Created in 2006, wheelchairtraveling.com works to empower people
with limited mobility, their friends and loved ones to access and
experience the world of accessible leisure and adventure travel.
Be kind yet firm when speaking about your needs and pack a patient and positive attitude wherever you travel.Ashley Lyn Olson
Know before you go! wheelchairtraveling.com is designed as a travel guide for you to access your world featuring 900 destinations with articles by Ashley Lyn Olson and over 150 other wheelchair traveler reporters from around the world. Get wheelchair travel basics and tips, information on wheeling around and transportation options as well as hotels and where to sleep.
Lots of activities are available for wheelchair travelers, including parks and hiking, active and adventure, and those interested in leisure and learning. An accessible tour or taking a cruise may be an interest, and so many options are on this website from all over the world.
Adaptive and inclusive products may help you travel or live better. If you’re traveling solo, with friends or family, I wanted you to be able to travel knowing what to expect, how to prepare, and even adapt, so you can make the most out of the experience.
Many of us have experienced incredible access as well as not-so-great at hotels and restaurants or on public transportation. With so much to see and do in this world, including locally, the goal is to share as much as possible.
I was paralyzed in a car accident at fourteen-years-old and have been wheelchair traveling ever since. After graduating with honors from the University of Southern California, I taught myself how to code and built the first version of this website in 2006.
As website building progressed, improved versions of wheelchairtraveling.com were released, but always with the same goal: to make wheelchair travel information and resources available to create an accessible world.