Cruising with a wheelchair – Venice to Katakolon

First stop on our cruise was Dubrovnik in Croatia. Unfortunately most of the shore excursions arranged by cruise lines do not include accessible transport. An exciting exception has been Alaska where Juneau, Ketchikan and Anchorage all had accessible coaches and we even went up to the Taku Glacier by helicopter from Juneau. The helicopter had a… Continue Reading Cruising with a wheelchair – Venice to Katakolon

Visit Edo Japan, in under one hour from Tokyo

Visit Edo Japan, in under one hour from Tokyo

When you think of ancient or medieval locations in Japan, I’m sure everyone thinks of Kyoto.  Some people who have done their research will maybe think of Nara or Kamakura. But did you know there is a small station called Kawagoe that will transport you back in time to the Edo Period?  And the best… Continue Reading Visit Edo Japan, in under one hour from Tokyo

Is Kyoto Tower Accessible?  Mostly!

Is Kyoto Tower Accessible?  Mostly!

In order to maintain the charm of the ancient capital, Kyoto has many rules about building height and appearance.  Even convenience stores have more subdued colors and blend in.  One of the building rules has to do with height and there are virtually no tall buildings… except one. Kyoto Tower as seen from Kyoto Station… Continue Reading Is Kyoto Tower Accessible?  Mostly!

Accessible Walks with Wheelchairs in BarrierFree Germany – Aaachen

Accessible Walks with Wheelchairs in BarrierFree Germany – Aaachen

Aachen Accessible Walks with Debbie North from The Outdoor Guide and featuring the TGA WHILL powerchair. Debbie’s  evening tour begins at the Elisenbrunner, where the warm sulphuric smelling water bubbles up. Debbie reports: ” Aachener Dom – the cathedral – is the most important landmark of this medieval city and is stunning. Between the cathedral… Continue Reading Accessible Walks with Wheelchairs in BarrierFree Germany – Aaachen