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Accessible Places Worldwide

Some places are more wheelchair accessible to travel to than others.
Explore travel destinations from all over the world and find out about access.
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Access @ Trees of Mystery in Northern California

Access @ Trees of Mystery in Northern California

Driving along scenic Highway 101, it's a little startling to come upon the Trees of Mystery, a commercial roadside attraction with a 49-foot-tall statue of Paul Bunyan and his 35-foot high companion, Babe the Blue Ox, towering over its entrance. The 120-acre private...

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Crescent City, CA: Beach Front Park Access

Crescent City, CA: Beach Front Park Access

Beach Front Park comprises 10 city blocks of grassy sports fields, picnic areas with unobstructed views of the harbor, a beach, a half-mile shoreline trail, and B Street Pier, a 900-foot-long accessible fishing pier (railings are 42" high). The Fred Endert indoor...

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Visit the Napa Valley Wine Country in California

Visit the Napa Valley Wine Country in California

Napa Valley Wine Country has made itself world famous in the wine industry and is made up the towns of Napa, American Canyon, Calistoga, St. Helena, and Yountville. Shortly after the historic Gold Rush of California, some migrated their way to the Napa Valley to claim...

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Santa Monica Beach City Access

Santa Monica Beach City Access

Santa Monica Beach is one of my absolute favorite destinations in the greater Los Angeles area and one that the wheelchair traveler could easily spend a couple of days exploring and enjoying the ambiance and...

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Egypt: Accessible Adapted Scuba Diving

Egypt: Accessible Adapted Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is the best way to experience the underwater world. Someone who is a paraplegic or uses a wheelchair can now feel the sense of weightlessness and complete freedom of movement under water. Scuba diving gives people with disabilities an opportunity to...

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My Stay at an Accessible CA Beach House

My Stay at an Accessible CA Beach House

The waves crash against the rocks and the spray leaps to the sky. Each droplet of salty water glistens in the rays of the warm summer sun.  I sit in the front yard of our magnificent beachfront rental located in Rincon Beach Park, a quite gated community in...

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Accessible B&B in Mendocino with a View

Accessible B&B in Mendocino with a View

The Little River Inn is a quaint B&B located on the coast of Mendocino in Northern California. It is a place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. In fact, cell phones become obsolete as the property is in a cell phone "dead zone." The buildings themselves...

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Wyndham Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana

Wyndham Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana

Review provided by Maryanne Wyndham Gardens Hotel is four blocks from Bourbon Street. Upon arrival I immediately noticed that the entrance was at a slant but fortunately the door was automatic, otherwise it would have been difficult to open. The front desk did not...

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The Presidio in San Francisco

The Presidio in San Francisco

A U.S. Army post for nearly 150 years, San Francisco's Presidio has been a national park since 1994 and a national historic landmark since 1962. Archaeological digs have uncovered remains from some of the...

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Santa Cruz Mt. Train Ride and Accessible Trail

Santa Cruz Mt. Train Ride and Accessible Trail

When you think of Santa Cruz, usually it’s followed by Beach Boardwalk and images of California’s coast and the Pacific Ocean. While much of Santa Cruz culture is centered on the beach, it is only one side of this California destination. The Santa Cruz Mountains are a...

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Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama

Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama

How many time have you been at a public event or parade and had a good view of everyone’s butt instead of what is happening? Or worse yet, nabbed the perfect spot only to have someone stand right in front of you? And then, when it’s time to leave, found that it’s...

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Wheelchair Accessible British Columbia, Canada

Wheelchair Accessible British Columbia, Canada

There are plenty of good reasons why British Columbia is touted as being “The Best Place on Earth." Firstly, Vancouver, British Columbia is the third largest metropolitan city in Canada which is not only known for its beautiful landscape and majestic Coast Mountains...

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Timber Cove Inn on the Northern CA Coast

Timber Cove Inn on the Northern CA Coast

Timber Cove Inn is a place you stay at to get-a-way and get lost in quiet tranquility. It sits along a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. When people come to stay here they make it their home because there isn’t really anything else around....

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Victoria, British Columbia Accessible Travel Tips

Victoria, British Columbia Accessible Travel Tips

I did not have much time in Victoria. By the time I got to the hotel it was near three o’clock and my body was tired of sitting up, so I took a necessary half hour to lie down and recharge my body.  The day was slipping away and so did my plans to visit the...

