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My accessible travels: Lanai, Hawaii

The island of Lanai is small, sparsely populated, and fantastic. I had the opportunity to go there seven years ago with a friend who had never been there before either. Fortunately, she was the kind of person who enjoyed (or … Continue reading

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My accessible travels: The “sounds” of NZ

I thought it might be cool to post some quick blurbs about places I’ve managed to go despite my wheelchair and muscular dystrophy. The first place I thought would make sense to mention, is the place you see in the … Continue reading

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Reduce stress about your mobility issues

Do you ever get stressed out about venturing to a new place because of access uncertainties? Although I have traveled and done a lot of new things, I still get a baseline level of stress whenever I am going somewhere … Continue reading

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Disabled people live everywhere

I was daydreaming about going to Europe and caught myself hesitating. A slight fear crept in that was rooted in the phrase, “How will I get around?” I hate it when those sorts of fears creep in but I love … Continue reading

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When my legs get checked as baggage

It’s funny how people are so attached to their carry-on bags when they get onto a plane. If they are threatened with, “If that doesn’t fit, then we’re going to have to check it!” they will squeeze and smash their … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas: My stay at the Excalibur

It has been a week of travel as I migrated to Wisconsin for the summer. I stopped in Las Vegas on the way up and stayed at the Excalibur for the whopping rate of $25.60 a night if you don’t … Continue reading

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Flying American Airlines with a wheelchair

Recently, I flew from Honolulu to Milwaukee via Chicago on American Airlines and had a great experience. Even though I had purchased a ticket at 10AM for a flight at 4PM the same day, the passenger services department gave me … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Accessible Waikiki

I have a love/hate relationship with Waikiki. There are some nice beaches and places to roll, but then there are some inconveniences that can make you crazy if you use a wheelchair. Keep in mind, I’m speaking as a power … Continue reading

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The friend that pushed me around Australia

I went to Australia with a good friend of mine from high school about the time I was struggling to walk safely outdoors but not using a wheelchair full time. I borrowed a manual wheelchair from a local vendor and … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Advantage: Airline Upgrades

I fly by myself quite frequently and have been upgraded to first class many times — always without asking. I doubt I would have received any of these upgrades if I hadn’t been in a wheelchair. I also think had … Continue reading

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