Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Episode #60: Breaking Barriers: How to Travel the World with a Wheelchair

Wheelchair Travel Information

Wheelchair Travel Information
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Show Notes:

Have you ever tried to travel while using a wheelchair? Does the thought of trying to get around while on a vacation cause you anxiety? Today, we have a very special guest on our podcast – Kristin Secor, an adventurous traveler who has explored the world in a wheelchair and while on a ventilator. Kristin’s journey with muscular dystrophy has not blunted her thirst for travel, and she has discovered some amazing tips and tricks for traveling with a disability. From visiting the National Parks to camping in an RV to traveling around the world, Kristin has seen it all, and today she will be sharing her insights and experiences with us. So, grab your travel notebook and get ready to plan your next trip after hearing Kristin’s story.

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Meet Today’s Guest:

Kristin was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, which impacts her mobility, strength, balance, endurance, and breathing.  While her disease presents challenges, she is determined to live life to the fullest and hopes to help others along the way.  A former mental health counselor now turned wheelchair-accessible travel blogger; she hopes to combine her love of travel with her desire to help others to inspire people with mobility problems to travel to places they may have never thought possible.  Kristin has traveled across the United States and abroad and shares her accessible travel information with others through her blog worldonwheelsblog.com.  Thus far she has been to four continents and twenty countries with the hopes of visiting all seven continents by the end of 2026.  She also plans to visit as many US National Parks as possible. 


Episode #60: Breaking Barriers: How to Travel the World with a Wheelchair

Wheelchair Travel Information

(Recorded March 17, 2023)

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Tonya Wollum

Tonya

Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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