Should air pollution affect my travel plans?
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2w ago
AD - this post is sponsored by Avanti Travel Insurance. For those planning a trip, poor air quality can significantly impact the experience. As air pollution levels rise, it raises concerns about potential health risks and the overall enjoyment of travel activities. This article explores the effect of air quality on travel and provides strategies to mitigate exposure to air pollution. It examines the role of travel insurance and empowers readers to make informed decisions when air pollution is a factor at their destination. The Impact of Air Pollution on Travel Understanding Air Pollutio ..read more
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Product review: Enora® Air Seat
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
7M ago
I tried out the Enora® Air Seat - a brand new pressure relieving air cushion designed to give wheelchair users extra support and comfort. AD – this post is sponsored by Enora®. “My wheelchair is my freedom.” - is something I say often. To remind people that using a wheelchair isn’t something tragic; it’s a liberation. It gives me the freedom to work, to travel, to experience the world. But there’s no getting away from the fact that sitting down in any kind of chair for long periods of time can cause pain. Cerebral palsy adds complexity, and as I head into my late thirties, I find myself often ..read more
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How I manage pain when travelling as a wheelchair user
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
8M ago
Ad – This post is sponsored by Complete Care Shop. Pain management is part of my daily life as a disabled person. How I manage pain really depends on the day, and the issue I’m facing. I use medication, heat, stretching, massage, and if all else fails, complete rest. But as wheelchair user, who loves to travel, how do I manage pain on trips and holidays? Medication I use a variety of medications to manage pain, depending on the scenario. I have a standard daily muscle relaxant which helps to decrease the spasticity in my muscles caused by Cerebral Palsy. I also have a ‘top up’ stronger relaxan ..read more
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How I manage pain when travelling as a wheelchair user
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
10M ago
Ad – This post is sponsored by Complete Care Shop. Pain management is part of my daily life as a disabled person. How I manage pain really depends on the day, and the issue I’m facing. I use medication, heat, stretching, massage, and if all else fails, complete rest. But as wheelchair user, who loves to travel, how do I manage pain on trips and holidays? Medication I use a variety of medications to manage pain, depending on the scenario. I have a standard daily muscle relaxant which helps to decrease the spasticity in my muscles caused by Cerebral Palsy. I also have a ‘top up’ stronger relaxan ..read more
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Hotel Brooklyn Manchester | Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Review
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2y ago
Manchester always feels like my ‘home’ city. It’s one of my favourite places to visit, just an hour away from where I live in the Lake District, so perfect for an overnight stay. So, when I was invited to stay at Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester’s newest accessible hotel, I couldn’t wait to check it out. I’m now excited to share my review of Hotel Brooklyn Manchester after staying in one of its wheelchair accessible hotel rooms. Disclaimer: Hotel Brooklyn provided accommodation and meals on a complimentary basis for the purposes of this review. This is an honest review and my opinions, as always, a ..read more
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Four Wheelchair Accessible Dog Friendly Places to Stay in the UK
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2y ago
There’s nothing like a holiday with the whole family – pets included! I regularly travel with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Poppy, and I know that finding accommodation that is wheelchair accessible but also dog friendly can be a challenge. You might be looking for a cosy cottage with level access and an enclosed garden for your four-legged friend, an accessible farm stay with wonderful walkies on the doorstep or even the perfect pub with wet-room showers, to share a pint with your pup. My list of four wheelchair accessible dog friendly places to stay in the UK has all of these options and ..read more
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Disabled Access at the UK’s hidden gem beach resort: A travel guide to Seaburn for wheelchair users
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2y ago
I’m cruising along the most beautiful beach, the wet sand is bumpy under my wheels and the seagulls squawk loudly overhead. The smell of the sea and the sound of the waves calm me, as they always do, and I look over to see my little dog Poppy running in big circles, loving the freedom of the beach. I realise that’s exactly how I’m feeling at this moment – free. I won’t pretend that accessible travel is ever easy, and travelling as a disabled person during a pandemic certainly brings an extra level of things to worry about – but, after an 8-month travel hiatus, I was determined to soak up ever ..read more
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The Dairy | Accessible Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottage Review
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2y ago
The Yorkshire Dales boasts a large number of holiday cottages, but how many of them are wheelchair accessible? The Dairy strikes the perfect balance of functional accessibility and luxurious fixtures and fittings, offering a wonderful base for disabled travellers to enjoy this tranquil part of Yorkshire. Travel is a strange thing to write about at the moment, isn’t it? As I write this it’s November 2020, and England is in it’s second lockdown. Non-essential travel is advised against. My hope is that once restrictions have been eased, and you may be able and inspired to look forward to a trip ..read more
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Disabled Access in Callander, Scotland and beyond: A travel guide for wheelchair users
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2y ago
I am tentatively wheeling my way across a forest floor, with light dappling through the canopy of leaves and the unmistakable sound of water rushing somewhere nearby. Suddenly I come to a clearing, and ahead of me is the most beautiful waterfall. Using a wheelchair means I’ve never been able to access such natural tranquillity, and after all of the stresses and strains of 2020 so far, I’m so grateful for this moment. I won’t pretend that accessible travel is ever easy, and travelling as a disabled person during a pandemic certainly brings an extra level of things to worry about – but, during ..read more
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Accessible Derbyshire Holiday Cottage | COVID Safe Travel
Carrie-Ann Lightley Disabled Travel Blogger
by Carrie-Ann Lightley
2y ago
Looking for a wheelchair accessible holiday cottage with COVID safety measures in place? In today’s #SafeAccessibleTravel interview I chat with Steve from Croft Bungalow, an accessible self-catering holiday cottage in Derbyshire. Can you tell us a little bit about Croft Bungalow? Croft Bungalow is a self-catering 2 bedroomed cottage in the Peak District. It was specifically adapted in 2016 to provide holiday accommodation for parties travelling with guests who have extra access requirements. It has level access with extra-wide doorways throughout. It has contrasting door frames to assist guest ..read more
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