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 USC with honors, I taught myself how to code and built my first version of this website. Since 2006, there have been a few diffent versions of the site, but all with the same goal: to make wheelchair travel information and resources accessible to all. Many of us have experienced less than perfect access at a hotel or restaurant, on public transportation, etc., but even still, there is a lot to see and do in this world and in your own backyard. The goal is to share as much as possible.
This website is designed as a travel guide that features not only the basics, like how to get around and where to sleep, but also ideas on attractions and activities, so you can plan a trip your way. Know before you go. An accessible tour may also be of interest, and so many options are on this website. If your 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. My #1 travel tip is to pack a patience, positive attitude and open heart.
Ashley Lyn Olson
(DIMENIONS FACTS: How big/wide are the wheelchairs that I use seen in the photos?
Manual wheelchair: 2 feet wide by 2 feet long. Power wheelchair: 2 feet wide by 3.7 feet long.)