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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…

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: Wheelchair Hiker and the Outdoors

Interview: Wheelchair Hiker and the Outdoors

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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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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Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

Fly a Glider Plane with Hand-Controls

Along the San Gabriel Mountains in the Mojave Desert of Southern California has nearly perfect conditions for flying a glider plane, explains Dale of Southern California Soaring Academy, and that is why he choose...

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Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Ride in Southern CA

The stars were still out when I awoke. I was still half asleep as I got my things together in a zombie like fashion and then headed to the Southcoast Winery in Temecula to meet Pat, Carol and the rest of the crew from Reach for the Stars Hot Air Balloon Foundation....

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Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Headwaters Forest Reserve by Eureka, CA

Once the setting for a thriving mill town of 400 people, the Headwaters Forest Reserve is now inhabited only by wildlife and fish. The 7,472-acre property was purchased by the Department of the Interior in 1999 to conserve and study the land and its inhabitants and to...

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The Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Campsite

The Perfect Wheelchair Accessible Campsite

The ADA hasn’t set any guidelines for accessible campsites however it has been proposed so hopefully this is something we will see in the future. The National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University has a good article with some of the proposals. Many older...

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Access the Southern California Wine Country

Access the Southern California Wine Country

Temecula is Southern California’s Wine Country and is conveniently located about an hour and half away from Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and San Diego, which makes it a nice get-a-way for many people living in these areas. This wine country region is...

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GoAfricaSafaris & Travel

GoAfricaSafaris & Travel

Together we all have over 20 years experience in tourism and hospitality industry. It has been a long time dream for us to create opportunities for travelers with a disability to enjoy the beauty and diversity of this part of the world – our home. We operate in Kenya,...

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Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

Beach Wheelchairs in San Diego, California

San Diego, California has some of the best beach access in the world. Many beaches in San Diego have beach wheelchairs available for loan or rent. Many of these beach wheelchairs are free of charge and are manual (someone else has to push you), but it's not the only...

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Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock CA State Historic Park

The Indian Grinding Rock is located just east of Jackson, CA, which is about 3 hours east of San Francisco, in the foothills in the Sierras Mountains. This California State Park has a lot to offer for access. The museum and visitor center is where you will find all...

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Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California

Covering 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It protects a vast desert wilderness of sparse, rocky terrain in the southern part of the state that is known for its unique geology. Six million years ago the Gulf of...

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Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field and Fort Point in San Francisco

Crissy Field with Fort Point tucked below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a scenic spot and delight for strollers, joggers, windsurfers, bicyclists, dog walkers, and people looking to spot birds...

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Freedom Sailing International

Freedom Sailing International

Freedom Sailing International is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, whose mission is to design, build and operate the first tall ship for all in the world, based on the goals of Universal Design (UD). The UD concept includes the full range of human...

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Touring on the Napa Valley Train with a Wheelchair

Touring on the Napa Valley Train with a Wheelchair

Riding the Napa Valley Wine Train is a unique way to get a brief overview of this famous wine country region while enjoying a multiple-course gourmet meal with wine. The entire journey is 3 hours long (36 miles) and begins at the station in Napa then up to St. Helena...

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Amazon and Galapagos Tour in Ecuador

Amazon and Galapagos Tour in Ecuador

Ecuadorians are a mix of native and Spanish people, in which they call themselves "mestizo."  The mestizo are a kind and happy people. Since 1998 the Vice President has been a person with a physical disability and because of this he has done so much work toward...

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CA Coast: Malibu Travel Tips on Attractions

CA Coast: Malibu Travel Tips on Attractions

The Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH) is a famous area of Malibu known for it's stretch of ocean views. Right on the the beach along PCH  is the Beverly Hills Beach Club, made famous by the television show 90210 in the 1990s. Surfers and even dolphins and other...

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Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Santa Barbara is considered to be a part of California’s Central Coast and is not only a beach town but a college one with a little bit of history. With a kick of new age philosophy and a high-end flare, it is no wonder why some celebrities have homes here. It is also...

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Paris, France Accessible Tips and Attractions

Paris, France Accessible Tips and Attractions

Paris is the capital city of France and its biggest town but it is also the world’s number one tourist destination. Paris offers a wide range of tourist attractions, probably the largest in Europe: besides many...

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Glasgow, Scotland: Accessible Travel Tips

Glasgow, Scotland: Accessible Travel Tips

Glasgow is not Scotland's Capital City but it is its largest and most cosmopolitan city which provides the traveller with a vivid contrast to the stunning historical townscape of its near neighbor, Edinburgh - a mere 40 miles away. Prior to the European City of...

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Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long Beach, California: Accessible Travel Tips

Long beach is about 40 miles south of Los Angeles. Long Beach is almost a child of L.A. with a much better location along the beach. From various hotels and skyscrapers in Long Beach, one can see downtown L.A. as long as the pollution level is moderately low. L.A....

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Adaptive Outdoor Activities in Austria for the Disabled

Adaptive Outdoor Activities in Austria for the Disabled

Behind the name Freizeit-PSO stands "Freizeit Para Special Outdoor Sports" because we want to approach people that are physically and mentally handicapped with our outdoor activities. We, as a public charity have an aim: Integrating all different kinds of people into...

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Travel New Zealand by Wheelchair

Travel New Zealand by Wheelchair

New Zealand is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers. New Zealand society is laid-back, diverse, sophisticated, and...

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Tour Bus Whistler, British Columbia is Accessible

Tour Bus Whistler, British Columbia is Accessible

At 8am the West Coast Sightseeing Tour Bus arrived at the hotel. The back of the bus had a lift to transport people in wheelchairs inside. Only one wheelchair per tour is able to participate because there is only one set of locking mechanisms. Once the driver secured...

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Go-Karts with Hand-Controls

Go-Karts with Hand-Controls

Experience real head-to-head racing at Pole Position Raceway and discover why indoor karting is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. If you think this is kids play...well, think again! Our high-performance European karts are capable of 45 mph, and that...

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Interview: Disabled Hunter and Outdoorsman

Interview: Disabled Hunter and Outdoorsman

Chad is a hunter and outdoor journalist who has always had a great love for adventure. He knows his boundaries but doesn’t let it stop him from being who he is. Recently, wheelchairtraveling.com was able to interview him on his experiences and his personal website,...

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