I have some exciting news. Recently, I just bought my first house! The whole process is exciting and terrifying and comes with a lot more work and expenses than I imagined. It’s a really fun and creative process to have some remodeling done to a place that you get to call your very own. As … More Wheelchair down for the count? Totally broke? Work says no way? No childcare? Doctors would be REALLY mad? What to do when you have the travel itch and no way to scratch it.
Yah…I hate Venice I know, it feels completely blasphemous. Recently I was talking with a friend about some of my favorite places to travel and other places that I don’t feel the need to go back to again. Venice is quite near the top of that list. But how can it be? Standing in the … More I hate Venice
What do you call a map guide to Alcatraz? A con-tour map! Cheesy, I know, but it brings us right to the meat of this post. Alcatraz is arguably one of the most notorious prisons in the US. It sits on a tiny, rocky island in the middle of a freezing cold San Francisco Bay. … More Alcatraz is a breeze: Accessibly review
Recently I was on a trip exploring lovely San Francisco and had one of those head scratching, slightly panicked, “oh shit” moments. Something that many power wheelchair users dread happened. My wheels died! I was stranded! Now this wasn’t the first time this has happened, it happened in Rome – you can refresh yourself with … More How my SF adventure turned into a real “oh sh*t” moment
If you’ve ever had a similar experiences to me and experienced difficulty fitting your wheelchair/walker in a hotel room then come to find there isn’t enough room to get around, or got stuck on the toilet because it was too low, or found that there is no way in hell that you’ll be taking a … More How to: a simple guide to booking wheelchair accessible hotel rooms
Golf cart tour Rome is rather big, I read that most people walk 5-7 miles a day when they are visiting here, and that doesn’t surprise me. Save your feet, your arms, or your battery and hop aboard the 4 wheeled stallion. Golf cart tours combine the best features of a car driving tour and … More Rome: 5 Accessible Attractions Worth Exploring To Get The Most Out Of Your Time In The Eternal City
For the past week or so I found myself stumbling through the days in a perpetual mind fog. It feels like the world is going to hell in a handbasket. The Las Vegas shooting was beyond tragic and is one of those events that reminds us that there are terrible people in the world. Gun … More How Travel Can Give Us Perspective When All We Can See Is The Rolling Dumster Fire We Call Life
Traveling requires lots of planning and determining the destination is a big one. If you’re trying to plan around a disability or lower mobility – finding a destination that will be fun and not frustrating is definitely one of the top priorities. Guess what, you’re in luck! I’ve narrowed down the list of options and … More The 5 Most Accessible Cities in Western Europe
A few days ago I read this article in the New York Times and it has sort of been on my mind ever since. If you haven’t read it, I would encourage you to read it here (The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled) because I’m going to delve into some of my thoughts on it. … More Who Determines What a Worthy Life is?
Last week I was looking for a way to beat the heat. It’s pretty miserable in Seattle when it is hot because many homes and businesses do not have air-conditioning. With a record-breaking 55 days without rain-fall it certainly made for a particularly warm summer. Luckily in this area there are so many outdoor activities … More A Visit to Northwest Trek