When a reader wrote to me saying how my articles inspired wanderlust in her, I was overjoyed. My readers often send me emails and messages, and each one always leaves me feeling a tiny bit happier with my chosen profession of being a travel writer.
But she had more to add.
For her, the initial euphoria of discovering a new destination through my posts always gave way to gloom and low spirits when she realised that this place too, like most others, was inaccessible to her. "You see, I am disabled," she said, adding, "No matter how much I want to wander, there are a lot of limitations on the places I can go to; much less go solo."
The joys of travel have been spoken about widely, so I won't get into it again. But wonderful adventures should be accessible to everyone, not just the able-bodied. So dear reader who reached out to me, this post is for you – eight exciting destinations, all wheelchair-accessible, so you don't have to regret the chances you couldn't take.
(Note: I have tried to include useful information for travellers with all kinds of disabilities. However, guidance for wheelchair-ridden individuals is more easily available than others. Yet I have put together all that I could find for the visually impaired and those with hearing disabilities.)