Travel Interests

What to do?

There is a lot to experience in this world from the viewpoint of a wheelchair.
We all have different interests, needs, desires, and things we are or not willing to put up with.
Reading about what other wheelchair travelers have done, discovering what is possible, may push you to
stretch your wings and experience more. Take that cross-country trip or cruise that you have been dreaming about.
Go hiking. Go skydiving. Go scuba diving. Get out there! If there is a will there is a way. Here’s how they did it…

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CA State Park

California's most northerly redwood park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, boasts some of the world's largest trees and six miles of the pristine Smith River within its 10,000 acres. The park is named for the first non-native explorer known to have traveled...

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Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

Bend, Oregon  is a growing city attracting many young adults who thrive in outdoor culture and golf lovers alike. Surrounding Bend are cascading mountains with lakes, rivers and streams to explore followed...

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Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

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 to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon once before when I was a child and seeing beautiful aftermath of a violent volcanic...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico Accessible Travel Guide

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. A mid-sized, mild-weathered city, located in the heart of the high desert of New Mexico, Albuquerque is an authentic and laid-back destination....

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Washington: Zip-Lining at the Gorge

Washington: Zip-Lining at the Gorge

As a child one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world was to climb trees and I would spend hours sitting up in them but after becoming paralyzed it seemed like my days in branches was over. I was...

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Nepal Tour: Travel to a Dream Destination

Nepal Tour: Travel to a Dream Destination

Nepal and the magnificent Himalayas of our country is considered one of the best destinations to travel on Earth. Living in the country of Everest makes us the proud dweller of not just mighty Everest but every glory adhered to it. Traveller's around the world dream...

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Access to Skydiving Wheelchair-Free

Access to Skydiving Wheelchair-Free

“Can you skydive three people who are paralyzed today?” inquired my friend Charlene Vine to Bill Dause, the owner of The Parachute Center in Lodi, CA. “We have been trying to skydive in Monterey for the past few days but they can’t seem to get their stuff together...

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John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir National Historical Site

John Muir, father of park conservation, spent his last couple of decades in a beautiful Victorian home overlooking orchards and vineyards in the East Bay of California. When John Muir and his family lived here,...

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Travel Egypt & Tour Cairo and Alexandria

Travel Egypt & Tour Cairo and Alexandria

Among all civilizations and nations, Egypt has always maintained a unique position. Egypt, commonly known as “The Motherland of the World,” “Land of Civilizations” and “The Greatest Power in Human History,” is reputed worldwide for its distinct 7,000-year-old record...

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Nisene Marks State Park by Santa Cruz

Nisene Marks State Park by Santa Cruz

The Nisene Marks State Park, located just right off Hwy 1 near Santa Cruz, California, is a beautiful peaceful redwood forest on the coast. It became a State Park in 1963 by donation of the Marks family and was also the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake....

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Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

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 a million and half visitors every year. The town started as a Native American settlement around 900 b.c., and was later invaded by the Spanish...

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

At Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, people started living on the tops of the mesas around 400 AD then about 1190 AD, for reason that are not entirely clear, they moved off the mesas into cliff dwellings with ladders and toe-holds as the only way to access their...

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Personal Perspective on Philadelphia and Wheelchair Access

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 across the bridge from this City of Brotherly Love. My relationship with Philly was both love and hate. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the...

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Badlands National Park in South Dakoda

Badlands National Park in South Dakoda

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is not a destination that most people chose for a vacation but it's location, right off of Interstate 90 and 75 miles from Rapid City, makes it an easy day trip from...

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Italy, Sicily Travel: Accessible Tour

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 back more than 3,000 years and as a strategic crossroads for southern Europe, it has the legacy of various civilizations which have influenced its...

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A Stop at Old Town in Sacramento, CA

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 Sacrament has recently  installed all new ramps from the wooden boardwalks to the crosswalks at every intersection -...

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AccessSurf Hawaii

AccessSurf Hawaii

AccessSurf is a non-profit organization in Hawaii that offers therapeutic adaptive aquatic instruction to individuals, families and wounded military personnel. The goal is to empower people with disabilities and enrich their quality of life by providing barrier-free...

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Tour Ladakh, India with a Wheelchair

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; blue skies, gray snaking roads, brown rivers and silver snow-clad peaks in the distance; pink butter tea, colorful robes, music and...

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China by Wheelchair: Travel Barriers & Possibilities

China by Wheelchair: Travel Barriers & Possibilities

An image of a wheelchair engraved on a stone dated as early as 5000 years ago was found in China yet the treatment of the disabled in China is unsatisfactory to say the least. Being Chinese and disabled is hard and in many cases life-ending....

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A Vacation in China: Tips on Accessibility

A Vacation in China: Tips on Accessibility

I would like to share some of my wheelchair experiences while on vacation in China with my wife.  First, let me tell you that I am not a writer by any means.  I just wanted to capture some of the issues we had to work out while traveling abroad.  I will...

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South Africa Accessible Safari Tour

South Africa Accessible Safari Tour

In South Africa, Epic Enabled offers an exciting 8 day (7 nights) wheelchair accessible safari through Kruger National Park with a few added days in Cape Town if desired. The tour is open to individuals, friends, families & groups – disabled travellers or not. The...

