Socorro, Brazil

The City of Socorro, Brazil – The Pride of the Disability Travel The word Socorro in Portuguese means Help. It is no coincidence for travelers with disabilities to find a whole city which is helpful to and welcomes them wholeheartedly! The city was given this name to honor the Patron Saint “Our Lady of “Perpétuo Socorro”. This city was […]


Accessible Travel in Russia Russia is a beautiful country with great cultural heritage and unrivaled historic monuments. However, the conditions for disabled travel to Russia are limited, transport not upgraded, most highlights inaccessible and customer service persons untrained. Until recent time there haven’t been any travel packages in the market customized for disabled travelers. When […]

Trekking through Wisconsin

Trekking through Wisconsin reprinted from Spina Bifida Association of WIsconsin, Inc bi-monthly newletter, SBWins By Debbie Fredrick, Outreach Coordinator for the Spina Bifida Association of WIsconsin, Inc Wisconsin is full of wonderful views, great summer days, hiking trails, campgrounds, cabins, and fishing and hunting opportunities. Many of these opportunities are also available to individuals with […]

Stonehenge, Salisbury & Bath, England: An Accessible Tour

Earlier we covered the inaugural of Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas, sailing out of Southampton England. We continue our tour with our private driver Harry Norman… After being “wowed” on our two-night inaugural sailing on Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Independence of the Seas, we continued to explore parts of England we had not […]

Saint Augustine Florida

Quick…what’s the oldest permanent European settlement in the U.S.? If you said Saint Augustine, Florida you are correct! First sighted by Ponce de Leon in 1513 (did he REALLY find the fabled Fountain of Youth?), Saint Augustine was founded by the Spanish in 1565, making it the oldest continuously occupied city in the continental United States. […]

Royal Caribbean’s Magnificent “Oasis of the Seas”

In November 2009, Barbara Jacobson and Christine Deming from Flying Wheels Travel were privileged to be invited on a 2 day inaugural sailing of the brand new mega cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas. Weighing in at 225,282 gross registered tons, this is by far the largest ship ever built for recreational cruising. The […]

“Opening Doors and Minds” – A SATH visit to Essex County, Canada

By Jani Nayar, SATH Executive Coordinator When SATH was invited to speak at the 4th Annual Accessibility Workshop – “Opening Doors and Minds” in Canada, I accepted the invitation to attend the event and give a presentation on the topic, tourism for people with disabilities. With bags and presentation in hand, I headed out on […]

New Zealands South Island A Wheelchair Users Guide

Our trip around the South Island of New Zealand begins and ends in Christchurch, the main international gateway. The South Island of New Zealand has often been described as rolling the best of the whole worlds scenery in one small accessible package. It is blessed with magnificent Alpine scenery from the Southern Alps, which form […]

Israel 4 All

Israel is a world-class destination for the sophisticated traveler. It offers cultural attractions on a par with Europe, the U.S. and Canada, luxury hotels, glamorous spas, and restaurants with an international flavor. All of this and more are found in an atmosphere that combines the very ancient with the ultra high-tech and the exotic with […]

Independence of the Seas in England

By Roberta Schwartz I recently had the pleasure of being invited on a two-night inaugural sailing on Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Independence of the Seas. After a long flight from Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick (via Philadelphia) we arrived ready to be “wowed” by what awaited us, and we were not disappointed. As most cruisers […]