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The Reichstag building in Berlin

The Reichstag building in Berlin
Photo by: Matthias Choules (Stock Exchange)

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]

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Photo by: Martyn E. Jones (Stock Exchange)

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]

Prague in the early evening

Prague in the early evening
Photo by: Michael Mogmil (Stock Exchange)

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]

A harbor in Monaco

A harbor in Monaco
Photo by: getye1 (Stock Exchange)

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]

Snow-capped Andorran peaks

Snow-capped Andorran peaks
Photo by: hawkeye197 (Stock Exchange)

Good morning, folks! A little while ago when we did access guides for the Spanish and French Pyrenees I promised a post on accessible travel in the Principality of Andorra, but I honestly didn’t know if it would work out. After all, it’s a beautiful country, but there’s not a whole lot of it! But in such a small area, with only about 80,000 people (about nine times less than New York City!) I discovered two things I hadn’t counted on: remarkable diversity (local languages include Catalan, Spanish, French, and Portuguese) and a formidable number of accessible hotels. Let’s check it out! [more]

Charles Street Church in Baltimore, Maryland

Charles Street Church in Baltimore, MarylandPhoto by: Jacqueline Munoz (Stock Exxchange)

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]

The White House

The White House
Photo by: Angela Franklin (Stock Exchange)

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]

Mountain Lake

A mountain lake in the French Pyrenees
Photo by: Carine de Maijer (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to Disabled Travelers!

You know, every once in a while someone will give me an idea for a post that I literally never would have come up with on my own. Today is one of those days, as we venture through the Pyrenees, the mountain range that makes up the border between France and Spain.

These mountains have shaped the history of both their countries for thousands of years, but tourists worldwide are just now starting to re-discover the beauty of the Pyrenees and their surroundings – and with our Pyrenees access guide, we’ll be in on the secret too. [more]

Early Morning Tahoe

Lake Tahoe on a beautiful December morning
Photo by: Daniel West (Stock Exchange)

Morning, everybody! Today’s dip into the mailbag brings us to Lake Tahoe, one of the largest freshwater lakes in North America, and the largest high-altitude “alpine” lake. Bordering the states of California and Nevada, it is a popular destination for water sports, winter sports, and of course, gambling. The Tahoe area is home to a number of great wheelchair accessible hotels and resorts as well as several tour operators and event planners who can help visitors get the most from this natural treasure. [more]

Taipei 101 on a foggy day

Taipei 101 looming in fog
Photo by: Steven Cheung (Stock Exchange)

Hello, folks! After our visit to Florida, I’m back on the trail of the best for handicapped travelers in Asia. From afar, Asia can really look like the “last frontier” in disability-friendly tourism, but we’ve found a lot of good in this fascinating part of the world, and I’m not quite done yet!

Our trip today covers Taiwan, the little island east of China.

The last stronghold of the Chinese Nationalist government during the Communist takeover of the 1940s, this little place is, now and again, one of the most contentious issues in international politics. Depending on who you ask, it’s a province or a nation … either way, it’s our next stop! [more]