Welcome back to Disabled Travelers!
You know, every once in a while someone will give me an idea for a post that I literally never would have come up with on my own. Today is one of those days, as we venture through the Pyrenees, the mountain range that makes up the border between France and Spain.
These mountains have shaped the history of both their countries for thousands of years, but tourists worldwide are just now starting to re-discover the beauty of the Pyrenees and their surroundings – and with our Pyrenees access guide, we’ll be in on the secret too. [more]
Morning, everybody! Today’s dip into the mailbag brings us to Lake Tahoe, one of the largest freshwater lakes in North America, and the largest high-altitude “alpine” lake. Bordering the states of California and Nevada, it is a popular destination for water sports, winter sports, and of course, gambling. The Tahoe area is home to a number of great wheelchair accessible hotels and resorts as well as several tour operators and event planners who can help visitors get the most from this natural treasure. [more]
Hello, folks! After our visit to Florida, I’m back on the trail of the best for handicapped travelers in Asia. From afar, Asia can really look like the “last frontier” in disability-friendly tourism, but we’ve found a lot of good in this fascinating part of the world, and I’m not quite done yet!
Our trip today covers Taiwan, the little island east of China.
The last stronghold of the Chinese Nationalist government during the Communist takeover of the 1940s, this little place is, now and again, one of the most contentious issues in international politics. Depending on who you ask, it’s a province or a nation … either way, it’s our next stop! [more]
Howdy, all! After zooming in on Disney access guides and making our way out to Greater Orlando, I decided to “finish the job” and swing through another much-beloved tourist destination: Miami! This is one of the most energetic places in the U.S., with vibrant cultural influences from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and more. As one of the more progressive cities in the U.S., it’s also very much in tune with the needs of handicapped travelers and a variety of other visitors. It’s a fast-paced place, but we can take it at our own pace here on Disabled Travelers. Let’s do it … [more]
Hello, everyone! Today on Disabled Travelers we’ll be doing a follow-up on our last visit, when we talked about wheelchair accessible features at Disney World. Since there are a lot of attractions in the Orlando area, many of which are suited to guests of different abilities, I thought it might be a good idea to tell you a little bit more. So, we’ll be covering accessible hotels, airlines, and attractions other than the “Big D” today. If you couldn’t join us last time, don’t forget to check out my previous post for Disney World access guides! [more]
Howdy, all! Welcome back to Disabled Travelers. As I rev up to continue our pan-Asian access guides, I thought I’d take a brief detour here to dip into the mailbag and see what comes up. Today, I’m going to cover disability access at Disney World in Florida, plus the sights you can see around it. We might just do a mini-excursion to all the Disney properties in the future, but this is the one most folks have been waiting to see. [more]
Hello, all! Today on Disabled Travelers we’re taking a little break from our whirlwind tour of accessible Asia to share a little good news closer to the “home front.” Every once in a while I like to take a day off from my wanderings, put it in “park” and check up on items of general interest for handicapped travelers everywhere – and WOW, do I have some interesting news today, so check it out! [more]
Welcome, welcome, welcome to your Disabled Travelers blog! As we round the bend on our accessible Asian excursions today, we’ll be visiting the country of Singapore, a unique island city-state off the southern coast of Malaysia. After an interesting history, Singapore has asserted its independence and, with only about 5 million people and 274 square miles of territory, it is the smallest country in southeast Asia. But don’t be fooled; for the savvy handicapped traveler, there’s plenty of news to go around here. And it’s a perfect “bridge” to a post on Malaysia in the not-too-distant future!
Hello, all! To continue our accessible Asia extravaganza on Disabled Travelers, today we’ll be cooking up access guides for Thailand. A bit off the beaten path, Thailand and its capital Bangkok are, nevertheless, top tourist destinations for those interested in exploring Asia; and it’s come to my attention that handicapped travelers are far from left out here. Bordering India, Vietnam, and Indonesia, this exotic 90% Buddhist nation is one of the world’s last remaining monarchies, and not to be missed no matter what your level of ability. Here we go! [more]