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…

Access at Stonehenge in the UK of Great Britain

Access at Stonehenge in the UK of Great Britain

I grew up with a father who LOVED watching Stonehenge documentaries, so when I went to England the first time, you better bet I drove the 3 hours from where we were staying (Dover) to see the mythical and mysterious site. While it didn't quiet reach the exuberantly...

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Suwanee, Georiga: Settle’s Bridge Park

Suwanee, Georiga: Settle’s Bridge Park

People come to Settle's Bridge Park in Suwanee, Georgia for everything.  When you first enter the park there is a fire station to your left.  Then the first park turnout is to the right for the famous...

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CA Sonoma Wine Country in the Fall

CA Sonoma Wine Country in the Fall

Witnessing trees changing colors on the East Coast during the crisp autumn months is an attraction all its own, but in the Sonoma Wine Country of California, you can find wine vineyards that explode with effervescent, fiery color, drawing in the eye like a moth to a...

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New Orleans Access: The French Quarter & Bourbon Street

New Orleans Access: The French Quarter & Bourbon Street

Let me start by saying that New Orleans is a great place to visit. Great food, people, places to see, and despite the age of the city, pretty easy to get around.New Orleans is FLAT so whether you use a manual or power wheelchair, or have a cane, you won't be going...

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Pompeii, Naples Italy Archaeological Site Access

Pompeii, Naples Italy Archaeological Site Access

This article is based on a day trip to Pompeii we took from Naples in 2012.  We also went to Naples and Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access there; they can be found on the same website as this one. Because one’s capabilities, limitations and...

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Rome, Italy: Complete Travel Guide

Rome, Italy: Complete Travel Guide

This article is based on our trips to Rome in May/June of 2014 and 2012 with our friends Chris McCloud and Jason Shuffler, respectively, and in 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2003.  Our previous articles about wheelchair access in Rome are Rolling in Rome 2012, Rolling in...

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Cumming, Georgia: Midway Park

Cumming, Georgia: Midway Park

People visit Midway Park in Cumming, Georgia for the sports fields and the restaurants at the top on the street side. The park goes downhill pretty fast and has separate parking at each...

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Cumming, Georgia: Matt Community Park

Cumming, Georgia: Matt Community Park

The Matt Community Park in Cumming, Georgia is enormous and known for the sports fields. Paved pathways travel all around the sports fields. The park has separate parking at each section of...

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Cumming, Georgia: Fowler Park

Cumming, Georgia: Fowler Park

Fowler Park in Cumming, Georgia has everything, including a sports park and paved nature trails that form all sorts of different loops. When you first enter the park there is a fire station to your left. Then...

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Cumming, Georgia: Ducktown Park

Cumming, Georgia: Ducktown Park

The main reason people come to Ducktown Park in Cumming, Gerogia is for the rubber walking path around the field. Ducktown Park includes a rubber walkway for running or walking, a small grass field, a...

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New Jersey Beach Wheelchair Access

New Jersey Beach Wheelchair Access

Island Beach State Park is one accessible beach option in New Jersey, which has much more than just beaches. It is located on a barrier island along the Jersey shore in Ocean County, just south of Seaside Park (Exit 82 on the Garden State Parkway).  The park has...

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Trip to Munich Bavaria, Germany

Trip to Munich Bavaria, Germany

Munich Bavaria is a beautiful wealthy first world town. Everything is thought out and of course “in ordnung” (in order). The city is very flat so you are never challenged by hilly terrain. There are sidewalk bike lanes and cars do not congest the inner city. Walking...

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Lake Powell, Utah Accessibility Travel Tips

Lake Powell, Utah Accessibility Travel Tips

Lake Powell is a one hundred and eighty mile-long man-made reservoir for the Colorado River that attracts millions every year. The majority of the lake stretches across Southern Utah but a small portion of the...

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Ecuador: Accessability in South America

Ecuador: Accessability in South America

Locals have an abundance of Mother Nature’s candy and medicine at their fingertips. For many life is very simple and centers around the family and eating. Work is surviving or maintaining a small business with...

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Travel in Germany: Accessibility and Barriers

Travel in Germany: Accessibility and Barriers

Germany has always been a country that I have always wanted see since I can remember. I have been a medieval fan for years, and anything to do with that period in time has always captured my attention. Needless...

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Santa Cruz Beach Accessible Travel Guide

Santa Cruz Beach Accessible Travel Guide

The beach town of Santa Cruz is located in central California just above Monterey and below San Francisco. Santa Cruz is a very wheelchair friendly beach city with lots of activities geared towards the outdoors. You can find many beach wheelchair accessible walkways,...

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Las Vegas Wheelchair Travel Tips

Las Vegas Wheelchair Travel Tips

Las Vegas, Nevada is a sprawling metropolis in the middle of a desert wasteland. Native Americans originally occupied the land; next, Europeans began to farm the area. Gambling was going on a long time before it was officially made legal in 1931. By 1945, casinos were...

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Connecticut Shoreline Vacation

Connecticut Shoreline Vacation

If you are looking for a relaxing, wheelchair-friendly weekend on the Connecticut shoreline then look no further than Mystic Seaport. Mystic is a classic family vacation spot, but it also makes a wonderful romantic weekend getaway for couples.  Just a short drive...

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Utah: Arches National Park Accessibility

Utah: Arches National Park Accessibility

  Arches National Park is one of Utah’s most visited destinations due to the plethora of wind-chiseled arches. Many of the parks iconic arches can be seen right from the road and some have accessible...

