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.
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. 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 in your own backyard, the goal is to share as much as possible.
“My #1 travel tip is to pack a patient, positive attitude, and an open heart.” — Ashley Lyn Olson
Know before you go! wheelchairtraveling.com is designed as a travel guide that features not only the accessible travel basics, like how to get around and where to sleep, but it also provides ideas on attractions and activities, so you can plan a trip your way. An accessible tour may be an interest, and so many options are on this website. 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.