I’ve always loved exploring the outdoors. Even as a young girl I would often go hill-walking with my family and loved running about playing outside with friends. As my condition progressed I eventually had to stop doing these things not because I didn’t enjoy them anymore, but because I could no longer physically do them. Gradually having to rely on my wheelchair more and more. [Read more…] about Explore The Beautiful Countryside With The All-Terrain Wheelchair
Last month we travelled to London to see the mighty Kings of Leon at BST Hyde Park festival as well as doing a few tourist things too. We didn’t particularly want to fly or drive so we looked into going by train instead. I had never experienced a train journey longer than 40 minutes so I was interested to see what it would be like travelling [Read more…] about Is travelling First Class on Virgin Trains Wheelchair Accessible
So imagine being told you can’t fly because you wear spectacles. This would be awful, not to mention downright ridiculous and discriminatory. Well, that isn’t far from what I experienced recently with Jet2, an airline known for its controversy surrounding disabled passengers. [Read more…] about Jet2 discriminatory actions towards disabled passengers
Are you planning a trip to Paris soon? Are you looking to do something a little different during your time in the City of Light? If so, you must take a ride on the coolest little blue train the city has to offer with Another Paris. There is no better way to see the streets of Paris. [Read more…] about Another Paris | The Wheelchair Accessible tourist train tour
I mentioned in my previous post that I’m not a regular public transport user. So it’s unusual for me to say that I’ve been on not just one but two forms of public transport in the same week. The first being a bus to take part in a demo for a new wheelchair securement system and the second being Edinburgh Trams. Both were great experiences as a wheelchair user. [Read more…] about Experiencing Edinburgh Trams for the first time as a wheelchair user
I’m a proud member of the Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers, which is a network of young disabled campaigners. One of our campaigns is to improve the accessibility of public transport. So it was exciting when they asked me to attend an open day with Lothian Buses in Edinburgh to see a demo of a brand new piece of equipment installed on one of their buses.
[Read more…] about Quantum transforms travel for wheelchair users on Lothian Buses
Honestly, there is nothing more freeing than hitting the road and escaping the daily mundane for a little bit. The excitement of throwing some things in an overnight bag and setting off on a road trip of adventure and freedom. [Read more…] about 5 Awesome Things To Love About Road Trips