UK Disability Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2019
Travelling with a disability or a health condition can bring different challenges. But with the right mindset and perhaps some help from those that have done it, it’s just another of life’s adventures. Read their reviews on hotels, travel access, transport and disabled facilities. And the fun stuff like what to see and do. We hope you derive ideas and inspiration from the stories these travel bloggers have shared to help you start making your own travel plans.
In no particular order, these are our favourite disability travel bloggers to follow in 2019.
For anything related to UK accessible travel The Bimblers blog is one of the key places to visit. Filled with helpful tips for travelling with specific conditions, reviews on accessible hotels and the best travel operators. Created by Rob and his partner Bridget, who struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rob left his job to become Bridget’s carer with a plan to travel more. From there they have helped many more through their insights and advice.
Simply Emma is a leading travel and disability blog focused on accessible travel and life experiences from a wheelchair user’s perspective. It’s packed with helpful guides on accessible cities, so you know where to visit, things to do and much more. We also loved the hotel reviews, guest bloggers, lifestyle tips and a great gigs section.
Carrie Ann Lightley
Carrie-Ann Lightley is an award-winning disabled travel expert, blogger and writer. She wrote Tripadvisor’s first accessible travel guides and has a monthly travel blog focussing on where to visit, places to stay and hints and tips for making the most of your travelling adventures. Check out her travel product reviews which make life easier when out and about.
David Ventures is a disability sports writer and motivational speaker. Born with Cerebral Palsy he has never let his disability prevent him from participating in outdoor pursuits, achieving his goals and fulfilling his potential. And now through writing, motivational speaking and mentoring he shares his experience and thoughts to help others.
Founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald and his sister Kiki, Euan’s Guide makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to visit. Living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and a powerchair user, the aim of Euan’s Guide is to empower disabled people by providing information that will give confidence and choices for getting out and about.
Jay on Life
Born in Nigeria, Jay contracted polio as a baby leading to a range of issues including scoliosis. Now living in London she knows all about the challenges of getting around big cities. The Jay on Life blog is an invaluable resource, with great destination highlights and helpful tips on accessibility and the challenges along the way.
Martyn is an extraordinary guy who amongst his many talents is also an accomplished author. He has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which means he can’t walk, lift anything heavier than a book and needs help with various everyday tasks. Martyn’s blog regularly covers travel posts, from road trips throughout the UK to Australian adventures and European breaks.
Tony Giles is blind and 80% deaf in both ears but this hasn’t stopped him visiting the world’s seven continents and all fifty states in the USA. He’s been to each South American country and crossed the Arctic Circle and much more. Read updates of his travel adventures including his visit to the Islamic city of Khartoum.
This list is just a brief representation of the amazing disability travel blogs out there. If you have a disability travel blog then let us know about it so we can champion It.
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