power Wheelchairs

Ashland, Oregon is stunningly beautiful. Nestled in a valley, the surrounding hills blanketed in green create a magical place. Home

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.

Hoover Dam: Visiting + Accessibility

  The creation of Hoover Dam, aimed to control the Colorado River, was a monumental engineering accomplishment that set precedent

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,

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

Greece Accessible Tour: Holiday and Vacation Fun!

(Sponsored Content.) The archaeological sites and places of historical interest are integral part of the country’s identity, as they connect

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

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

The Best Accessible Toilets in the World

Going to Japan was exceptionally memorable for many reasons, and yet unexpectedly because of the incredibly accessible public toilets. For

Hawaii: Hanauma Bay Beach Park Access Tips

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii itself is a dormant cone volcano crater that long ago, a portion of which the outer edge

Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours and Transportation

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

Ideas for Travel in Ireland with a Wheelchair

Cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) from Ireland, a great destination with plenty to see and do for a

Prague: Visiting + Touring

(Sponsored Content.) Bezbatour is the only travel agency in the Czech Republic focused on accessible traveling. We offer our services to

Top 3 Accessible Beaches in the Southeast of USA

Is there anything better in the world than relaxing on a beach? The smell of the salty air, the sound

5-Night Caribbean Cruise (Royal Princess)

I’ve always been fascinated with traveling; mostly by air though as that was my main form of travel when not

Accessible Cabana Pool at the Francis Coppola Winery in California

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means having access to some of the most beautiful spots to visit, and

Cruise: Mexico, Belize, Isla Roatan & Cayman Islands

It was a cold day bundled in my down overcoat in New England and I couldn’t count down the hours

Wheelchair Traveling in Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona! In 1992, for the first time in their history, the Olympic and Paralympic Games were held in

Visiting Maine Attractions by Wheelchair

My wife and I decided to escape the July heat and humidity of Atlanta, Georgia and take off to Maine

Saint Petersburg, Russia Accessible Travel

The city on the Neva River, Saint Petersburg, in Russia bears a lot of names and each name has a

Accessible Attractions by Portland, Oregon

Oregon is a beautiful north-west state with lots to do in the great outdoors, even in Portland Oregon culture is mixed

Boston, Massachusetts Wheelchair Travel Guide

Touring Boston Come Tour Historical Boston! When it comes to seeing the many historical sites around Boston all one needs

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

The water was so blue I felt like I was gazing at the eternal pool of life. I had come

Albuquerque, New Mexico Accessible Travel Guide

Bienvenidos! Albuquerque lies at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and Interstate 25, on the banks of the Rio Grande river.

Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is the capital city of New Mexico and a wonderful place. With 70,000 full-time residents, it charmingly hosts

Personal Perspective on Philadelphia and Wheelchair Access

When it comes to cities, Philadelphia was my first love. I grew up in the suburbs of South Jersey, right

San Diego: Accessible Travel Attractions Tips

San Diego, California is a premier vacation beach destination, where people from all over the world come to soak up

Charleston, South Carolina: Accessible Travel Guide

I can still hear them saying “Yes Mam!” In Charleston, South Carolina there is no rush for just about anything.

Italy, Sicily Travel: Accessible Tour

Situated at the southern tip of Italy in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a diverse island of extremes. Its history stretches

A Stop at Old Town in Sacramento, CA

In many cities the “Old Town” section isn’t very wheelchair friendly. The old buildings and sidewalks make navigation frustrating however

North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

We arrived in Tahoe on a beautiful late summer day and checked into the Hyatt Hotel situated directly on the

South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

Whether summer or winter, Lake Tahoe is one of California’s most visited and naturally beautiful destinations. It was referred to

Top 10 Accessible Attractions in the State of Georgia, USA

After living in Georgia for nearly 24 years, I have taken part in pretty much everything that the state offers.

