Everyone loves to travel, meet new people and try new things. These bloggers are embracing their disabilities and not letting anything stop them from seeing the world.
The people among this list are extremely inspirational and each offer their own unique story and advice. Whether you can relate to the challenges they face or not, what they have to share is undeniably interesting and provides a different perspective of travel.
Martyn Sibley is an “adventurer at heart”. The fact that he has Spinal Muscular Atrophy doesn’t stop him from travelling the world. His blog covers many different sections of his life, but in particular he has written several posts about his trips, ranging from road trips around Europe to flying to Tokyo, Japan. He also writes about accessible destinations for wheelchair users and his experiences with travelling.
Based in Sydney, Julie and her family are passionate about travelling, and she sets out to help as many people as possible with her blog, offering different perspectives, tips and advice on travelling with a wheelchair user. Her son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a very young age, and so the information she has to give on all aspects of travelling with someone with a disability is invaluable.
25 year old Cory Lee is slowly fulfilling his dream of visiting every continent. His optimistic mind set is very admirable and the content on his blog is exciting, whether you are a wheelchair user like him or not. The blog provides travel tips for accessibility, accounts of his worldwide adventures as well as a very exciting bucket list!
Typing with just her left thumb, Glenda Watson Hyatt openly writes about her life living with Cerebral Palsy, the work she does as a spokesperson, and her spontaneous travels. She’s a great inspiration for anyone with similar struggles, and shows that despite her condition, she can do anything anyone else can. You can also check out her auto-biography ‘I’ll do it myself: the book’.
This blog is a great insight into taking a trip with a wheelchair. It is run by travel enthusiast Jeri, and her daughter Carrieanna (who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her early twenties) is a big part of it. Jeri writes about their experiences, as well as giving advice to people seeking information on travelling with physical challenges.
James left behind his career as a BAFTA winning TV producer in London to go backpacking around the world with his girlfriend. During his 15 months of travelling, he updated his blog regularly from the several different countries he visited, including all the problems he faced before and during his journey with a wheelchair. The experiences he shares would make anyone envious!
Jay contracted Poliomyelitis before her first birthday whilst living in Nigeria, at 5 years old she moved to London. Now she regularly travels around the UK and the rest of the world. Her blog is extremely relatable for anyone facing the same challenges as she does, and her outlook on life is so positive and comical it would inspire anyone to go travelling.
Amy also known as ‘hot wheels’ updates her readers on all of her experiences and funny stories that she collects whilst travelling the globe. One of her main goals being to visit as many places possible, and along her way, give guides and advice for other wheelchair users and people with disabilities. If you enjoy reading peoples amusing travel stories, or you’re looking for honest reviews on a destination’s accessibility, then this blog is for you!
‘Bridget and Rob, Britain’s most unlikely travel bloggers…’ This couple break all barriers put in front of them and take everything in their stride travelling around the UK. Rob provides crucial content that people look at when deciding where to go holidaying, giving trusty accounts of accessible destinations. This is definitely a must read if you’re looking for somewhere to go that is manageable with a wheelchair.
Ed’s blog contains all you would want to know about travelling. With him being found as deaf at the age of 5, he gives a unique perspective on what it’s like to be deaf and away from home. He expresses the troubles he has faced since deciding to independently travel the world, as well as writing about his experiences with different types of holidays and reviews on his destinations.
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