As a new paraplegic, traveling with a disability in Europe has come with a steep learning curve. I haven’t been a paraplegic long enough to know how much fiber I need every day or how to repair a broken wheel in a different country. What it means to be disabled, the differences in cultural expectations for those with disabilities and defining new capabilities and strengths has all been a part of this journey. Whether a disability is related to mobility impairment or whether the need is to know how to travel with strollers, I hope my experience traveling in popular tourist destinations in Europe can help. The provided itineraries are designed to fit a four day holiday.
Every disability is different- what worked for me as I recall my experiences may not be possible for another. Guides and suggestions by companies like Sage Travel and Disabled Access Holidays are more universal in equipping all disabilities and have been invaluable to my planning. Please see this page from the friendshipcircle.org on accessible travel agencies for more info!