Exploring Bloomington, Indiana – weekend accessible getaways

This summer I had the opportunity to visit Bloomington, IN with the intention of exploring a bit more than I have in the past. Now that I am living back in the States, it’s really important for me to have the chance to still explore new places Since travel is not nearly as cheap or … Continue reading Exploring Bloomington, Indiana – weekend accessible getaways

Google Maps Accessibility Features: how you can help

Google Maps has been on point lately. Last year they released filters for accessibility at locations and recently they released accessible routes for wheelchair users. You can now not only see if the place or locations takes credit cards, but also if they have a flat entrance and accessible bathroom. Other apps like WheelMap have … Continue reading Google Maps Accessibility Features: how you can help

Accessible Paris: A trip to The Louvre

During my first trip to Paris, I obviously had to go check out the Louvre! I love art, although I'm no art buff. It is pretty cool to be in a museum housing some of the most famous works in the world. As an added benefit, The Louvre is extremely wheelchair friendly! Fun fact: The … Continue reading Accessible Paris: A trip to The Louvre

Accessible Morocco: wheelchair accessible tips and ideas in Marrakech

I just got back from Morocco and needless to say, it was amazingggg. I love traveling to places that aren't notably 'wheelchair friendly'. I also enjoy places that are a just different than what I'm used to in the US or Germany. The Moroccan people are extremely kind and generous with their help. People are … Continue reading Accessible Morocco: wheelchair accessible tips and ideas in Marrakech

Euro Trip 2018 Prep: the chaotic process of planning a trip for people(me) with disabilities

I'm in the process of planning 'Kestler Euro Trip 2018.' Yes, I know, I live in Europe, so I won't be crossing an ocean, but my parents will be. And my brother may come and a friend from college. My life is a bit at a crossroads and I'm possibly looking to leave Europe soon. … Continue reading Euro Trip 2018 Prep: the chaotic process of planning a trip for people(me) with disabilities

A note on accessible cities

While living in Germany I've been able to experience the presence and lack of accessibility throughout Europe. Additionally, while writing my thesis on refugees with disabilities migrating to Berlin, I learned of new accessibility barriers. For example, the idea of urban planning for housing for refugees with disabilities. How do we create livable cities for … Continue reading A note on accessible cities

4 Great Things About San Sebastian

In early August I traveled to San Sebastian, Spain. It was a bit of a reunion trip with some girls I met while working in Indiana at the Bradford Woods summer camp. A few of us are American and two of us are Irish. We thought Spain would be a great place to meet. I … Continue reading 4 Great Things About San Sebastian

A quick Italian adventure

I've wanted to go to Italy for a few years now. Probably because I love pizza and wine! My friend from high school was marrying an Italian this year, so I thought this was a perfect time to go. I flew into Naples and then traveled on south to Sapri and Vibonati. Naples surprised me … Continue reading A quick Italian adventure