WheelsUp is a “Jack of All Trades, Master of Some” kind of site. From travel blogging, to articles about life, life in a wheelchair, disability awareness and disability awareness training workshops, inspiration and our work in the universal design field – we share it all!
Most importantly, WheelsUp hopes to inspire, enlighten, inform and even educate. We hope to encourage others to travel and to live life to the full.
“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes it meaningful.”
Bloggers to be
Wanda takes care of our blog for now. She has a keen passion for inspiring and sharing her thoughts on all things disability, life, design, accessibility, accessible travel and many other topics that spark her interest.
WheelsUp’s blog aims to feature guest bloggers and writers. Not only is it important to add a little spice and variety, but most of all to insure a well rounded perspective.
How WheelsUp Began
On 13 December 1998 Wanda broke her L1 vertebrae and as a result, sustained a spinal cord injury. Life as she knew it changed, not only for her but also for her whole family.
Traveling, accessibility at buildings, popular attractions and even interacting with people presented challenges over the years. Much as the family wanted to carry on as before, those challenges impacted all of their lives. As a result, everyday outings, holidays and even a trip to the store often became issues to deal with.
But neither Wanda, nor her family shy away from issues. No, they tackle them head-on.
Finally, after a trip to Europe in May 2017 with disastrous airline accessibility, Wanda decided to share her thoughts and her challenges publicly. WheelsUp was born.
Who is WheelsUp meant for?
WheelsUp is for kindred spirits like Wanda and her family. It’s for regular people who face mobility and accessibility challenges, no matter how severe. It doesn’t matter if you are wheelchair bound or simply getting around a little slower due to old age. Whether you are a mom with littlies in a pram trying to navigate around, struggling to fit into a fitting room or someone trying to catch your breath as a result of a chronic illness – WheelsUp is for you.
Whatever your challenges are in life, WheelsUp shares inspiration, motivation and information that could make your life a little easier.
Become Part of The Journey
We will never have all of the answers and we will never be able to cover all of our bases. As a result, we need you! We want others to join in our blog, to share your experiences, your reviews about attractions and sights and to offer your solutions to others’ problems and challenges.
Please feel free to get involved, share our page with your friends on social media, leave your comments on our blogs and contact us to get connected.
If you represent a design team, travel brand or company who’d like to collaborate with us, take a look at our Let’s Join Forces page.