A serene garden waterfall

A serene garden waterfall
Photo by: Kris Barrow (Stock Exchange)

Hello and welcome back to Disabled Travelers!

You know, one of my favorite pastimes is reading magazines, a hobby I’ve had since I was very young.

Although there are magazines out there for virtually every lifestyle and interest, it seems to me you just don’t hear much about them anymore.

Well, as much as I love the Disabled Travelers blog, there are some other outstanding sources you can enjoy in print if you feel the same way I do about this lost art form.

I’m going to share some of this week.

Islands Magazine: Though not specific to disabled travelers, Islands has some nifty features in it that echo many of the topics we’ve covered on the blog recently. Some of the newest issues discuss the best islands out there to move or retire to, for example, and how to handle all the tricky aspects of getting where you want to be. There’s a lot of interesting features here for disabled travelers and their traveling companions who enjoy the island life, and the full-color photographs are amazing as you would imagine.

New Mobility: Available in both print and online editions, New Mobility bills itself as the magazine for active wheelchair users. The site lives up to that promise, and also provides some tantalizing news and views for disabled travelers that you might not expect at first. For example, accessible transportation: The Fight for Accessible Taxis in New York City. Plus, there are plenty of blogs you can enjoy on the site without a subscription. As far as disabled travelers are concerned, I might go as far as to call this the best travel magazine that doesn’t actually call itself one.

Emerging Horizons: An e-zine with the sensibilities of a magazine! You may be surprised to see this including on today’s list until you stop by and take a look at the splendid photography and well-written articles. Emerging Horizons was formerly a print venue, and it shows: it still has a lush, friendly, and accessible style. Editor Cindy Harrington also offers an accessible travel blog: Barrier Free Travels, again free to non-subscribers. It also has the benefit of having been around quite a while.

That’s a wrap for today’s Disabled Travelers blog, because your host is headed to Orlando to enjoy the Florida sun and review some of the hidden attractions beyond the land of the Mouse. Long-time viewers might remember that Orlando was among my first posts here at Disabled Travelers, but since things are constantly moving and shaking in the world of accessible tourism, I like to review every now and then – especially when it means an exciting trip! There might be a post or two on Orlando Revisited in the future.

I’ll be back next week with more news you can use for disabled travelers and travel companions alike. Remember that you can always get in touch with me at the “official” Disabled Travelers email address: disabledtravlers@gmail.com. Or just leave a message on this or any other post. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


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