It’s been an incredibly busy week, for me and for everyone who works on Travel Without Limits – Australia’s first (and only!) disability-specific travel magazine. We do this twice a year, gathering stories from people with lived experience of disability, assembling them into a magazine, sourcing images, fact checking, proof reading, proof reading again… If you’re wondering what really goes into putting together a magazine, I’ve talked about it here.
We’ve finally sent off the finished product to the printers, and now we eagerly await a delivery from the mailman. There’s nothing like the feeling of pulling out a copy of a magazine, six months in the making, filled with stories and photos of people who are actually part of our community.
While we’re waiting, I thought I’d share with you an exclusive sneak peek at what’s coming. We’ve covered so much new ground in this forthcoming issue, I just can’t wait to share it!
It’s easy to get your hands on a copy to check it out for yourself! You can subscribe here, or purchase an electronic copy on Amazon (US) or Amazon (AU).
Chill Out In Colorado
While summer is a spectacular time to visit Colorado, winter is the time to go for anyone who loves snow. With soaring mountain ranges – 58 peaks reach over 14,000 feet (4267m) – Colorado is an adventurer’s dream destination. In winter, the ways to get out and about are endless: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fat biking, Nordic skiing, and riding snowmobiles. All of these adventures are available at some of the best resorts in the world, and we tell you about the adaptive options available to people of all abilities.
Speaking of adaptive winter sports… The rush of skiing – one of the fastest non-motorised sports – is available and totally adaptive for those up for the challenge. Amy Rupa tells us all about her trip to Perisher and what she thought of using a sit-ski for the very first time.
When In Rome
The Eternal City is one of the most-visited destinations in Europe. We found that although the ancient city has some access challenges, there’s plenty of reasons to put Rome on your Italian itinerary. Cobblestones can certainly prove a challenge for wheelchair users visiting Rome, but you don’t need to fight like a gladiator for access. Historic sites like the Colosseum have added ramps, lifts, and accessible bathrooms to ensure wheelchair users can comfortably visit some of Europe’s most iconic landmarks.
Oh La La! It’s Disneyland Paris!
Swap the sophisticated sights and activities of the City of Light for a fun day that will put pep in your step – and sparkly Mickey ears on your head! We caught a glimpse of Disneyland Paris festooned in all its Christmas finery, and got swept up in the joy of seeing storybook and movie characters come to life. We share the best strategy for making the most of your day, the rides you must try, and all the wonderful ways Disneyland Paris makes the experience inclusive for all.
5 Reasons To Book A Tweed Holiday
For those of us looking to explore closer to home, we have a round-up of all the reasons the Tweed Region should be top of your list. The Tweed is rich in foodie delights, has an alternative edge, an enviable art scene, and plenty of facilities to ensure a stay is accessible to all. We also have an in-depth review of Mt Warning Estate, one of the best accessible mainstream accommodation options we’ve found in years. The owners developed their accessible cabin after extensive consultation with people living with disabilities, and the results speak for themselves.
It’s Always Sunny In Queensland
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially declared 2023 the Year of Accessible Tourism, part of the Towards Tourism 2032 strategy to make Queensland a destination for people of all abilities. We love the Sunshine State for the accessible experiences it already offers, and we can’t wait to see what comes of a whole year focused on making tourism to Australia’s crown jewel even more inclusive. This issue of Travel Without Limits has a guide to the best the state has to offer, from Cairns in the Far North right down to Brisbane’s South Bank.
Plus, the March 2023 issue has advice from families who have travelled New Zealand and Asia, a guidebook for your Parisian getaway, the latest news in disability-focused programs and products, and a profile of Australia’s first-ever social enterprise hotel, staffed entirely by young people who live with intellectual disabilities. And (can you believe it) much more!
Don’t forget: it’s easy to get your hands on a copy to check it out for yourself! You can subscribe here, or purchase an electronic copy on Amazon (US) or Amazon (AU).
Got an idea for a story, or something you want to see us cover in Travel Without Limits? Let me know in the comments or send me an email.
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