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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]

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]

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]

Sea and Sky in Miami

Sea meets sky in Miami
Photo by: Roberto Valdes (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all! After zooming in on Disney access guides and making our way out to Greater Orlando, I decided to “finish the job” and swing through another much-beloved tourist destination: Miami! This is one of the most energetic places in the U.S., with vibrant cultural influences from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and more. As one of the more progressive cities in the U.S., it’s also very much in tune with the needs of handicapped travelers and a variety of other visitors. It’s a fast-paced place, but we can take it at our own pace here on Disabled Travelers. Let’s do it … [more]

A summer sunrise in Orlando

A summer sunrise in Orlando
Photo by: Gavin Spencer (Stock Exchange)

Hello, everyone! Today on Disabled Travelers we’ll be doing a follow-up on our last visit, when we talked about wheelchair accessible features at Disney World. Since there are a lot of attractions in the Orlando area, many of which are suited to guests of different abilities, I thought it might be a good idea to tell you a little bit more. So, we’ll be covering accessible hotels, airlines, and attractions other than the “Big D” today. If you couldn’t join us last time, don’t forget to check out my previous post for Disney World access guides! [more]

Cinderella’s Castle … no trick photography needed

Cinderella’s Castle … no trick photography needed.
Photo by Peter Togel (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all! Welcome back to Disabled Travelers. As I rev up to continue our pan-Asian access guides, I thought I’d take a brief detour here to dip into the mailbag and see what comes up. Today, I’m going to cover disability access at Disney World in Florida, plus the sights you can see around it. We might just do a mini-excursion to all the Disney properties in the future, but this is the one most folks have been waiting to see. [more]