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ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

 

Universal, universal one or of the universe - that's the meaning of Emma. So, that said, it was obvious I was destined to be a traveler. Or so I tell myself anyway. I'd never been overseas until I had my stroke, I was doing normal teenage 'stuff' like university, boyfriends and living for the weekend. Then, after my injury (although it's VERY cliche) I wanted to explore EVERYTHING. Experience EVERYTHING. Travel EVERYWHERE. Regardless of my disability, I knew I could find a way. Or a way around the hurdles. So I did.

18 countries (some 3 times each) down - and I'm FAR from stopping. There's been hiccups, some minor, some major. I've also had a whole lot of support in getting there.

Travel seems to be more accessible these days, compared to when I jumped on my first plane ride back in 2005. However, it is very intimidating when you've got a disability. Not just the accommodation, but the planning, flights and when you get there - accessible activities available. So I thought I'd share some of my adventures and tell you about the ups, the downs and the 'must-knows' of different destinations.

You'll find some tales of my adventures below.

Enjoy.          

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LOMBOK

There was no point to this holiday. I mean, no real objective. We didn't want to have an adventure, party, be inspired and culturally awakened or get 'loose' on local spirits (hello hospital visits) - we simply wanted to have 10 days of relaxation. We got it.

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia's gems, and it's not hard to see why when going to distance in a classic Kombi! 

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QUEENSTOWN

I joined my boyfriend half way through his holiday in Queenstown last year. He was over snowboarding with mates and I'm a little unsteadytredding through through sand - let alone snow.