Accessible Travel

Abilities Expo Ambassador Vanessa Harris Launches Accessible Chicago Docu-Series

February 15, 2024

This groundbreaking docu-series from Strategy for Access not only features Chicago's most accessible attractions, it encourages other destinations to follow suit.

Navigating the Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Disabilities

November 29, 2023

Though the open road has its accessibility challenges, could life as a digital nomad actually offer greater freedom and well-being for the disability community?

Hit the Road for Your Next Accessible Travel Adventure

August 15, 2023

If you think of airline travel as an accessibility blackhole, why not pivot your travel plans towards the freedom of the open road and the Great Outdoors?

5 Tips for Flying Domestically with a Manual Wheelchair

July 18, 2023

After a long hiatus from air travel during COVID, frequent flyer Kellisa Kain and her dad, Chris, are back with some pro tips for other wheelchair travelers.

Paralympian and Avid Traveler Andrew Kurka Embraces Adventure and Accessibility

May 17, 2023

Andrew believes that adventure lies in travel, not in worrying about hotel accessibility. accessibleGO, a hotel booking site for people with disabilities, agrees.

Tips and Tricks to Disability Travel

December 20, 2022

Your disability does not mean the thrill of travelling is out of your reach! The key to satisfying your wanderlust is due diligence to ensure real access.

My Life as an Autistic Solo Traveler

October 27, 2022

In pursuing his own passion to explore our fascinating planet, Alex Stratikis discovered a serious lack of information for people like him. Now, his blog offers advice and encouragement for other autistic adults to embark on their own adventures.

Travel is Now More Accessible with the Winnebago Roam

September 8, 2022

Tune in for the adventures of one wheelchair user and her family as they not only road trip to the Grand Canyon, but also to favorite local spots in the Winnebago Roam.

Harness the Healing Power of Nature

June 1, 2021

Accessible travel expert Ashley Lyn Olson has traversed exotic locales around the globe, but her true fuel is immersing herself in the natural beauty of the U.S. National Parks. Her challenge: Even if you can't travel far, access nature close by to breathe the fresh air and feed your hungry soul.

EP Magazine: A Trusted Resource for Families with Disabilities Celebrates 50 Years

August 8, 2020

Regardless of the circumstances that has led an individual to experience disordered eating, there is a way forward to a healthy relationship with food. If you or a loved one can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, read on.

Planning Accessible Holiday Activities During Coronavirus

November 5, 2020

Thanks to the coronavirus—that guest that just won't leave (take a hint, Rona!)—your holidays may look a bit different than in years past. But with technology, your creative mind and these suggestions, the season can be just as special!

Go Outside and Play: Accessible Activities from a Social Distance

July 27, 2020

The Great COVID-inspired Cabin Fever of 2020 is no joke. The cure? Socially distant fresh air. Here are a few fun, accessible activities to enjoy outside.

How to Shop your Closet during a Pandemic

June 1, 2020

Just because you're not going anywhere doesn't mean you can't look good! Don't overlook the wonders of your own wardrobe in selecting your Coronavirus Couture.

Lourdes Mack Joins Cast of 'Disney Family Singalong'

April 17, 2020

She's an actor, an athlete, a musician and, as the world saw last week on Disney's hit TV special, she's a talented wheelchair dancer. Meet the irrepressible Lourdes Mack.

Stuff to do When Cooped Up with COVID

April 8, 2020

The world was rocked this week with the sad news of the passing Paralympian and Guinness record holder Angela Madsen. She died halfway through her solo ocean row from California to Hawaii.

Going Places with Donna On The Go

February 15, 2020

If you haven’t been watching the web series about the funny exploits of Donna Russo, grab some popcorn and get ready to binge. Donna’s tongue-in-cheek approach to her daily challenges has captured a worldwide audience.

Dating with a Disability: Yes, it’s possible!

January 23, 2020

Dating can be a risky proposition regardless of the boxes you are checking. Girls Chronically Rock’s Keisha Greaves takes a no-holds-barred look at her hopes, anxieties, challenges and blessings as she throws her hat in the dating ring.

Resources Abound When You Get Connected with Your SCI Community

January 2, 2020

Whether you are newly injured, or a veteran member of the disability community, organizations like Triumph Foundation and Spinal Network are determined to help you succeed through social opportunities, employment resources and even equipment grants.

Deck the Halls with the Rollettes Holiday Giveaway Contest!

December 6, 2019

If you aren’t feeling the holiday cheer, you will when you see what the Rollettes have in store for you for the season! It’s how they roll!

Just Like its Stars, ‘Take A Look At This Heart’ Overcomes Challenges

December 3, 2019

This groundbreaking film will not be silenced! Follow the documentary’s own rough road through thieving distributors to its final successful rerelease, empowering the disability community with its message of resilience and unconditional love.

Get Winter-Ready with Tips from Cold-Weather Expert Chris Collin

November 19, 2019

‘Tis the season to enjoy the nature’s snow-covered beauty and the fun of winter adaptive sports, but only if you are prepared! Read on for important advice from sit-skier Chris Collin.

Pics Are In. It Happened!

November 6, 2019

From the ski slopes to sandy beaches, wheelers nationwide know no bounds and have chronicled their exploits for the Wheels Up! photo contest. Here are the winning shots.

Nation’s First Integrated Dance Company Needs Dancers with Disabilities

September 25, 2019

What if you could pursue your passion for dance, see the world and get paid? The Dancing Wheels Company is seeking a talented wheelchair dancer to do just that!

Adaptive Fashion is the New Couture

September 19, 2019

It’s like a collective lightbulb went off and more and more brands have shifted their focus to creating fashion options for people with disabilities. Girls Chronically Rock’s Keisha Greaves weighs in.

Boston Marathon Survivor to Sign Bestseller at Abilities Expo

September 10, 2019

Sixteen lost limbs after that infamous day. Two will join us at the Boston Expo to share their stories of how they moved forward and are having the time of their lives.

Attention Shutterbugs: Enter your Pics in the Wheels UP! 2019 Photo Contest

August 11, 2019

Do you have a favorite photo of yourself living your adventures? It's time to share it with the world!

Find your Passion and Center in Accessible Yoga

July 10, 2019

The essence of yoga is not a perfect downward facing dog, or any other pose. What makes yoga so powerful is that it is the calming of the movement of the mind then, with the help of props and adaptations, whatever movement the yogi is capable of can follow.

Forecast Hopeful for Romance with a Disability in a 'Chance for Rain'

May 7, 2019

Author Tricia Downing speaks from experience through her heroine as she tackles life and love post spinal cord injury in this highly recommended novel.

Universal Design in the Office Makes Business Sense

March 12, 2019

Is your office space enabling your current and future employees of all abilities to be successful, thereby making your business more competitive? Review these helpful tips to make your company more accessible.

Easter Seals' No Barriers Attitude Forges a More Accessible Canada

March 1, 2019

Determined to create a more inclusive society, Easter Seals programs run summer camps, provide financial support, help wheelchair users rappell down skyscrapers and more.

Pack Your Bags! Next Stop: Accessible Spring Break

February 26, 2019

Racking your brain for an accessible destination worthy of your vacation time? Have we got some options for you!

Donna On The Go Submitted For 8 Emmy Nominations

February 8, 2019

This Emmy-considered web series about the adventures of Donna Russo examines the real, daily challenges of people with disabilities through a comedic lens.

Meet the Startup that is Making the Great Outdoors Accessible for All

January 28, 2019

Buckle up for the story of how a whirlwind trip became Wheel the World, a community that is changing how people with disabilities travel.