Money may not buy happiness, but it can certainly get you a plane ticket or two and that’s close enough. If I had infinite resources, I would probably be on the road most of the time. This is the reason why I love budget travel – it allows me to travel more… without ruining my finances completely! Mastering the art of accessible travel is not easy itself, but budget travel in a wheelchair poses even more challenges.
Luckily, I have years of travel experience on my side, and by now I know quite a few places, which are both wheelchair and wallet-friendly. Some of them are perfectly accessible, while others are acceptably accessible. Unfortunately, accessibility is yet to become the standard everywhere, but accessible travel on a budget is definitely not just a fantasy – it is within your reach! Below you can find 5 wallet and wheelchair friendly places for your next travel adventure!
Have you ever wondered, which US cities are the best for the accessible living? Wonder no more! Angie Berkin from Redfin.com prepared a great report illustrating accessibility in the USA… and top 10 wheelchair friendly cities of 2018! I am yet to tour the entire USA, but I fell in love with Florida, so I am thrilled to see Tampa on the list – it was truly an accessible paradise. Big thanks to Angie Berkin for sharing her findings with the Blumil community – as I mentioned before you can easily find her on Redfin. Without any further ado, here are the best 10 cities for accessible living in the USA!
If Disney fairytales were to become true, most of them would be set in Monaco, where dreams come true, and luxury fills the air like perfume. Monaco turned out to be everything I couldn’t find in Dubai: a picturesque harbor of leisure, 5-star authenticity and out-of-this-world cars. This lovely country may be great in size (it’s the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican!), but it’s definitely one of the greatest Mediterranean travel destinations. Filled with casinos, bars, and restaurants, Monaco can entertain you for days, and always leave you wanting more. The important question is: is it as wheelchair friendly as it is entertaining? And what actually can you do in Monaco? Well, I will happily answer all these questions below!
In Venice, where gondolas take you on the greatest adventures, and walls hum Carnaval songs, times flies differently. Crowded streets, smartphones waiting for the right angle, and thousands of fridge magnets, may remind us it’s the XXI century, but the walls and the air tells a story of its own. In Venice, history is the mayor, and it friendly invites everybody to explore everything his city has to offer. Since I had a chance to visit Venice, I am sending you a postcard from Venice with all the info you might need. What to see in Venice? Is Venice wheelchair friendly? The answers are waiting below!
French Riviera, Côte d’Azur, comes in the thousand shades of blue, fun and relaxation. The skies allure visitors with deep blue and warm Mediterranean sea invites for long beach days. It is the place, where stars rise, luxury resides, and weather rarely disappoints. During my European road trip, I had a chance to explore The French Riviera and discover whether it really is the Mediterranean paradise. Nice, Saint Tropez, and Cannes are all famous cities, but are they fairly rated? What can you see during a short trip around The French Riviera? Is it wheelchair friendly? The answers are all served below!
The anticipation for adventure is always at the end of my tongue, and nothing spells “adventure” like a road trip! Wind in the hair, the new worlds stretching along the horizon, gasoline-driven freedom was everything I needed to unwind. Wandering under Europe’s skies felt like a wonderful way to take a break and enjoy the moment, preferably in a picturesque scenery. The most important place on my to-visit list was highlighted in azure – French Riviera. I had a dream to make true, but every dream is better off with a solid plan to back it up.
Along the Vistula river, where the wind still sings old songs, and poppies bloom in the brightest shade of red, there’s a country called Poland. It is full of majestic mountains, mysterious valleys, medieval cities and magical lakes. It’s the country I was born in, and the country that’s worth visiting any time of the year! While there are no exotic beaches, ancient temples or famous holiday resorts here, Poland allures with a different kind of charm. It is the charm of old forests, colorful folk dresses, the stormy sea, and filling potato-based dishes. Since this is the place I have been living in the longest, let me guide you through Poland! We will visit several different places, indulge in too many dishes, and learn how to survive and thrive in Poland. Let’s explore Poland in the Blumil style together!
Once upon a time, when the Earth just came into shape, somebody decided that some things always go together. Bread and butter, fun and games, salt and pepper all seem to be perfect matches, but the ultimate pairing is obviously… food and travel! There is no better chance to broaden your culinary horizons and exercise your taste buds than when you are out of your safe zone and thrown into the unknown. My number one mission during each of my trips is to always try something new. I tend to go for seafood or a local cuisine, and I never regret it. After all, experience is the best teacher! Below, let me present you with the 9 best dishes I’ve had on the road!
In the heart of Europe, where forests are lavishly green, lakes sing of old water nymphs and city walls whisper tales of the past, there’ s beautiful country of Poland. Mountains guard the South, while the Baltic Sea guards the north of the country. Numerous lakes and hills scattered across the entire Poland allure with the promise of wonderful weekend adventures. In numerous Polish cities, history lives in every corner. Medieval squares, modern buildings, baroque palaces, gloomy castles – you can find it all in Poland! While exploring the entire country in 7 days is hardly possible, you can easily have your taste of Poland in a week and savor everything it has to offer! Let’s start with basic questions… where to go, what to know, how to survive? More about it below!
Once upon a time, a few traveling mistakes ago, I discovered that good preparation can save you from almost any trouble. They say: a stitch in time saves nine, and that’s a rule I live by! After all, planning an accessible trip from your sofa is easier and more comfortable, than discovering your dream city and accessibility don’t belong in the same sentence. Since plans and knowledge can get you very far, but sometimes they need a little help, travel gadgets come to rescue! There are hundreds of them on the market, but since more is less, I’ll focus on 5 of them. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you 5 travel gadgets which can save the day and your budget!