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Dave Sykes: From England to the North Pole

Dave Sykes: From England to the North Pole

On March 22, Dave Sykes, 46, lifted off in his microlight aircraft from Rufforth Airfield near York, England, with the goal of being the first paraplegic to fly to the North Pole — a 5,000 mile flight. Sykes is doing the entire trip solo with no ground support. His wheelchair and survival gear are packed […]

The Tao of Mowing

The Tao of Mowing

I spent Sunday afternoon engaged in my most coveted chore: mowing my back yard, a small field wrapped around granite boulders, with my riding tractor mower. The trees, flowers, grass and weeds in my yard are in the midst of a springtime revival, sudden and exponential growth, and the grass was taking over my yard. […]

Why You Should be Playing Second Life

Why You Should be Playing Second Life

Years ago I wrote a blog post that didn’t put Second Life — the free online game that lets you create your own avatar and visit various multiple worlds — in the best of light. Well for all of you that got upset about the post, I am now officially retracting that post. My previous […]

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

Many national parks have wonderfully accessible features, but you wouldn’t know it from researching the parks online. To solve this problem, wheelchairtraveling.com is launching its Access to Parks Project, which kicks off in May with a two-week trek to document accessibility features of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and […]

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

Para Kristi Hreuzewicz followed her sailing dream to a surprising life beyond her expectations.

7 Valentine's Day Date Suggestions

7 Valentine’s Day Date Suggestions

With love in the air and Valentine’s Day near, you might need some inspiration to choose wheelchair-friendly activities. Check out my suggestions below: 1. Cooking Together to Stay Together Cooking together is one of those simple activities you can’t go wrong with. Plus you get a prize at the end — a tasty meal. Have […]

Journey to the End of the World

Journey to the End of the World

Quad Seth McBride and his wife, Kelly, soldier on and complete their 6,500-mile handcycling adventure to reach the southernmost city in the world.

Kary Wright

Outdoor Tracks: Florida Boat Tour

An accessible pontoon boat provides an intimate view of river wildlife. Just don’t touch the baby alligators.

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

Journey to the End of the World

Journey to the End of the World

Seth McBride, a quad, and his wife embark on an epic handcycling adventure.