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Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Cozumel, Mexico: Adapted Scuba Diving

Peaceful, serene, other worldy. You know, all those cliché terms people throw around about scuba diving. They are all true and yet do not begin to describe the experience. Over the last few years I have had the...

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Tacoma, Washington with Power Wheelchairs

Tacoma, Washington with Power Wheelchairs

Sometimes the unplanned part of travel turns out to be the best. That’s what happened to me this week.  I went looking for a hotel somewhere between Portland, Oregon and Bellingham, Washington for two...

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Exotic Trip to Cozumel, Mexico to Scuba Dive

Exotic Trip to Cozumel, Mexico to Scuba Dive

As a world-class scuba diving destination, Cozumel, Mexico is an obvious travel destination for divers. However, with its breathtaking beaches, National Marine Park, and ancient history it offers something for anyone looking for a Caribbean vacation. In June, my...

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Alaska: Juneau Adventure by Wheelchair

Alaska: Juneau Adventure by Wheelchair

Having relocated from the east coast to California, we were planning our first holiday and considering options like Hawaii, Vegas, San Diego etc., all of which both had visited. We both have always wanted to...

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Ashland, Oregon Travel with Power Wheelchairs

Ashland, Oregon Travel with Power Wheelchairs

Ashland, Oregon is stunningly beautiful. Nestled in a valley, the surrounding hills blanketed in green create a magical place. Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland offers great food, friendly people,...

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Toronto, Canada Accessible Travel Overview

Toronto, Canada Accessible Travel Overview

Toronto is a cosmopolitan centre offering culture, shopping, sports, and much to see and do when traveling with a wheelchair. It’s Canada's largest city, the Province of Ontario's capital, and the fourth-largest city in North America - and apparently, a place the...

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Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are accessible. The park provides a printable PDF guide but updates along with additional information...

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Cruising with a Disability: What to Know

Cruising with a Disability: What to Know

The word POSH, coincidentally, has nautical and monetary roots and due to the intense sun refers to the cooler side of a ship in which to occupy cabin space on the early Indian cruises. Port Out Starboard Home later shortened to 'posh' was only affordable by the...

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Cruise Planning: 10 Travel Tips

Cruise Planning: 10 Travel Tips

1. Seek out the newest ships. While some oceangoing lines have nicely retrofitted older vessels with accessible features, generally, the newer the ship, the more likely that accessibility for all guests was built into the design. These ships typically will have...

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Hoover Dam: Visiting & Accessibility

Hoover Dam: Visiting & Accessibility

The creation of Hoover Dam, aimed to control the Colorado River, was a monumental engineering accomplishment that set precedent for future large construction projects. Half of the dam is in the state of Nevada and the other is in Arizona. Two clock towers can be seen...

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Trip to San Antonio, Texas

Trip to San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Texas is a nice southern part of Texas, two hours from Corpus Christi and two hours from Austin.  While it is a historic city, a lot of the things that you may want to see are all in one generalized area so that makes moving around with a disability...

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Travel in Nepal: Accessibility Review

Travel in Nepal: Accessibility Review

I have just returned from a familiarization tour of Nepal organized by Four Season Travel and Tours of Kathmandu. There are major infrastructure and human resource training needs still to be met in the country. However I was successful in visiting Kathmandu, Chitwan...

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Chicago: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

Chicago: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

I spent three nights in Downtown Chicago. Every local I spoke to would proudly say, “there’s no place like Chicago in the summertime” and I was going to find out why. Upon arrival my body experienced a change of weather shock. The air was hot and humid. I certainly...

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Vancouver, Canada Accessible Attractions

Vancouver, Canada Accessible Attractions

I love Vancouver. The sustainable design of the city filled with friendly, diverse people makes it a model city of the future. From a postman to a Muslim businessman, I had the pleasure of really talking with a several locals, all warm, welcoming and just a joy to be...

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Greece Accessible Tour: Holiday and Vacation Fun!

Greece Accessible Tour: Holiday and Vacation Fun!

The archaeological sites and places of historical interest are integral part of the country’s identity, as they connect its past with its present and future. Courses of Greek culture that link past with present and future, like ancient Olympic Games and modern...

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Utah: 5 National Parks

Utah: 5 National Parks

In 1998 I was paralyzed in car accident and hospitalized in Salt Lake City, Utah for a month. It was time for new memories of Utah, so a friend and I decided to embark on a grand road-trip to explore the five Nation Parks in Southern Utah. Since this part of Utah is...

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Arizona: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Arizona: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

If you want to get “off the beaten path” and “away from the maddening crowd” then Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona may be just the place. Located in south-central Arizona on the Mexican...

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Sea Adventure in Glacier Bay, B.C.

Sea Adventure in Glacier Bay, B.C.

It’s always a bit risky taking a journey to a remote destination where accessibility may be in question.   But seven years after his accident, Steve Pisano, a T3-4 paraplegic, packed up his cameras and ventured to Alaska for an experience of a lifetime aboard the...

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Exploring Access in Southwest Florida

Exploring Access in Southwest Florida

I explored Southwest Florida for a few months while I trained for the the Paralympics in sled hockey, paracanoeing and kayaking. I practiced in the Fort Myers area and I traveled day trips for competitions. I will be competing on the Spacecoast Hurricanes B team for...

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