Wheelchair Travel

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Bali, Indonesia

The Balinese are among the most welcoming and accommodating people in the world, from my experience. Bali’s nickname is the “Land of 1,000 temples,” but the reality is that over 10,000 Hindu temples dot this Indonesian island. The temples are stunning. But unfortunately, few of them are wheelchair accessible. And even more frustrating for wheelchair …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a city with a backdrop of steep, jungly hills and a foreground of ocean lapping at beachfront restaurants. It’s also home to Mexico’s third-largest port, making it a popular stop for cruise-goers. So, whether you’re arriving in Puerto Vallarta by sea or land, you understandably are wondering—is Puerto Vallarta wheelchair accessible? I’ve …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Guadalajara

Guadalajara is home to nearly 1.5 million people, making it the second-largest city in Mexico after Mexico City’s almost 9 million. If this sparks images of packed sidewalks, here’s some good news—the historical center of Guadalajara has large open spaces with plenty of room for wheelchair users to explore. In fact, Guadalajara is easily the …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru

Peru’s “White City” offers picturesque European architecture with a backdrop of volcanos. Don’t worry—the volcanoes aren’t too active. The last small eruption happened in 1985. Volcanos aside, the friendly locals, quiet atmosphere, and delicious cuisine mean that there’s a lot to love about Arequipa. However, the city has a long way to go with being …

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Wheelchair Accessibility in Progreso, Mexico: A Guide

If you’ve wandered around Merida’s Plaza de Armas ten times over and admired its beautiful architecture, you might be ready to get to the beach. In that case, you’re in luck—Progreso is a beach town less than an hour away from Merida and offers great wheelchair accessibility. I’m not going to lie—I was skeptical of …

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