Hi I’m Claire, I’m from Hobart, Tasmania and , like you, am an avid traveller who also happens to use an electric wheelchair. I work for Discovery Holidays as a Accessible Itinerary Researcher and I do a lot of the holiday planning that I hope many of you have enjoyed.
I also like to blog about my travel stories, give advice and am here to share some of my useful travel and holidaying tips.
Travelling with a wheelchair is obviously more challenging, however you shouldn’t let your wheelchair, or your mobility stop you from travelling and seeing the big wide world; just as you don’t let it stop you from living your best life in your own environment. Travelling can seem daunting and overwhelming but the experiences and the memories you’ll have, far outweigh the fear of actually getting out there.
Listenable has been great for me personally. As someone who works in the disability industry, I’m always keen to learn more about other disabilities.
The podcast is hosted by Dylan and his able-bodied buddy Angus O’Loughlin, who both speak with amazing Aussies who have different disabilities and their experiences living with it.
I recently watched Crip-Camp a documentary on Netflix, and it became so much more inspirational to me than I ever thought possible. If you have access to Netflix, I highly recommend watching it, if you haven’t already.
The documentary explores the world of a disability camp in the United States in 1971. People with all types of disabilities would attend this camp every summer, as they weren’t able to attend the able-bodied camps around the country at that time.
If you’re thinking of going to London and you or your travel companion is in a wheelchair then I highly recommend visiting London. I found London to be very wheelchair friendly, with all the places I visited, accommodating to wheelchairs and the disabled amazingly.