Paddle Barbados is the one-stop-shop for everything surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking in Barbados. Owners Jason and Sarah Cole are committed to offering their lessons and tours to all, and very proud of their company’s accessibility for people with disabilities. Their inclusionary approach extends to their variety of rental equipment, which includes an accessible water chair. Located at the Barbados Cruising Club. Bridgetown.
As the chill in the air envelops us, we dream of warm destinations where we can relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun. I think back to my travels to Barbados. My first visit to the magical island was remarkable, as I felt like a princess! The people were so warm and welcoming! I remember having a cooking demonstration with a local woman who wanted me to see how she made curry! The best part of Barbados is the people… continuously smiling!
The Open Doors Organization (ODO) is happy to report that as more American adults with disabilities than ever take to the skies, far fewer encounter major obstacles at airports and with airlines. Their current spending on air travel alone is nearly $9 billion annually.
Brightly coloured ramps are popping up all over Toronto and throughout the province of Ontario. Stop Gap Ramps is the brainchild of Luke Anderson, a wheelchair user since becoming a quadriplegic at the age of twenty-four. Anderson says his frustration “boiled over” after realizing that lack of accessibility is a “pandemic issue” in not only the city of Toronto, but across the country.
The Gold Coast is famous for fun and it's one of the most beautiful places in all of Australia. Discover what accessible attractions and beach options exists when you visit along with some local tips. Visit wheelchairtraveling.com for the full review.
The world is becoming more wheelchair accessible, unfortunately it’s just taking some destinations longer than others. Cory Lee has compiled a list of cities that are tough to navigate with a disability. Making the list - Venice (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Bruges (Belgium) and Moscow (Russie).
From classic sweets to the most sophisticated city author creations, this tour goes through the streets of Barcelona for its sweet participants to enjoy the city specialities while getting to know the city. The chocolate will receive special attention. Barcelona was one of the main gateways of cocoa from America and is currently one of the world capitals of chocolate. Schedule your tour with Barcelona Zero Limits.
Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users.
While traveling can be exciting and a lot of of fun, it’s not always the smoothest process. Add a wheelchair into the mix and you’re sure to have at least an occasional challenge or two. However, with a little preparation and some experience it becomes easier, and hey, you can even enjoy a few perks. Here are some tips for wheelchair-users traveling independently on airplanes.
Quick update from the Riviera Maya... Besides the classics of Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xcaret theme park and Xel-Ha aquatic park, Project Mayan Encounter has just designed two more daytrips that can be explored by wheelchair or scooter:
At 16 years old, I was a thrill-seeking teenager who thought that jumping out of an airplane would fulfill my lust for adventure. As fate would have it, my first jump proved to be my last as two malfunctioning parachutes had me plummet 3,000 feet, leaving quite a dent in a farmer’s field, not to mention what it did to the rest of me.