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A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

Four parts of the Swiss Alps exist within Switzerland: Schweizer Alpen (German), Alpes suisses (French), Alpi svizzere (Italian) and Alps svizras (Romansh). When I visited Switzerland in 2011 we drove there from the UK.  It’s an expensive country so we only...

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Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

Wisconsin Woods Accessible Cabin for Rent

  NextGEN Gallery Edit Delete Cabin Overview A cabin known as the Namakagon Landing is a woods lover’s dream near Cable, Wisconsin on beautiful Lake Namakagon in the Chequamegon National Forest. Just under 3-hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St....

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Disabled Hunting in the United States of America

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 some of the people who lead these necessary causes.  The following is a list of some of the ones I have been involved with and know to be legit, either...

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North Lake Tahoe Accessibility Travel Tips

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 beach in North Lake Tahoe. The rooms are expensive, but it is a once in a life time stay. There are...

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South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

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 by the original explorers as “the jewel of the Sierra.” Lake Tahoe reaches depths of 1,645 feet, making it the second deepest in America...

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Thailand Holiday Travel Guide: Wheelchair Tips

Thailand Holiday Travel Guide: Wheelchair Tips

I’m 46 year old Danish man with spinal cord injury who lives in Thailand about six months per year. I was in Thailand for the first time for one month in January 2009. I feel so comfortable in the tropic weather that I decide to stay as much as possible in Thailand....

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Top 10 Accessible Attractions in the State of Georgia, USA

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. There are a plethora of activities available throughout Georgia that are wheelchair accessible. Here are my top ten things to do in the Peach State in a...

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Access to Zip-Lining by Yosemite National Park

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 of Zip Yosemite explained, “so you four are awesome.” The four of us paraplegics looked at each other and smiled. Bill Harrison, Charlene Vine, Steven Sanchez...

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Visit the Birthplace of Shakespeare in the UK

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 east of Birmingham,  8 miles south west of Warwick and north west of the Cotswolds which makes it an ideal location from which to...

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Interview with a Wheelchair Hiker

Interview with a Wheelchair Hiker

Sever osteoporosis and diabetes over twenty years ago left Bob’s legs too brittle to stand and has been using a wheelchair ever since. He can still feel and control the movement of his legs, which helps with his balance and is why he does not require a foot rest on...

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Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

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 comfortable and stylish atmosphere to travel at sea in called Well-abled. Access to the three stories is accomplished with a...

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Accessible Tours in Italy

Accessible Tours in Italy

Accessible Tours throughout Italy TUSCANY TOUR Tuscany is an enchanting place, especially wrapped in autumn colors, when the countryside is covered with mist and traditional festivals allow us to taste the delicacies that this fertile land has to offer. Obviously...

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

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 are the pick of the bunch for disabled travellers – featuring the best golden sand, glorious sunsets, clean blue seas and great wheelchair access. If...

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Ephesus, Turkey Travel Access Review

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 once in 1980. And this was a chance to re-explore Turkey itself, and also see a modern and “safe” Muslim country. Why visit Ephesus? These ruins are one of...

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Istanbul, Turkey Accessible Travel (Review #2)

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 a fully modern society are so rich. From the US perspective, it is an ideal combination of novel, enlightening and familiar. If the...

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Wheelchair Hiking at Van Damme State Park, CA

Wheelchair Hiking at Van Damme State Park, CA

The Van Damme State Park in the county of Mendocino of Northern California (map) is known as the “Jewel of the Little River” and is a classic example of a northern California rain forest located right across from the Pacific Ocean. It’s filled with coastal redwoods,...

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Accessible African Safari in Northern California

Accessible African Safari in Northern California

Upon arrival I turned off my cell phone; it was worthless now because I was in a reception dead zone. At check-in I asked the receptionist about a card or key for the room, “no locks on tents” she replied with a coy smile. I made my way to one of two wheelchair...

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SF Fort Mason and the Great Meadow

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 and Lower Fort Mason with the Great Meadow in between and more wheelchair outdoor attractions nearby.  The Great Meadow The main draw to the 50-acre...

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4 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Scotland

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 is also a fantastic tourist destination. This beautiful country in the north of the British Isles might be known for a lot of things, from its haggis...

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Monarch Grove Sanctuary in the Monterey Bay Area

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 to spend the winter at a handful of sites along the California coast. One of these is a grove of eucalyptus and Monterey pines in...

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Take a Trip to Birmingham in the UK

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 trip, whether it’s for a day trip or for a few nights, you should always investigate the accessibility of the locations you want to visit so that you save time...

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Asilomar State Beach, Conference Grounds and Sand Dune

Asilomar State Beach, Conference Grounds and Sand Dune

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds was created around 107 acres of natural coastal and forest resources with rustic settings, winding roads and hilly pathways. Accessibility improvements have been completed within the State Park but many more are being...

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Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA

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 United States and southern Canada to roost and mate. During these months you can see thousands of butterflies fluttering through the park’s...

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Palm Springs & Palm Desert Travel Guide

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 are Palm Springs and Palm Desert. This area is an oasis of golf courses, tennis courts, spa resorts,...

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Reno Weekend in a Wheelchair

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. The biggest little city in the world has had a few faces since it was established in 1859 and today the most profitable casinos are the El Dorado, Sands Regency, Harrah's,...

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Flying with a Wheelchair

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