Wheelchair Travel

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to George Town, Malaysia

George Town is the capital of Penang, a small island in northwest Malaysia. It’s a cultural melting pot, as it was a major trading route in Southeast Asia in the 1780s. While you’ll encounter influences in Penang from India, China, and Indonesia, among others, most people visit George Town for its British colonial architecture. Given …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is home to over 11 million people, significantly larger by population than New York City. Despite its massive size, the locals will make you feel at home, welcoming you with warm smiles in classic Thai fashion. But if you’re a wheelchair user planning a trip to Thailand, you’re undoubtedly wondering—how accessible is Bangkok? Bangkok …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Chiang Mai

A gold temple in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai is a city that feels refreshingly more like a town. Its streets are notably quiet, the locals quickly recognize familiar tourist faces, and the surrounding mountains offer a welcome reminder that you’re a mere dot in the expansive nature-based region of northern Thailand. But charm aside, is Chiang Mai wheelchair accessible? Chiang Mai …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is a must-see city on many travelers’ lists. It’s the capital of Vietnam and a cultural hub, though it isn’t the city with Vietnam’s largest population—Ho Chi Minh City takes that title. Unfortunately, wheelchair accessibility is challenging in Hanoi. Of the three Vietnamese cities I visited, it was the least accessible (you can read …

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7 Ridiculous Wheelchair “Accessible” Attempts From Around the World

International Wheelchair Day is around the corner, and it’s a time to celebrate. On March 1st, wheelchair users across the globe will share their stories and raise awareness about how wheelchairs help, not hinder, their lives. Wheelchairs offer people with limited mobility the freedom to move about in their homes and society without being bound …

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