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 to all our loyal Disabled Traveler readers!
Last time around, we hit the streets to look at the best access guides for Krakow. As planned, we’re forging ahead to the majestic city of Warsaw, capital of Poland, to continue our journey.
As a reminder, this series is a little precursor to a trip I myself am taking in June, and I’ll be revisiting it to provide first-hand perspectives after I get back to the States.
For today, it’s on to the “phoenix city” to enjoy the wonders of Poland!
Welcome back to Disabled Travelers, friends! In our ongoing whirlwind tour of handicapped accessible travel in Scandinavia and Central Europe, we’re following my trail to a new destination today: Poland. This country is known for its exceedingly historic old cities, many of which retain flavor from the Middle Ages and beyond. As we all know, accessibility can be rough in towns that have been standing thousands of years, but we’ll be bold and check out Krakow today, with Warsaw to follow in an upcoming visit. Krakow’s Old Town, in the city center, is so beloved that it’s actually a World Heritage Site: remarkably, it’s the only UNESCO site to encompass a city center. [more]
Good day to all! As planned, today’s Disabled Travelers blog will visit Stockholm in today’s post as part two of my upcoming European odyssey. The city of Stockholm is home to over 20% of Sweden’s population and is spread across 14 islands on a very wide area. Handicapped travelers might expect some trouble navigating under such conditions, but as the second-most-visited city in all of Scandinavia, Stockholm is a model of modern excellence for travelers of all kinds. [more]
Hello, everyone! Today is the first post in a series I’ll be doing with an eye toward my own upcoming trip, where I’ll be visiting London, Berlin, Stockholm, Krakow, and Dublin. Now, we’ve already covered London and Dublin in previous posts, of course (and they’re known to be two of my favorite destinations) but in the upcoming posts we’ll be looking at access guides and handicapped travel resources for the rest. Then, once I’m actually on my way, a second series of posts will highlight some of my journey. We begin in Berlin, a melting pot containing residents from over 200 nations. [more]
Welcome one and all to the Disabled Travelers blog. Today we’ll be hitting the trail and talking about wheelchair accessible national parks. From coast to coast, there’s about 200 million acres of national park land, including national forests, national recreation areas, and a variety of other sites. Recently, the National Park Service has led the charge to make these areas more accessible for handicapped travelers and ensure everyone can enjoy this pristine public land. Let’s go for a tour … [more]
Hello, everybody! Since I’m in the middle of planning my own trip to Poland and its surroundings, I thought I would tap the old mailbag to talk about wheelchair travel in Prague. Known as the “Mother of Cities” in its native Czech, this city is saturated in its long history. Now, granted, a lot of ancient cities leave something to be desired when it comes to handicapped travelers; but it’s my job to make sure you can know before you go, and besides, we’ve been pleasantly surprised before – now is one of those times! [more]
Howdy, all! Since wandering through the Pyrenees and discovering wheelchair accessible hotels in Andorra, I’ve decided to take up the challenge of working on some of the world’s smallest countries. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we now have the power to learn more about these destinations than ever before, so why not? Monaco is our next stop: Monaco. Found on the Mediterranean in southwest Europe, Monaco is influenced by neighbors France and Italy, and is known for Formula One racing and frequent visits by American and European “high rollers” to the “Las Vegas of Europe”, Monte Carlo. [more]
Hello, and thanks for joining us today at the Disabled Travelers blog. By now, Spring has sprung pretty much wherever you are, and I for one am thankful for it. In this visit, we’ll be exploring access guides and vital info for handicapped travelers in the wonderful city of Baltimore, Maryland. Only a short journey from Washington D.C., Baltimore is famous for its Inner Harbor area and also boasts a great array of museums, concert halls, and other cultural staples to choose from. It also has a lively seaside atmosphere that offers world-class marinas and aquariums. [more]
Hello, good day, and welcome back to Disabled Travelers! For a little break from traveling far and wide, we provide a quick access guide to one of the most iconic destinations in the United States: Washington D.C., home to the White House, the Capitol, and way too many monuments to count. Rain or shine, the capital is visited by millions of tourists from around the world every year, all year around. And as you’d imagine from the land of the free and the home of the Americans With Disabilities Act, many of the nation’s most precious landmarks offer mobility impaired access and other assistance for handicapped travelers. [more]