Visit the Birthplace of Shakespeare in the UK

Stratford-upon-Avon is set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon.  It is 22 miles south

Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

With architect Hacı M. Hekim, Tunc Tonger has designed a three-story wheelchair accessible yacht to provide  the disabled with a

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

Britain has over 10,000 miles of coastline and plenty of fabulous sandy beaches to explore, but these 5 great beaches

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

Istanbul, Turkey Accessible Travel (Review #2)

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

SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

  Fort Mason in San Francisco, is a former Army post dating from the Civil War and divided into Upper

4 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Scotland

It’s been in the news a lot recently with the recent referendum on independence, but people often forget that Scotland

Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

Every fall and early winter, thousands of Monarch butterflies travel amazing distances from the northern United States and southern Canada

Take a Trip to Birmingham in the UK

As a cultural melting pot Birmingham is becoming one of the UK’s most popular cities to visit. When taking a

Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

In fall and winter, up to 150,000 monarch butterflies come to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz from the northern

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

Reno Weekend in a Wheelchair

There is so much to do in Reno, Nevada but most find their way here to gamble at the casinos.

Havana, Cuba Travel Adventure

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

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

(Sponsored Content.) The stars were still out when I awoke. I was still half asleep as I got my things

Temecula 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

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field with Fort Point tucked below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a scenic spot and delight for

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

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

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

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

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

Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long beach is about 40 miles south of Los Angeles. Long Beach is almost a child of L.A. with a

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is regarded as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and

Cruise 12-Night Eastern Mediterranean: Italy, Greece, Turkey & Egypt

INTRODUCTION There aren’t many cruise itineraries that allow you to visit 3 ancient marvels like the Colosseum in Rome, the

Go-Karts with Hand-Controls

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

4-Day Bahamas Cruise (Disney Wonder)

My wife and I never thought we would be cruisers. In our minds we always pictured older people on a

Disney World and the Campgrounds

Disney World is wonderfully accessible. It’s possible to wheel right onto a large percentage of the rides and seating for

Barcelona, Spain Wheelchair Tips

Barcelona, Spain has long been seen as a wheelchair friendly travel destination. So how wheelchair and scooter friendly is Barcelona? The

Venice, Italy: Wheelchair Travel Tips

Handicapped, wheelchair accessible travel to Venice, Italy is about so much more than just finding a hotel.  Many disabled tourists

California Coast: Venice Beach Travel Tips

Venice Beach is a big tourist attraction for the Los Angeles and a local favorite since it’s a twenty minute

Seattle, Washington Access Travel Tips

I arrived to Seattle, Washington by ferry, a common way of getting around in this part of the world and

Europe Cruise: Holland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland & Russia

Looking for a wheelchair accessible European Cruise?  If so, a Scandinavian Itinerary may be the one for you to begin

Sonoma Wine Country Accessible Travel Tips

Sonoma County lies in the North Coast Ranges of northwestern California, about an hour away from San Francisco. This part

CA, Half Moon Bay: Access Travel Guide

Off California’s Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California is the coastal city Half Moon Bay. Main Street Half Moon Bay’s

Muir Woods National Monument

Strolling through Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, Northern California not far from San Francisco is a space where

Stay in Charming Murphys in Northern California

Well I came upon a gem for a great stay in an accessible cozy inn.  It is called The Victoria

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland is Accessible

Grindavík, Iceland – The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is one of Iceland’s biggest and unique attractions with about 400,000 visitors

California Coast: Mendocino Access Tips

Mendocino is a small town on the coast of Northern California where the jagged shoreline meets the lush forests filled

Visit the Napa Valley Wine Country in California

Napa Valley Wine Country has made itself world famous in the wine industry and is made up the towns of

Santa Monica Beach City Access

Santa Monica Beach is one of my absolute favorite destinations in the greater Los Angeles area and one that the

My Stay at an Accessible CA Beach House

The waves crash against the rocks and the spray leaps to the sky. Each droplet of salty water glistens in

Santa Cruz Mt. Train Ride and Accessible Trail

When you think of Santa Cruz, usually it’s followed by Beach Boardwalk and images of California’s coast and the Pacific

