Our world is full of diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable experiences waiting to be explored. However, there seems to be a common misconception that disabilities hold you back from enjoying them. This belief couldn’t be further from the truth.
While it’s true that individuals with disabilities face unique challenges, these obstacles can be overcome with the right mindset, preparation, and support.
We are thrilled to kick off a series of website reviews dedicated to accessible travel. Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring online resources that empower travellers with disabilities to embark on unforgettable journeys.
We have sourced an exciting range of resources to prepare and support you. Selected resources include websites, blogs, podcasts. These have been reviewed by our team
Stay tuned for insightful reviews and valuable insights on how we can make travel more inclusive for all.
TODAY WE REVIEW:
Website: Spin The Globe
One woman. Four Wheels. No Limits
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, this Air Force veteran refused to let MS define her. She has also refused to let her wheelchair confine her. Sylvia has visited 57 countries, 48 of those as a wheelchair user and 34 of those by herself. Her mission is to share information about the accessibility of her destinations with fellow wheelchair users around the world and inspire them to explore the world around them.
She only writes about destinations she has personally visited. Checks out live music venues, and also modes of transport.
Travel commentary includes cruise ships
150 travel-related videos and created thousands of photographs highlighting the accessibility of destinations around the world, as well as representing wheelchair users everywhere.
Site’s unique features:
Provides authentic and personal information about a location’s wheelchair accessibility.
Includes 2 books ‘What happened to you ‘. ‘Everything you need to know about wheelchair accessible cruising‘.
Note: Sylvia experienced a tour of Australia In Style, anonymously’. You can read her commentary here
Her blog has won the Gold Award for Best Travel Blog from the North American Travel Journalists Association, and the Bronze Award for Best Travel Blog from the Society of American Travel Writers. Sylvia’s blog currently attracts roughly 25,000+ views every month.
Sylvia, an Air Force veteran diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, has defied her condition and her wheelchair by visiting 57 countries, 48 of them as a wheelchair user and 34 solo. Her blog, recognized with prestigious awards, offers invaluable firsthand information on wheelchair accessibility in various destinations, including cruise ships, supported by 150 travel-related videos and thousands of photographs. Sylvia’s mission is to inspire fellow wheelchair users to explore the world and experience it without limits, making her blog an essential resource for accessible travel.