Parks and Outdoor Travel

New Zealand South Island Travel Tips

New Zealand South Island Travel Tips

The New Zealand South Island is filled with parks and natural beauty.It is far less populated than the New Zealand North Islandwith many outdoor attractions and activities.Several regions make up the South Island andreaching them takes time however you may travel....

New Zealand Travel Overview

New Zealand Travel Overview

When planning a trip, explore both the New Zealand North Island and the New Zealand South Island. The North Island is significantly smaller and is home to about 75% of the Kiwi population. The North Island is enriched with volcanic activity and filled cosmopolitan...

AutoCamp Russian River Glamping Cabin

AutoCamp Russian River Glamping Cabin

AutoCamp Russian River is located in the small downtown of Guerneville in the Somona Wine Country of California, and is affiliated with AutoCamp Yosemite in the Sierras. A few miles from the AutoCamp Russian...

Autocamp Yosemite Glamping Cabins

Autocamp Yosemite Glamping Cabins

Approximately 40 minutes from the Yosemite National Park entrance on Highway 140 in the Sierras of California is a glamping campground, tucked off the road nestled on the hillside. Autocamp Yosemite is...

Death Valley National Park + Wheelchair Access

Death Valley National Park + Wheelchair Access

Death Valley National Park is located in Southern California on the boarder of Nevada. This video is a great overview on what to expect and where to go if you are traveling with a wheelchair or have limited mobility. 

Elk Grove, CA: Laguna Creek Area Trails

Elk Grove, CA: Laguna Creek Area Trails

Just outside Sacramento, in the town of Elk Grove, California, almost all of the paths are wheelchair accessible. The Laguna Creek area in Elk Grove is known for its retail centers, but there’s more to the Laguna Creek than just shopping. Along much of Laguna Creek...

Martin Murphy Trail Access: Santa Clara County

Martin Murphy Trail Access: Santa Clara County

The Martin Murphy Trail near Santa Cruz in Central California county of Santa Clara is a unique loop trail with a lot to offer. First and foremost is the scenic view of the Diablo Range's rolling hills that the...

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, purchased a nine-room home in Mentor, Ohio, in 1876.  The home became the site of the first Front Porch Campaign in 1880 when Garfield ran for...

Nepal Accessible Trail Trekking

Nepal Accessible Trail Trekking

It is not possible for the people who have a physical disability to trek in normal trekking trail in Nepal. It will be difficult for those trekkers to hike even in easy and in normal trekking trails because that...

5 Best Accessible Trails @ U.S. National Parks

5 Best Accessible Trails @ U.S. National Parks

Everyone knows that the U.S. National Parks are wonderful to visit and there are plenty of breathtaking scenic drives that are must-dos in each park.  However, to really experience the parks, you have to get outside and enjoy the environment on one of the trails...

Tennessee: Lake Douglas Accessible Rental Home

Tennessee: Lake Douglas Accessible Rental Home

About Angel Cove is a spacious lakefront rental home on Lake Douglas in Tennessee, perfect for big families and medium size groups. This beautiful rental home is handicap accessible with a ramp leading into the...

Coyote Creek Parkway: Santa Clara County, CA

Coyote Creek Parkway: Santa Clara County, CA

The name Coyote Creek Parkway is managed by the Santa Clara County in Central California near Santa Cruz. Coyote Creek Parkway is rightly named as there are coyotes, along with deer, wild turkeys, rabbits,...

Sycamore Grove Park: Livermore, CA

Sycamore Grove Park: Livermore, CA

Sycamore Grove Park is nestled in the Livermore Wine Country, located in the East Bay of San Francisco. The park is known for the sycamore trees, but oak and walnut trees are around the same age. Birdwatching is...

Dawsonville, Georgia: Amicalola River Trail

Dawsonville, Georgia: Amicalola River Trail

The Amicalola River Trail in Dawsonville, Georgia is the way to get to the river. Most people come to the river to do tubing, kayaking, or fishing. The Amicola River Trail is a beautiful well-kept boardwalk...