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Come Visit St. John, New Brunswick in Canada

Come Visit St. John, New Brunswick in Canada

When you reach St. John, New Brunswick the ship will dock right in the centre; you'll be able to see a good majority of one of North America's oldest port cities from the boat deck. There is often a craft market which opens just outside the cruise terminal, the best...

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Cruise: France, Italy & Spain

Cruise: France, Italy & Spain

The Liberty of the Seas is the second biggest ship in the world, just behind the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. It measures an impressive 339 meters in length, has  6500 m2 in surface space and has the capacity to transport 5700 people (4300 passengers...

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Austin, Texas Accessible Travel Tips

Austin, Texas Accessible Travel Tips

It really feels Like a Whole ‘Nother Country…(Texas that is). I had a business trip to Austin, Texas this past April and I was a little nervous. I hadn’t traveled by plane with my chair for quite awhile. The last time (10 years ago) I arrived fine but my chair somehow...

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My Trip to Paris, France in a Wheelchair

My Trip to Paris, France in a Wheelchair

The overnight flight from Houston Intercontinental airport took 8 hours 45 minutes, and left town at 3 pm central standard time.  It was almost impossible for me to get any sleep.  For some reason, I’ve always had a hard time getting any on airplanes. ...

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Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

Pasadena, CA: Huntington Gardens and Art Galleries

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, California is a private, non-profit institution established in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington.  Huntington had a special love for books, art and gardens. Today the property is 207 acres...

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Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

When arriving at the Keflavik Airport (about 50 km or 31 mi from Reykjavik) the surroundings may seem like you have landed on the moon; melted lava, hot springs and rocks as sharp as blades. It doesn’t take you...

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Visit the Kensington Palace in London, England

Visit the Kensington Palace in London, England

No visit to England would be complete without a visit to a palace, and Kensington Palace is a good choice for that if you want to see one conveniently located in London or if you're a fan of the late Princess Diana.  Kensington became her home after her...

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Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Tips

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Tips

Overview One of the best accessible cruises is to Alaska, whether using a manual or power wheelchair or scooter.  I recommend doing the land tour first followed by the seven night southbound cruise. ...

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Half Dome Village Accessible Accommodations in Yosemite

Half Dome Village Accessible Accommodations in Yosemite

Curry Village has a few different accessible sleeping options and all use keys (not cards) to open the doors and none have lowered peep holes by design. This is a character feature the park does not intend on changing. In the middle of Curry Village is an...

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Vancouver, Canada: Accessible Places to Stay

Vancouver, Canada: Accessible Places to Stay

A number of wheelchair friendly hotels are located in the Downtown Vancouver Area of British Columbia, Canada. Of course specific access features do vary but overall these are good recommendations to start with. You can even find a wheelchair accessible hostel in...

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Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Downtown Seattle, WA

Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Downtown Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA - The Renaissance Marriott Hotel is located in downtown Seattle and is close to attractions such as the Pike Place Market, the aquarium, Pioneer Square, Settle's Art Museum, and a short monorail ride to the Seattle Center where the Space Needle and...

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Arizona: Bear Canyon Woods Lake Access

Arizona: Bear Canyon Woods Lake Access

When it gets hot in Phoenix, Arizona everyone looks for quick getaways to escape the heat. Last week (April 2012) when temperatures approached 100 my girlfriend and I grabbed our prepack bag (always ready to go) and headed north in search of some relieve. We drove...

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Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Shollenberger Park Trail by the Petaluma River in CA

Tucked inside an industrial park on the banks of the Petaluma River is Shollenberger Park, a wetland teeming with wildlife and native plants. It is contiguous with Ellis Creek to the south and Alman Marsh to its north, encompassing some 500-acres of Petaluma Wetlands...

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Roswell, Georgia: Sweet Apple Park

Roswell, Georgia: Sweet Apple Park

People come to Sweet Apple Park in Roswell, Georgia to exercise on the path that travels all around the school. There’s also lots of playgrounds for the kids on the side away from the school. The trail at...

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Exclusive Accessible CA Wine Country Tour

Exclusive Accessible CA Wine Country Tour

Coastal fog in Northern California draws a cooler climate and allows forests to thrive, something inherently different than its southern half. The maritime layer produces cooler summers and milder winters, making Northern California open for travel all year round....

