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Telstra Tower in Canberra, Australia

Telstra Tower in Canberra, Australia
Photo by: Nafrea (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to Disabled Travelers!

We have been wandering around the Australian outback for a few posts now, and it is time to check out accessibility in some great cities.

Sydney may be the most famous, but the capital of Australia is actually Canberra, in the southeast corner of the continent.

Called the “Bush Capital” for its lush greenery and wide-open public spaces, it has some of the country’s oldest and most distinguished museums and art collections, plus all the historic government sites you would expect from a world capital. [more]

Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, FL

Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, FL
Photo by: Terry Eaton (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all!

On today’s Disabled Travelers, a set of new links for finding accessible hotels. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, let me say I’ve just gotten back from a whirlwind trip around Europe and I’m going to need a few days to decompress before we really hit the trail again.

For that reason, just going to share a few things quickly right now, while I take a little vacation from my vacation.

Photos need to be uploaded, packing unpacked, and handwritten notes for future blog posts interpreted! [more]

The palace of Versailles, former abode of the kings of France

The palace of Versailles, former abode of the kings of France
Photo by: Philip MacKenzie (Stock Exchange)

Bonjour! Paris is one of those rare places where one post simply wouldn’t do, and in building our Paris access guides, we’re on our way to a whopping five-part series. Today Disabled Travelers brings you some of the best hotels in Paris in our efforts to ‘get to know” one of the most enthralling historic and cultural cities anywhere in the world. [more]

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip
Photo by: Shawn Himmelberger (Stock Exchange)

Welcome, travelers!

Today, we take a little breather from our Paris access guides series “City of Lights” to see a lighted city of a very different kind: Las Vegas!

Granted, just about nobody is headed out to Vegas in the summer months, but it’ll be cooling down again before you know it: between November and February the average lows are in the 30s and 40s, with highs in the 60s.

Considering Las Vegas has some of the most famous hotels in the world, I was asked to find out just how many are truly accessible hotels … not to mention the casinos! So, here’s what I was able to turn up. [more]

Lazienski Palace, known as "The Palace on the Water", in Warsaw

Lazienski Palace, known as "The Palace on the Water", in Warsaw
Photo by: Robert Parzychowsk (Stock Exchange)

Howdy to all our loyal Disabled Traveler readers!

Last time around, we hit the streets to look at the best access guides for Krakow. As planned, we’re forging ahead to the majestic city of Warsaw, capital of Poland, to continue our journey.

As a reminder, this series is a little precursor to a trip I myself am taking in June, and I’ll be revisiting it to provide first-hand perspectives after I get back to the States.

For today, it’s on to the “phoenix city” to enjoy the wonders of Poland!


Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland
Photo by: rooter (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to Disabled Travelers, friends! In our ongoing whirlwind tour of handicapped accessible travel in Scandinavia and Central Europe, we’re following my trail to a new destination today: Poland. This country is known for its exceedingly historic old cities, many of which retain flavor from the Middle Ages and beyond. As we all know, accessibility can be rough in towns that have been standing thousands of years, but we’ll be bold and check out Krakow today, with Warsaw to follow in an upcoming visit. Krakow’s Old Town, in the city center, is so beloved that it’s actually a World Heritage Site: remarkably, it’s the only UNESCO site to encompass a city center. [more]

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden
Photo by: Svetlana Bykova (Stock Exchange)

Good day to all! As planned, today’s Disabled Travelers blog will visit Stockholm in today’s post as part two of my upcoming European odyssey. The city of Stockholm is home to over 20% of Sweden’s population and is spread across 14 islands on a very wide area. Handicapped travelers might expect some trouble navigating under such conditions, but as the second-most-visited city in all of Scandinavia, Stockholm is a model of modern excellence for travelers of all kinds. [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]

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]

Tempting hotel pool in Mazatlan, Mexico
Photo by Heather Sorenson (Stock Exchange)

Hello, all! Today on Disabled Travelers we’re taking a little break from our whirlwind tour of accessible Asia to share a little good news closer to the “home front.” Every once in a while I like to take a day off from my wanderings, put it in “park” and check up on items of general interest for handicapped travelers everywhere – and WOW, do I have some interesting news today, so check it out! [more]