Traveling has changed immensely for many people who have disabilities. In the past five years, more and more resources have become available to help you navigate your adventures. Since the tourism industry has not followed suit to reach out to travelers’ who have disabilities, there are wheelchair travel bloggers who write about their experiences in countries around the world. These wheelchair travelers have a giant following; over thousands of people have read about the experiences of Cory Lee and John Morris.
Disabled travelers can check out Curb Free with Cory Lee, and follow him and his adventures throughout the world. When Cory was two years old, he was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (type 2). He says that when he was four, he started to operate his first power wheelchair and took his first trip to Walt Disney World. Since then, he has traveled the world and helps others find wheelchair-friendly destinations through his experiences.
On Cory Lee’s site, you can find tips on planning a travel trip and accessibility options of many locations. He also offers helpful tips on where people might find disabled travel agents. You’ll also find helpful advice on finding wheelchair-accessible hotels, resorts, transportation and so much more. From the Grand Canyon to Africa, you can discover the world with the help of Curb Free with Cory Lee.
John Morris is also a wheelchair user and has an extensive blog called Wheelchair Travel, that describes his trips around the globe. John has taken his iLevel® Power Chair to many places. He even used iLevel to help him transfer to ride a camel! John has many resources, from air travel to accessible hotel rooms. With a wide variety of travel destinations, you’ll find advice on visiting more than 2,000 recreation sites in federal parks. Top tip from John: he reminds you that you can use the Access Pass and visit these amazing treasures for free if you are disabled. John is a world-renowned disabled traveler and blogger and there is so much more you can find on his site.
About Madonna Long: Madonna works as a disability advocate to educate policymakers and congressional leaders on disability issues. She is a mother to four children and lives life on her terms, despite a spinal cord injury. Click here to learn more about Madonna.