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A Look @ Tasmania for Wheelchair Travelers

A Look @ Tasmania for Wheelchair Travelers

With its distinction as the world’s most rugged island, Tasmania is not exactly the place you would put first on the list of accessible travel destinations. Handicapped travellers of the world might shy away from Australia’s southernmost region, mainly because of...

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Road Trip from the UK to France

Road Trip from the UK to France

Contemplating your next adventure? Traveling by car from the UK to France you will discover some beautiful sights and landmarks that are wheelchair accessible. Even before you get on the ferry, it is quite breathtaking to see the infamous White Cliffs of Dover in the...

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Street Vibrations Festival in Reno, Nevada

Street Vibrations Festival in Reno, Nevada

Every year the Biggest Little City in the World hosts one of the largest music and motorcycles festival there is, Street Vibrations. For this weekend, usually in September, Reno is transformed into a display-case for motorcycles. At Casino parking lots rows upon rows...

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Wheeling the Streets and Sidewalks of Boston, MA

Wheeling the Streets and Sidewalks of Boston, MA

Boston, Massachusetts is made up of different kinds of sidewalk textures that a wheelchair traveler should be aware of. When going around Boston with a wheelchair, some pathways are more easily traveled on while others are not maintained and could be a nuisance...

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Marriott Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

Marriott Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

The Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, beautifully overlooks the harbor, backs up to a park and has the needed accommodations for the wheelchair traveler. It is also in a great location, close to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the North East side,...

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Dream Inn with Ocean View in Santa Cruz, CA

Dream Inn with Ocean View in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Beach is by far one of the most famous beaches in California, and as the Beach Boys sang “down by the boardwalk, down by the sea, on a blanket with my baby, is where I want to be.” There are many places to check out in Santa Cruz, including the Historic...

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California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

California Coast: MacKerricher State Park

Sprawling MacKerricher State Park, one of the more accessible parks in Mendocino County, has more than 2,000 acres of dunes, coastal prairie, headlands, a tidal lagoon, pocket beaches, and trails. At its southern end, in Fort Bragg, a wide coastal prairie terminates...

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Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the stares fro­m the townfolk in Mexico may take some getting used to, but after awhile you will realize that the attention is due to your celebrity status.  Many Mexicans have never seen a person in a wheelchair, let alone a van with...

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California Coast: Van Damme State Park

California Coast: Van Damme State Park

Three miles south of Mendocino, 2,000-acre Van Damme State Park has a variety of habitats: marine, coastal bluff terraces, and pygmy, redwood, and riparian forests. Coast Highway One divides the park; west of the highway is a small, sheltered, sandy beach, one of the...

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Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park in CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park sits on a headland that juts dramatically into the ocean on the coast of California; pounding waves have cut channels to the north and south, almost rendering it an island. The park covers 270 acres of coastal bluffs...

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A Special Trip to New York City

A Special Trip to New York City

“New York City” roars Becky, 27, in absolute delight as she basks in the sunshine in Central Park. For Becky, visiting New York City has been a lifelong dream and today it became a reality. Becky, who lives with Cerebral Palsy and Arthrogryposis, faces travel...

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Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Access @ Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay

Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay is situated on a broad, sandy 120-acre spit that forms the northern border of the bay and the southern border of Bodega Harbor. On summer weekends, inland residents flock here seeking the cooler temperatures typically found along this...

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Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Seattle Outdoors for All Foundation

Get outside with Outdoors for All in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Outdoors for All Foundation is a Seattle based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. If you are visiting...

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Boston Four Seasons Hotel Accessibility

Boston Four Seasons Hotel Accessibility

The Four Seasons Hotel at 200 Boylston Street is in Downtown Boston and conveniently located to many places such as the gardens and Boston Commons. The pool is located on the 8th floor and DOES have an accessible lift. On the first level, go to the bar on...

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the CA Coast

The 47-acre Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, on a marine terrace two miles south of Fort Bragg, offers a pleasant opportunity to get acquainted with native plants of the region, as well as with some exotics. Paths take you through a coastal pine forest and groves of...

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A Fun Weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida

A Fun Weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida

If you’re looking for a relaxing, low key, winter vacation spot with interesting things to do this could be the place for you. St. Petersburg is located on Tampa Bay and because of some very thoughtful planning in the early 1900s most of the waterfront has been...

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