Category: Travel blogs

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Meet Jake Briggs, Vlogger and Disability Advocate

We took a moment to have a great chat with Jake Briggs, Managing Director of Culture Connex and YouTube Vlogger and podcaster of the channel Keep Rolling with Jake Briggs. Jake has also recently been sponsored by us as a Permobil Ambassador. Read our full interview below! It’s great to have you as a Permobil…

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International Wheelchair Day and Accessibility

This week’s blog celebrates International Wheelchair Day and looks into the fundamental concept of accessibility and inclusion. March 1st 2008 was the first International Wheelchair Day, founded by Steve Wilkinson and has been celebrated on this date every year since. The day has recently gained more traction and provides an opportunity for wheelchair users, their…

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Travel – Essential AT for Two Different Locations

In 2019 I was fortunate enough to travel to two very different destinations, Portugal and Thailand. Despite the differences between the two destinations, there are a few pieces of assistive technology that helped me make the most of these two trips. To begin with, Portugal. Portugal has been on our list of places to go…

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The Accessible Sydney Pub Crawl – Sergei’s Picks

It’s the summer holiday season and, for many revellers, it’s the perfect chance to head out with good friends to bars, clubs and restaurants. Unfortunately for us wheelchair users, it can be a daunting experience making sure – or just hoping – that the venue is accessible and convenient to use. For those of us…

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Kangaroo island – a wheelchair user`s perspective

My wife (Charisse) and I have just returned from celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary at the Ecopia Retreat in Kangaroo Island. I have been a manual wheelchair user since a spinal cord injury in 1980, and love it when I find great accommodation so am really excited to write about Ecopia Retreat. The owners, Robert…

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Train Hopping and Tower Climbing!

I spent the next few days exploring neighbouring districts in Seoul, taking my time and absorbing the surroundings. That’s the best part about travelling solo. One of my biggest fears was experimenting with public transport overseas, knowing how difficult it could be in a wheelchair. Here in Australia we know the quirks of the system…

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An almost-accessible 700-year old palace

After spending one day figuring out how to get around the area I was staying in, including how or where to cross a road (harder than it seems!), I was finally about to take an all-day tour around Seoul. When looking at tours open to wheelchair travellers, it pays to ignore your flight agent and…

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Hit the ground spinning! Hotel hurdles and dazzling lights

It’s best to say what we all feel. There are few things less comfortable than flying long haul economy with a disability. The sooner it’s over the better. That being said, my experience was that flight attendants are super professional and work to make sure things go as smoothly as possible for you. I learned…

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