• An island adventure – The Solomon Islands

    About my handicap I travel in a foldable active wheelchair, which I cannot manoeuvre myself. At night, I need an electronic respirator to relieve my lungs. This means that I need access to electricity throughout the night. Furthermore, I need to take several medications daily. Therefore, in the countries that I travel in, it is important that there

  • Handicapped Diving on the Solomon Islands at Gizo

  • Interview with Jocelyn, founder of accesstrip.org

    Jocelyn, in a wheelchair since a serious accident in 2001, is at the founder of accesstrip.org. He calls himself a “globeroller” and wants to create an online tool that would help people with reduced mobility with their travels. The main purpose of the website is to share travel information all around the world and facilitate the exchange

  • A Tour with the wheelchair through Cambodia

    by Tobias and Verena Streitferdt Duration: 14 days Suggested route: Siem Riep (4 Tage), Battambang (3 Tage), Phnom Phen (7 Tage), Kratie (1 Tage), Ratanakiri (4 Tage) Tour operator on the ground: Cambodian Travel Partners (but you can also organise it yourself) Cambodia is located between Thailand and Vietnam in South East Asia. A civilwar

  • Susie Twydell shares with us her passion for travelling the world

    Susie Twydell, resident in London, UK has been passionate about travelling way before she was bound to a wheelchair by Multiple Sklerosis in 2012. However, she was shocked by the lack of information available for people with disability in regards to travel. That is why she founded Wheelchair World – a non-for profit website that

  • Interview with Martin Heng, Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager

    Martin Heng shares with wheelchairtraveller.org his passion for visiting countries and regions off the beaten track. Resident in Melbourne, Australia and working for the iconic guidebook publisher Lonely Planet Martin always has been lobbying for services for people with disabilities. He has founded a Blog and a Pinterest account in 2013 to raise awareness on the

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Run – Week 1 training: 3 x 7 km, one speed training and 12 km run

Donate here for Verena’s challenge What a running week….. whilst travelling it is always a  bit of a challenge to keep up your training…..so my trip to Jakarta this week, even though it was FANTASTIC to be back, also saw some challenges to get my running done…. The week started off with a great run …

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Run for Wheelchairtraveller.org

Donate here for Verena’s challenge 10.000 Euro to relaunch our website! A stark number for a small NGO like wheelchairtraveller.org. However, since we are back from our around the world trip, endless discussion resulted in the fact that we have to make our website more user friendly, so that more people will be inclined to …

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Consultancy for hotels and tour operators

Here you can see how we support hotels and tour operators to make their accommodation and services wheelchair accessible. Where we saw the need for action during our trip we offered free, oral and written advice. We created a so-called Accessibility Report, in which we evaluated the locations with a short checklist and then made …

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Cambodia with a wheelchair – a résumé

Cambodia: Same, same but different We travelled in this beautiful country, which lies between Thailand and Vietnam, over a five-week period. Before our visit, I was very concerned that Cambodia might pose a great challenge for me as a wheelchair user. However, the journeys between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kratje and Ratanakiri were no …

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Malaysia with a wheelchair – a résumé

How wheelchair accessible is Malaysia? Malaysia, truly Asia, is definitely worth a visit, also or especially if you are in a wheelchair. The below report solely results of our experiences travelling in Malaysia in 2009 (Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu – Sabah – Danum Valley – Sipadan Island) and again in 2013 (Kota Kinabalu – …

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International Wheelchairday 2014 in Senegal

Wheelchair Traveller funded a public event to commemorate the International Wheelchair Day on the 1st of March 2014 in Dakar, Senegal! This day intends to: Celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair has had in the lives of wheelchair users. To celebrate the great work of the many millions of people who provide wheelchairs, who provide …

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