Welcome one and all to today’s Disabled Travelers blog! Since we recently took our first accessible voyage to Asia by checking out handicapped travel in Japan, I thought we would continue the trend for a little while in this post. With that in mind, we’re heading to Hong Kong, a fascinating locale on the southern coast of mainland China that, until very recently, was a British territory for close to a hundred years. It remains one of the most iconic locations in China. Home to about seven million people, it boasts a major tourism industry, including a growing segment catering to handicapped travelers.
Hello, everybody! After taking a tour through the Disabled Travelers archives, I realized that one of our best-received recent articles was Disabled Access: Chicago. Now, I don’t usually do this, but since so many folks are queuing up to head to the Windy City and want more info about it, I thought I’d give the city a second look. Definitely read the original post for some great access guides, but in this post we’ll be going a bit deeper and searching out wheelchair accessible hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Let’s go!
Today I’m dipping into the Disabled Travelers mailbag to check out one of your recent questions. After our trips around the world, I thought it might be nice if we stopped back in the U.S. for this edition. Quite a few people have been hunting for a wheelchair accessible dude ranch lately, I notice, so I went out and found us some good resources around the web on just that topic.
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Konnichiwa, all! Today on the Disabled Travelers blog we’ll be heading east to learn more about accessible travel around Japan. I have to admit, I’ve been working on this for a while and it’s a real challenge finding comprehensive information for us English-speakers. But believe me, folks, I’m on the case; I’m going to attend a wedding in Nagoya this December, and I’m every bit as interested in figuring this country out as you are! So rest assured, there’ll be more posts as more handicapped travel info comes in … for now, let’s get started and see where this takes us! [more]
Buongiorno! Wrapping up our grand tour of Italy at Disabled Travelers, today we’re going to visit Vatican City! The Vatican is the home of the Catholic Church and is located in the heart of Rome. Barely over 100 acres, it is an independent city-state ruled by the Bishop of Rome – the Pope. Though it’s a small place, its many legendary religious sites mean that it usually requires a few days to “take in”, just like Rome itself. That’s why we’re giving it a special entry in our ongoing Italy access guide. [more]
In today’s visit, the Disabled Travelers blog crew will continue our voyage through Italy. Last time, we made some discoveries about getting around and getting involved in one of the world’s most iconic cities, Rome. For all its history and charm, Rome is getting better and better for travel with a disability, particularly in the central areas convenient to the Colosseum, Forum, and more. Now we’ll be journey onward to some of the other famous cities and historical sites in the big boot. [more]
Hello, all! After Disabled Travelers’ recent adventures throughout Africa and in Egypt, we’re heading to a whole new locale today: Rome. This city, with its ancient monuments dating back thousands of years, its amazing churches, and its spectacular food is visited by four million people – and a good many of them are handicapped travelers with special needs. We’ll be exploring wheelchair accessible Rome today, and in the future we’ll wander through the countryside and see what there is to see in Florence and other major destinations. [more]
Good day, all! As promised, I’ll be covering Egypt in today’s installment of the Disabled Travelers blog. This has been a topic in great demand recently, and I knew I had to do it as soon as I saw this travelogue set in several Egyptian cities which depicts not only great accessibility in Cairo, Luxor and elsewhere, but also documents handicapped travelers – both wheeled and not – doing some great scuba diving at one of the world’s most sought-after locations for just that. So before I get carried away, let’s head out to the desert and see what else we can find! [more]