Category Archives: Travel

London in a Power Wheelchair

I recently had an amazing time in London despite traveling with an electric wheelchair AND having a few drama-filled incidents. I learned a few things and wanted to share them with people in chairs who might want to travel there. … Continue reading

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Road tripping with muscular dystrophy: My 2012 Trip Notes

I spent the last three weeks traveling with some extended family members – particularly an aunt, uncle, and my two cousins. We spend about 48 hours in my van driving to-and-from Florida, stopping at many hotels and places along the … Continue reading

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Wheelchair travel: The Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Waikiki

I spent a weekend at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort during my recent trip back to Hawaii. It was my first actual stay at the hotel despite having rolled around the property many times in the past. The resort is … Continue reading

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Wheelchair travel: The Wyndham Royal Gardens Hotel in Waikiki

I had an opportunity to stay at the Wyndham Royal Gardens Hotel in Waikiki for a week during my last trip to Hawaii in March 2012. Although I wasn’t expecting much, my stay turned out to be a very pleasant … Continue reading

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Wheelchair travel: The Aqua Lotus hotel in Waikiki

I was excited to stay on the quiet end of Waikiki that is actually called the “Gold Coast” near Diamond Head. There are a few hotels and some upscale condos that host vacation rentals in this quiet area that’s still … Continue reading

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What happens when you fly with a wheelchair?

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I fly with a wheelchair. I thought I’d summarize the process here and hopefully encourage some hesitant wheelchair users to travel! It makes me sad to hear how some … Continue reading

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The 10 things I want in an accessible hotel room

I love traveling. Seeing new things and experiencing adventures are extremely motivating to me. My brain seems to light up. Over the last several years I have had many adventures. Unfortunately I have had a few adventures in my own … Continue reading

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These should be in every airport

I wear suspenders now when I fly because there was a time once when I was being lifted from my plane seat onto the aisle chair and my pants got stuck on the armrest. The flight attendants sure got a … Continue reading

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My accessible travels: Christchurch, NZ

Yes, I am posting a lot about New Zealand when I talk about my travels. I circled New Zealand in 2009 on a cruise and stopped in several ports that are all worth mentioning individually. The next stop is Christchurch. … Continue reading

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My accessible travels: Dunedin, NZ

The first time I set foot (or wheels) in New Zealand, I expected to see beautiful hillsides filled with sheep. That’s exactly what I got when I arrived in Dunedin, NZ, a ridiculously picturesque small city on the South Island. … Continue reading

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