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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. [more]

Sunset over Quezon City, Philippines

Sunset over Quezon City, Philippines
Photo by: Gigi Simbre (Stock Exchange)

Welcome home to the Disabled Travelers blog!

Don’t know about you, but I myself have been on a few adventures lately, as you can read in my recent posts covering Chicago.

Now that I’m home here in sunny Central Florida, I think it’s a good time to catch up on all the latest and let you know what’s out there on the news wire.

Disabled travelers and their travel companions will want to join me as we trawl through August.

It’s the last month of the “really hot” season in Florida, so here’s some really hot information! [more]

Sears Tower, Chicago

Sears Tower, Chicago
Photo by: Joel Good (Stock Exchange)

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to Disabled Travelers!

As we speak, I’m ramping down from my trip, sorting out the cameras, and making sure everything is re-packed.

I’ll still be in transit for a while longer, so today’s accessible travel post will focus on some general lessons about travel this trip has really highlighted.

This might give you a new view on issues like air travel, disabled hotels, and a few other things disabled travelers and their travel companions are bound to encounter.

So, from me to you, here’s a packet of observations from O’Hare International Airport, Schaumburg, and Chicago. [more]

Panama City

Panama City
Photo by: Erubbey Cantoral (Stock exchange)

Here at Disabled Travelers, we’ve saved some of the best for last as we coast to the end of our Best Places to Retire series. Today we’re looking at Panama, another great place where a thriving expat community enjoys some delightful perks. As always, though, we have to ask the burning question: what can disabled travelers and their travel companions expect from our latest destination? Let’s find out … [more]

Russia is making way for disabled=

Russia is making way for disabled travelers in 2014!
Photo by: Gordana Mirkovic (Stock Exchange)

Hello and welcome one and all to the Disabled Travelers blog.

Our friends out there on the internet know the drill: once a month, we celebrate another set of blog adventures by providing you, the home viewer, with the latest news in accessible travel.

It’s a tradition we’ve had for a while and there’s always something new to report, whether it’s brand new disabled hotels or tips to help you and your travel companions on the next journey.

This month brings us from the desert to the tundra, so let’s get started! [more]

A beach paradise in Costa Rica

A beach paradise in Costa Rica
Photo by: Lucy Flower (Stock Exchange)

As summer rolls on, Disabled Travelers does likewise with our “Best Places to Retire Outside the U.S.” access guide inspired by a similar feature at CNBC. So far, we’ve been headed down the list and have visited Brazil and Argentina.

My impression? Good places to visit, and there are plenty of tour operators with disability-friendly services and itineraries who can help you do it. Best places to retire? Not so sure … but we’re big on optimism here at Disabled Travelers, and the adventure continues today.

Where next? Costa Rica — a tiny Central American republic and center of eco-tourism.


London could be the hot new place for accessible travel in 2012 ...

London could be the hot new place for accessible travel in 2012 ...
Photo by: cstoves (Stock Exchange)

Hello, hello, hello! It’s mid-May and that means it’s time for the news round-up!

Every month, I search high and low, far and wide for the absolute latest in news about disabled travel, barrier-free access, and everything that has to do with leading a full and fantastic life for disabled travelers (and their travel companions, naturally.)

There’s a lot going on this month, so let’s get to it.

Come aboard and follow me, it’s time for news! [more]

Berkeley, CA – home of the eLEGS

Berkeley, CA – home of the eLEGS
Photo by: Gabriel Doyle (Stock Exchange)

Good morning, everybody!

As I put the finishing touches on my Argentina access guide for next week, I just wanted to share an article from Time Magazine that means more good news for paraplegic travelers. Not so long ago, I posted about the ReWalk, a backpack-style hookup and prosthetic attachment that restores the ability to walk to some patients with lower body paralysis.

Now, there were some caveats about the ReWalk: at the time of that post, it was approved for institutional use only, and it was very, very expensive. Despite my hopes, I’ve not yet heard of any facility making a ReWalk available for travel purposes.

But then I found out about this … [more]

Time to hit the road again!

Time to hit the road again!
Photo by: Leonardo Tote (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to Disabled Travelers!

As promised, today’s visit will continue our brand new series for visually impaired travelers and their travel companions.

There are plenty of resources out there for travelers who have low or no vision; we got a good start last time around.

Now we’ll introduce tour operators, blogs, service providers and more who are all ready and waiting to help you make your next vacation a memorable one. [more]

This guide dog is ready to go. Are you?

This guide dog is ready to go. Are you?
Photo by: Stacey Bry (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all! Today marks another milestone in Disabled Travelers history, as it’s our first-ever blind travel edition. Since I first started writing around here, the Disabled Travelers blog has become one of the top results for “deaf travel,” and I’ve gotten lots of wonderful letters from folks from every walk of life – so I hope that I’ll be able to help out just as much with our friends out there who have visual impairments. There sure is a lot to cover, so look for a continuation pretty soon! [more]