Victoria, British Columbia Accessible Travel Tips

I did not have much time in Victoria, B.C. Canada when I arrived. By the time I got to the

Come Visit St. John, New Brunswick in Canada

When you reach St. John, New Brunswick the ship will dock right in the centre; you’ll be able to see

Cruise: France, Italy + Spain

The Liberty of the Seas is the second biggest ship in the world, just behind the Oasis of the Seas

Cruising on the Celebrity Silhouette

Easy Access Travel was honored to be among the Travel Industry guests invited to sail on a two night pre-inaugural

Austin, Texas Accessible Travel Tips

It really feels Like a Whole ‘Nother Country…(Texas that is). I had a business trip to Austin, Texas this past

My Trip to Paris, France in a Wheelchair

The overnight flight from Houston Intercontinental airport took 8 hours 45 minutes, and left town at 3 pm central standard

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

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

Oregon, McKenzie River: Hot Springs & Gardens

In McKenzie Bridge, Oregon along the McKenzie River is the Belknap Hot Springs, a natural wonder is turned into a

Oregon, Astoria: Coastal Town Access Travel Tips

The town of Astoria, Oregon is one of the oldest and continuously populated settlements west of the Rocky Mountains and

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

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

Access at Disneyland in California

I remember the first time my mom and dad took us to Disneyland. I was five. I also remember my

Eugene, Oregon: Visit the King Estate Winery

The King Estate Winery sits on top of a hill in the southwest part of Eugene, Oregon in the beautiful

Washington, D.C. Wheelchair Travel Tips

Over 100 wheelchair travelers said that Washington D.C. was one of the most accessible cities in the United States, coming

CA, Bodega Bay Weekend Get-A-Way

Located off Highway 1 about 45 minutes north from the San Francisco Airport is the quaint town of Bodega Bay.

Livermore, California: Wine Country

The Livermore Wine Country is located about fifty minutes from San Francisco on the east side of the Bay Area.

Newport, Oregon Day Trip

Newport Beach is a historic part of Oregon’s beautiful coastline. It became a US city in 1906 and is the

Monterey, CA Wheelchair Access Travel Guide

Monterey is one of the ocean cities along Monterey Bay, Northern California with a cool coastal vibe and an emphasis

CA, SF: Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf + Ghirardelli Square

The famous Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf are the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco, so prepare yourself for crowds unless

London Wheelchair Accessible Attractions

London is filled with accessible royal parks and gardens. The Regents Park is one royal park and a visit to

Boudler, CO: Pearl Street Shopping & Dining

For my little sisters graduation I traveled to Boulder, Colorado, a wonderful mountain city with so much do. Nestled against

Touring the Town of Camden, Maine

The town of Camden, Maine is a beautiful North East town with colonial style buildings and an active harbor. The

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Access in “The Good Land”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a charming Mid-West city with a chill vibe of people that love art and music. Overlooking Lake

Visiting San Antonio, Texas with a Wheelchair

San Antonio is a wonderfully accessible city!  A major draw to the city is the River Walk which follows the

Berkeley, California Travel Tips

Berkeley is more liberal than its neighbor San Francisco across the bay that can be reached by ferry, BART, or

Carnival Glory Cruise Access

So far I have only been on one ship. As I “try” them out I will try to put together

17-Mile Drive in Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula

The 17-Mile Drive is a privately owned scenic drive that runs along the coast of the Monterey Peninsula, passing through

Santa Cruz, CA: Lighthouse Field State Beach

A popular destination for surfers, bicyclists, and dog walkers, Lighthouse Field State Beach lies south of the Santa Cruz Beach

CA Coast: Pfeiffer Beach at Big Sur Access

Pfeiffer Beach, while hard to find, is one of the most popular beach access points in Big Sur. On our

Berlin was Surprisingly Wheelchair Accessible

In 2004, my friend Nicole and I decided to go to Berlin, Germany for 10 days during our spring break. 

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