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Photo by: G & A Scholiers (Stock Exchange)

Hello, everyone!

Today on Disabled Travelers we’ll tackle a question that seems to be on the minds of lots and lots of readers: handicapped travel in Africa. Now, I’ve mentioned Africa here and there in some of my earlier posts on adventure travel, but I really had no idea just how many of you were looking to take this trip. For travel that’s “a world away” I can’t think of anything more challenging than this – and that’s great! The greatest challenges lead to the greatest rewards, and I know our readers don’t shy away from either! [more]

Chicago's breathtaking cityscape <br>Photo by: Nate Brelsford (Stock Exchange)]

Chicago's breathtaking cityscape
Photo by: Nate Brelsford (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all – welcome back to our blog here at Disabled Travelers.

Giving the ol’ grab bag another look, I’ve come on a recently popular topic in disabled access: Chicago! So let’s head down to the Windy City and see what kind of access guides we can cook up. I’m guessing there’ll be plenty of accessible travel options here, and hopefully the capital of Illinois, a city whose motto is “Make Big Plans”, won’t let us down. Hey, did you know that Chicago is known by so many different names, even that famous Internet encyclopedia has a page on them? Intriguing stuff … let’s check it out! [more]

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Photo by: Nafrea (Stock Exchange)

Hello, everybody!

Here at the Disabled Travelers blog, we’ve been incorporating your recent feedback, and I’ve got a whole bunch of new information for you based on the latest questions folks have been asking. In addition to our usual assortment of access guides and handicapped travel information, I’ll be pulling one of these questions out of the hat every month to provide up-to-the-minute answers to the questions that are on your mind lately … and today’s special topic is: disabled access San Francisco! [more]

Photo by: Claudio Sepulveda Geoffroy

Howdy, all! Today on Disabled Travelers we’ll be looking at resources that can be of use no matter where you’re headed. Nothing beats good access guides if you already know where you’re going, but there’s got to be tools out there on the Internet you can rely on for planning accessible travel no matter where you’re headed, right? Well, that’s the theory, anyway – so let’s see what we can find. [more]

Photo by: Luis En (Stock Exchange)  San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica
Photo by: Luis En (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all! Welcome back to the Disabled Travelers blog.

We’ve been to a lot of different places since I joined the team here a few months – we’ve seen some of the best in wheelchair travel where it’s hot, cold, high, dry, and wet. We’ve pushed the boundaries and gone a long way, and now I’d like to cover a topic that’s near and dear to me, accessible ecotourism. Ecotourism usually means getting in touch with nature, but it can also involve volunteering and really becoming aware of the community while you’re there. This kind of experience has long been the preserve of young folk, and handicapped travel is starting to embrace the opportunities, too. Let’s have a look … [more]

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Sunset in Bora Bora, part of French Polynesia
Photo by: Ola Laurin (Stock Exchange)

Wow! It sure is cold for this edition of the Disabled Travelers blog, even here in Florida, where some forecasts are suggesting snow in the Bay Area before it’s all over. So what’s the next stop for handicapped travelers who want to stay out of the snow? For today, let’s start with a smattering of wheelchair accessible destinations where you can stay warm and toasty. We’ll zoom in on a few of them in much greater detail as our disability travel adventures continue in future posts.


Cabot Trail
Photo by: Nicolas Raymond

Good day, everybody!

As you read this, I’m just wrapping up a great holiday visit with family and friends in New York City – part of the inspiration for our ongoing NYC access guide here at Disabled Travelers. I don’t have quite as much time as usual, but I thought I’d make a quick post pointing out some great sites that might be of interest to readers of the blog. Particularly, I wanted to point out great 2010 offerings from some well-established tour operators and mention some places where you can get in-depth disabled traveling tips and reviews. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, you’ve come to the right place! [more]

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Aerial view of Tel Aviv
Photo by: Jonathan Fain (Stock Exchange)

Happy New Year from Disabled Travelers!

Today we’ll be finishing up a great run through Israel, a destination that combines the best of the west and the Middle East. We’ve touched on wheelchair travel throughout the country, disabled organizations, and accessible attractions in Jerusalem. Now we’ll finish up by looking at great places to visit in Tel Aviv, the hub of modern Israel. Unlike many towns and villages in the countryside that date back hundreds or thousands of years, Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 and has a distinctly modern feel, perched on Israel’s beautiful Mediterranean coast. [more]