wheelchairtraveling.com was founded in 2006 by Ashley Lyn Olson, and today, it is a leading online resource and community for accessible travel worldwide. The mission of wheelchairtraveling.com is to increase opportunities and improve access to travel and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities and seniors worldwide through education and advocacy. For advertising inquires please send an email. wheelchairtraveling.com has been featured in the following press:
Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com is recorded in an audio interviewed by Franklin Elieh of the Patterson Network Project about tips that address the most important questions about wheelchair accessible travel. The interview is broken up into the following 6 series, each about 10 or 15 minutes long.
1. Why travel? Why report on traveling? Here’s a look on why Ashley started wheelchairtraveling.com. 2. Leisure or Adventure Travel: What kind of travel experience are you looking for 3. Public & Private Transportation: Explore the options and the barriers to public and private transportation for wheelchair travelers for destinations worldwide. 4. Air Travel and Other Options: How does a wheelchair traveler get to a destination? Learn about air planes, trains, and other ways of getting there. 5. Hotels, Motels and other Sleeping Accommodations: What is this all about for the wheelchair traveler. 6. Caregiving: What’s possible now? How to plan a trip with a caregiver and more.
NM Magazine: Jan 2016, Volume 27
Number 268, Pages 14-18
This issue of NM Magazine features an article by Ashley Lyn Olson about traveling around the Yucatan Peninsula. In depth details on Chichen Itza, Tulum and beach access in Playa Del Carmen and Cancun.
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Hindustan Times Newspaper in Mumbai, India
October 13, 2015: Page 8
Author Sneha Mahale explores travel for people with special needs in India and abroad. She interviews Ashley Lyn Olson from wheelchairtraveling.com and highlights the website as a key resource for accessible travel needs.
New Mobility Magazine: October 2015, Pages 28-36
This cover story formally announces the start to #Access2Parks Project by wheelchairtraveling.com. Ashley Lyn Olson writes about her first adventures traveling to new states to examine three national parks in the United States for accessibility: Mammoth Caves National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. See a complete list of accessible parks.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, August 2015
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation presents Adapting Life with Candace, a ongoing webinar that discusses all the issues surrounding wheelchair life and spinal cord injuries. Candace, a former paralympian who is very active in the community, interviews Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com about tips, barriers and recommendation regarding Accessible Travel.
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Able Outdoors Magazine: June/July 2015, Volume 1 , Pages 40-41
This first edition of Able Outdoors Magazine features an article by Ashley Lyn Olson about her travel adventures in Japan. She explores this country all on her own for two weeks and reports about what wheelchair access was like in this country and the wonderful she met and assist her on her journey.
National Geographic: June 2015, Pages 156-160
National Geographic Magazine reports on accessible tips and resources for travel in the UK, Europe and beyond. wheelchairtraveling.com is listed as a go-to website for accessible travel information on destinations and activities. The article also features a full page photograph of Ashley Lyn Olson, the founder and CEO of wheelchairtraveling.com, skydiving with glory.
PN Magazine: March 2015, Volume 69
Number 3, Pages 34-39
This cover issue of PN Magazine features an article by Ashley Lyn Olson about access at Utah’s five National Parks: Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands.
Three photos were provided by wheelchairtraveling.com.
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The Power to Change Podcast 53: November 13, 2014
The Power to Change brings you inspirational stories from people who have transformed their minds, bodies and lives to find out what gives people the power to overcome obstacles and live their lives with more passion and purpose. In this episode, Scott Colby interviews accessible travel entrepreneur Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com about becoming paralyzed, her journey through recovery, and her mind over matter mission.
AAA World Magazine: August 2014, Pages: 57-60
Rebecca L Rhoades interviews Ashley Lyn Olson from wheelchairtraveling.com about her world travels with her wheelchair and about accessible tourism. The article highlights the growing push for accessibility everywhere and the real challenges that are still faced post-ADA.
New Mobility Magazine: August 2014, Pages 20-24
This New Mobility Magazine featured article includes information and trips about accessible travel to the wine country and coast of Sonoma, California, including how to get there, activities like a hot air balloon ride and even a safari, tasty food options, hiking, and of course wine tasting. Article and photographs provided by Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com.
PN Magazine: July 2014, Volume 68
Number 7, Pages 24-27
This issue of PN Magazine features an article by Ashley Lyn Olson about one unforgettable day in Ecuador, which included zip-lining and a volcano eruption.
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Revista Reação: April 2014, Pages 26 & 28
This Brazilian magazine for people with disabilities features an interview conducted by Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com with Christiann Otter Baily about his trials and accomplishments with surfing and life, translated to Portuguese by Isabel McEvilly.
New Mobility Magazine: April 2014, Pages 28-35
This Cover Story features a few different articles with tips about flying on an airplane and what to expect at airports. It also reveals statistics prepared by New Mobility’s Josie Byzek. One of the articles for this segment was written by Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com along with photos.
New Mobility Magazine: November 2013, Pages 18-22
This New Mobility Magazine feature article includes many travel tips on booking accessible hotel rooms, including what hotels are better. Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com along with Scott Rains of Rolling Rains Report were interviewed.
Sports N’ Spokes Magazine: November 2013
Volume 6, Pages 13-16
“What a Rush” is an article about three people who use wheelchairs that went skydiving together in California. It was written and photographed by Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com.
PN Magazine: May 2013, Volume 67
Number 6, Pages 22-23
This issue of PN Magazine features an article about flying a glider plane (sailplane) with hand-controls in the California desert with California Soaring Academy.
Written and photographed by Ashley Lyn Olson.
PN Magazine: March 2013, Volume 67
Number 3, Pages 44-48
This cover story features a segment about the travels adventures of wheelchairtraveling.com in Japan.
Written and photographed by Ashley Lyn Olson.
Sierra Star Newspaper: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Volume 56, Number 7, Cover Page and A8
Tiffany Tuell of the Sierra Star Newspaper writes an article about four paralyzed wheelchair users that go zip-lining in the trees for the first time right outside Yosemite National Park, which includes and interview with Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com.
Tokyo Podcast 47: October 7, 2012
This particular Tokyo Podcast features an interview by Anthony Jon with Ashley Lyn Olson of wheelchairtraveling.com about her accessible travel experience in Japan.