Once every four years, the ancient spirit of sports comes back to take over the news, the internet and ultimately our heads. In the Olympic race towards the excellence and triumph, numerous athletes from all over the world go beyond their limits to experience the ultimate freedom. They challenge their bodies to redefine the impossible and push boundaries. That’s the magic of sport: it makes every cell of your body buzz with excitement, and desire to become stronger and faster. Contestants of The Paralympics are the living proof of how capable and strong human bodies and minds actually are. Why? All of them are athletes with physical disabilities, who undeniably go beyond any limits. The Winter Paralympics in Korea came to an end, but it’s never too late to explore the world of Paralympics. Below you can read everything you need to know about The Winter Paralympics!
Every master was once a beginner and mastering the art of accessible traveling is not an easy task. It requires patience, a fair amount of planning and… time! Think about it as if it was a game: each level teaches you new skills necessary for survival. Starting the game from level 99 could lead to great disappointment and even bigger discouragement because you don’t have enough experience yet. The same rule applies to accessible traveling: it’s simply a safe bet to visit accessible cities first and as your traveling experience grows, move onto more challenging places. Since the accessible world is the future, but still not reality, I decided to create a list of the 5 best places for beginner wheelchair travelers! More about it below…
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!
Once upon a time, in the times when legends were very alive, the mermaid told people “here you will build a marvelous city” and indeed, they did. The capital city of Poland is vibrant and modern and it has mastered the art of reinvention. It rose up from ashes like a phoenix and learned to combine modernity with history. Tall skyscrapers and old buildings, the few which survived the war, stand proudly next to each other. In Warsaw, you can learn a lot about reinvention and enjoy yourself like there is no tomorrow. Below we will get to know Warsaw inside out (touristically!)…
In the city of kings, you can stumble upon traces of old times in every corner. Old kings and queens seem to sing their stories from the pebbles, and Vistula river guards the city along with its dragon. Welcome to Kraków! Since it is a rich historical site and a former Polish capital city, Kraków has always been greatly important for Polish history and culture. If you are visiting Poland, it’s one of the must-visit places to put on your travel map. After all, here they outwitted a dragon and crowned more kings than anywhere else in Poland. What to see? What to do? How to navigate Kraków? More about it below!
Imagine the world where pavements are always even, thresholds aren’t dangerously high and elevators don’t remember your grandparents’ youth. Sounds beautiful, right? That’s the world of accessibility, which I hope, is just a few years away. Right now, however, many travel destinations can be described in three I’s: incredible, interesting and… inaccessible. Since there are too many of them to mention, I would rather talk about countries, which promote accessibility. Indeed, there are countries, which are racing towards accessible future with the speed of the light! I haven’t visited the entire globe, but out of all places I’ve seen 3 countries seem to be perfectly wheelchair friendly. Which travel destinations exactly do I have in mind? More about it below!
Deep down in the sea, where starfish feel at home and the corals flourish, freedom is the ultimate ruler. Underwater, we are home, given that our bodies are largely made of water. In the kingdom of water, wheelchairs lose much of their importance. There are only movement and freedom, coexisting together in a perfect harmony. That’s precisely the reason why water is likely to become your best friend, once you befriend it. It’s fun, relaxing and offers countless possibilities of leisure. Diving and snorkeling included! Since these are perfect sports for both manual and electric wheelchair users, let me tell you more about them below!
Everything started in the skate park and two brothers spending their time outdoors. One of them, Aaron, was watching his brother as he was riding his BMX bike, but he wouldn’t join him. He had been a wheelchair user since he turned 8 years-old, and back then he didn’t know whether wheelchairs and skate parks could go together well. His brother, however, persuaded him to give it a shot, and it worked out perfectly. Aaron was hooked, and eventually, he set out to become an extreme wheelchair athlete. Backflips? Double flips? Sure – for Aaron Fotheringham it’s a piece of cake. He has mastered the art of WCMX and proves limits are only in our heads. How does he do it? What’s WCMX like? I’ll answer all these questions below!