With increased security measures in place, it can be a challenge to secure a visa to travel overseas. Here’s how to tick all the boxes A fellow “wheelie” asked for advice about getting visas for Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) for him and his caregiver. After I gave him […]
From accessible transport in and around Cape Town to the beautiful view from the accessible room in the Aha Quayside Hotel in Simon’s Town, here are some tips for exploring the Mother City While on my many travels for work and pleasure, I visited Cape Town and needed to arrange […]
There are a few things to consider when planning an accessible holiday. With this basic checklist, you’ll be sure to have the trip of your dreams. With my daily work, I’m often contacted by people with disabilities asking for assistance with planning a holiday. Here is one of these requests […]
Karin Coetzee, occupational therapist and content creator for the travel website Disabled Travel, reviews stylish and accessible seaside accommodation. The View in Simon’s Town “Being wheelchair-dependent should not be a hindrance to holidaying.” This is the belief of the family who lets their lovely holiday house overlooking False Bay in […]
It is heart-breaking to see wheelchairs damaged by airlines, but the baggage handlers are not always to blame In February 2018 I wrote about what to do if your equipment is damaged while you’re travelling and what your rights are if you need to claim. Throughout the rest of the […]
If you are looking for a beautiful “just off the beaten path” place to holiday, then Brenton-On-Sea, a small seaside village in Knysna, is the secret that I’m sharing with you. Situated on the cliffs above the beach, this little hamlet consists mainly of private homes used as permanent and […]
From patisseries and historical monuments in Lisbon to accessible beaches in the Algarve, Portugal is a great accessible holiday destination My recent globe-trotting has taken me to Portugal, as some members of my family have a holiday home in the Algarve. One can fly from most European hubs directly to...
These accessible hotels, cottages and guest houses will help make your stay on the South African East Coast and in George a little more comfortable. During my travels over the past months I’ve come across some establishments that really try to be accessible, while others just are! Ari Seirlis also...
People with mobility impairments are often nervous when travelling with expensive mobility aids in case those aids get damaged. These tips should give you some peace of mind. Many people with mobility impairments are nervous to travel with expensive mobility aids as they worry about damage to these vital pieces […]
Before you can enjoy your accessible holiday, you need to pick the appropriate accommodation. Here are a few pointers to help you narrow down the options to ensure you have the best holiday. I am often contacted by readers asking for assistance with accessible travel, and the usual request is: […]