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia

The cultural and historic significance of Manassas Battlefield National Park in Virginia are primary interpretive themes and all interpretive media in the park focus upon these stories. However, the park is...

Cumming, Georgia: Poole’s Mill Bridge Park

Cumming, Georgia: Poole’s Mill Bridge Park

At the Poole's Mill Bridge Park in Cumming, Georgia you can see the beautiful covered bridge and soak in the water.  People come from all over during the summer time to wad in the water and go down the rock...

West Point Inn Cabins on Mt. Tamalpais

West Point Inn Cabins on Mt. Tamalpais

The West Point Inn is nestled on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California, not far from Muir Woods and Stinson Beach. It’s a historical property that has been catering to tourists for decades. Getting here is the biggest challenge. For people who do not...

Yosemite Bug Resort: Hostel International

Yosemite Bug Resort: Hostel International

Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort is about thirty-minutes just outside of Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 tucked along a hillside, under groves of oak trees. It’s a popular place for young adults and...

Sevierville, Tennessee: Cabin Rentals

Sevierville, Tennessee: Cabin Rentals

Located in Sevierville, Tennessee in the Pigeon Forge, Gatlingburg area and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is the Little Valley Mountain Resort with a ton of cabin rentals. A number of these cabin...

Sedona, Arizona: Wheelchair Travel Tips

Sedona, Arizona: Wheelchair Travel Tips

What brings people to Sedona, Arizona in the Southwest of the United States are the majestic Red Rocks that surrounds this area. To the Native Americans the Red Rock is sacred and continues to draw people like a magnet from all over the world year round. Thanks...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wheelchair Tips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wheelchair Tips

The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,” and are usually the first stop for visitors when approaching the two parks. Vehicles scurry to find a place to park alongside the road, but I fly...

Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

Fort Funston (MAP) is located along the Pacific Ocean shoreline on the southwest side of San Francisco across from Lake Merced and near Mori Point. It was once the Lake Merced Military Reservation, and today it is an outdoor space managed by the Gold Gate National...

Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), is located right off the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Sausalito from San Francisco in Marin County. The most popular area is Fort Cronkhite with Fort Baker on the...

8 Savannah, Georgia Attractions & Activities

8 Savannah, Georgia Attractions & Activities

Being a top travel destination in the USA, there are many attractions and activities in and around Savannah, Georgia. Here are 8 favorite attractions and activities I've found that you may want to add to your travel itinerary.    #1 Wormsloe State...

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are known as two of the most beautiful national parks we have for a reason. Located in the Rocky Mountain Range mostly in Wyoming but also small parts in...

Rosie the Riveter Park Shipyard Museum Memorial

Rosie the Riveter Park Shipyard Museum Memorial

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in the industrial heart of Richmond, California.  This historical area is dedicated to the hard working people at the Ford Assembly Plant on the U.S. home front during...

Utah: Zion National Park Travel Guide

Utah: Zion National Park Travel Guide

Of all the National Parks in Southern Utah, Zion National Park is perhaps the most unique and one of the most fertile places in the state, which is likely why so many Native American groups inhabited the area. The park itself is quite large, and the area where the...

Wisconsin Potawatomi State Park Camping & Trail Tips

Wisconsin Potawatomi State Park Camping & Trail Tips

Potawatomi State Park is located in Door County of northeastern Wisconsin. For those of you not familiar with WI, it’s the peninsula or thumb pointing into Lake Michigan. Door County is known as a great vacation place with many wineries, a lot of artistic influence...

Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

The Eugene O’Neill Historical Site is a beloved residence of one of America’s most influential playwrights and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Overlooking Mt. Diablo in Danville, California (San Francisco East Bay),...

Congaree National Park, South Carolina Hiking Tips

Congaree National Park, South Carolina Hiking Tips

Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It is a preserved wildlife area, receiving the most government protection from mankind’s footprints. Part of the park’s boarder aligns with the...

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...

