On today’s Disabled Travelers, a set of new links for finding accessible hotels. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, let me say I’ve just gotten back from a whirlwind trip around Europe and I’m going to need a few days to decompress before we really hit the trail again.
For that reason, just going to share a few things quickly right now, while I take a little vacation from my vacation.
Photos need to be uploaded, packing unpacked, and handwritten notes for future blog posts interpreted! [more]
Good day, all, and welcome back to your Disabled Travelers blog. Yesterday we talked a little bit about Australia, the “land down under” famous for its kangaroos and laid back attitude. Now we’re headed out to visit its “next shore neighbor”, New Zealand. Together, these two countries are the most visible tourist destinations of the Oceania area, hosting millions of able and handicapped travelers each year. I don’t really know what to expect from accessibility in New Zealand, so let’s enjoy a journey of discovery together. [more]
Hello again and welcome to Disabled Travelers! Today we’re going to visit Australia, the island continent famous for its Outback and countless species of animals that appear nowhere else on Earth. As we’ve discussed, Australia has traditionally had some issues with mobility impaired access, but recent legislature really demonstrates that a “good faith” effort is underway to improve accessibility for all. There are many cities with well-developed sites friendly to everyone, and you can’t have such a fascinating land without a whole range of tour operators, many of whom cater specifically to accessible travel. [more]
Bonjour! No, ladies and gentlemen, summer has not made me forget about Paris! You know, after about four posts, you might think we’ve done just about everything it’s possible to do in the City of Lights here at Disabled Travelers. But, in fact, I’m here to prove there’s a little bit left to round out our five-part access guides for the capital of France. We’ve covered a lot, but there’s still a bunch of great stuff that didn’t quite fit into any of our other topics. So, as we bid farewell to the land of wine and cheese and get ready to move on to our next destination, here’s “everything else” you haven’t seen. [more]
Howdy, all! This is just a brief note from Disabled Travelers to give you some new tools for finding your next tour operator or travel agent. As our loyal readers know, there are literally hundreds of tour operators out there who provide customized itineraries full of accessible attractions, wheelchair accessible hotels, and private tours in world-class cities around the globe. And this is a good thing! But I, your humble narrator, can’t claim to have met and worked with even a fraction of the business owners and agents we talk about on our blog. So, what to do to make sure your experience is top quality? [more]
The deaf tourism market is growing by the day, and Disabled Travelers is here to help our deaf friends find the best deals and book the best trips in handicapped travel for the hearing impaired. Because this is so important, we’ve started a monthly special feature to show off the very best in deaf tour operators and vacation packages around the world. If you know something we don’t, or have an experience with any of these sites or services that you want to share, write in any time! Here are this month’s picks … [more]
Howdy, folks! Here at Disabled Travelers, we’re gearing up for the big summer travel season. As I mentioned in previous posts, it’s off to Berlin and many other destinations. But before I go, I’ve rustled up some handicapped travel resources to help you out during this often hectic time of year. A high volume of both able-bodied and handicapped travelers jet off to enjoy the summer months abroad, but that’s no reason that getting where you’re going can’t be enjoyable and easy for all. [more]
Thanks for tuning into the number one blog for handicapped travel and international access guides, Disabled Travelers. As we move into the second month since the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I just wanted to update everyone on travel conditions here in the region. As you may remember, I am a life-long resident of Florida and frequent traveler throughout the Gulf region, so this is a particularly important subject for me. Here are a few things to know about the situation. [more]
Hello again, everybody, and welcome back to our Disabled Travelers blog. You know, nothing beats a beautiful white sand beach for enjoying summer weather, but nature hasn’t provided much in the way of mobility impaired access on most coastlines. Luckily, the handicapped travel movement has inspired a wide range of specialized wheelchairs that can improve accessibility just about anywhere, including the beach. As part of our Summer Special series, we’ll look at some of the top brands on the coast. Surf’s up! [more]
Good morning, everybody! Welcome to June, and Disabled Travelers’ first news round-up of the new month. Yes, it’s time again to see what’s happening in the world of accessible travel. So relax and enjoy as I tap the newswire and deliver the latest handicapped travel and wheelchair lifestyle info from sources around the globe. And what’s on the dial today? Wheelchair accessible athletics seem to be on the rise, both in the U.S. and around the world! But that’s not all … so let’s get rolling! [more]