Caledonia State Park, Pennsylvania Camping

Caledonia State Park, Pennsylvania Camping

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park in the state of Pennsylvania is located between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30. Caledonia State Park is favorite place for camping and has some wheelchair access.  The park is nestled within...

High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin Wheelchair Access

High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin Wheelchair Access

On the northeast corner of Lake Winnebago, the largest lake in Wisconsin, you will find High Cliff State Park. High Cliff is just what the name says, it’s located on a cliff along Lake Winnebago and gives a...

Florida Coral Reef State Park Wheelchair Access

Florida Coral Reef State Park Wheelchair Access

The Florida Coral Reef State Park is a marine wonderland and the first undersea park in the U.S., established in 1963 to preserve and protect nearly 70 nautical square miles of living coral reefs, mangrove...

Wisconsin Camping: Wheelchair Access Overview

Wisconsin Camping: Wheelchair Access Overview

Wisconsin is a great place to live and an even better place to camp. There are numerous private campgrounds around the state along with nearly 50 state-run campgrounds affiliated with State Parks and natural...

Florida Everglades National Park Wheelchair Access Guide

Florida Everglades National Park Wheelchair Access Guide

Everglades National Park in Florida is the third largest national park in the U.S., protecting 1.5 million acres of unique terrain on the southern tip of the state of Florida. Diverse ecosystems lie within its borders, such as barely-flowing freshwater sloughs lush...

Utah Snow Canyon State Park: Wheelchair Travel Guide

Utah Snow Canyon State Park: Wheelchair Travel Guide

Nestled inside the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve of Utah, Snow Canyon State Park is a 7400 acre scenic park featuring colorful sandstone cliffs, petrified sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones and rugged...

New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

When driving through the Guadalupe Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of southeastern New Mexico, one would never imagine that there are well over a hundred ornate limestone caverns hidden below the desolate...

Cumming, Georgia: Sharon Springs Park

Cumming, Georgia: Sharon Springs Park

Sharon Springs Park in Cumming, Georiga is on my top 10 list now for sure. Has all sorts of sport fields for baseball basketball courts also has a commissioners office so there’s several places that have...

Ball Ground, Georgia: Calvin Farmer Park

Ball Ground, Georgia: Calvin Farmer Park

The offical name of Ball Ground Park is Calvin Farmer Park and is right near downtown in Ball Ground, Georgia. Calvin Farmer Park, I'm guessing, is a very old park because it is a very odd layout. It's only...

Virginia Beach Access near Chesapeake Bay

Virginia Beach Access near Chesapeake Bay

Virginia Beach is on the Mid-Atlantic coast, part of the southeastern shoreline of Virginia below the Chesapeake Bay. This popular resort area features a wide public beach with moderate surf that is easy to access via a 3-mile-long level concrete promenade along the...

How to Rate Hiking Trails for Accessibility

How to Rate Hiking Trails for Accessibility

Taking on any hiking trail with a 5% slope and higher depends a lot on how well your wheelchair is built, how experience you are on hills, and what makeup of the trail surface is.  I also recommend that you wear a seat belt when taking on any dirt trail. Several...

Richmond, Virginia: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, Virginia: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia is an 80-acre attraction containing an impressive variety of gardens and...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley was officially made a National Park in 1974 when local citizens and their representatives sought to preserve this scenic green space nestled between the industrial cities of Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. View park map. The 33,000-acre park sits within the...

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

The Garden of the Gods is a 1300-acre city park in Colorado Springs, Colorado that features colorful, towering rock formations amid stunning views of Pikes Peak in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In the late 1800's the property was owned by Charles Elliott...

Colorado: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Colorado: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in central Colorado protects one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world where a prehistoric redwood forest and lake were buried and preserved by...

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park Tips

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park Tips

In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 50 day hikes and many opportunities for multiple day backpacking trips.  Wonderful for able-bodied visitor but challenging for those who use a wheelchair or scooter to get around....

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Access Guide

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Access Guide

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Great Appalachian Valley on the East Coast of the United States in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north-central Virginia about 1.5 hours from Washington D.C.. It is a narrow and elongated park stretching over 100...

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