Recently I’ve been asked my opinion of other disabled travel web sites. A year ago, when I launched Travels With Pain, I wasn’t too impressed with the amount of information I could find for travelers with hidden disabilities. Thirteen short months later, things have changed–for the better. Web sites hyping travel for folks with disabilities have sprung up like sweet alyssum in my garden (mostly mobility issues, but still).
Without further ado…
This fresh new site has a polished, professional look, right from the home page that makes my former-web-worker heart happy. The navigation’s both simple and sensible–I was able to find my way to the information I wanted with only a few clicks. Created by a couple who deal with progressive MS, I-Can-Travel.com focuses primarily on providing information for travelers in wheelchairs.
I-Can-Travel.com’s real strength is its lists of links to resources for disabled travelers around the world. Whether you want to go fishing in a remote Ecuadorean village, go on safari in South Africa, or luxuriate at a specially-designed resort in Greece, you’ll find that you can. In fact, I discovered dozens of options for disabled travel that I never would have imagined existed.
Which brought me to the best part of I-Can-Travel’s charm–the excitement and hope it engendered. This web site got me thinking about destinations and activities that I’d written off as too difficult for someone in my condition. Thanks to I-Can-Travel.com, now I’m thinking about Costa Rica and the Canary Islands as real possibilities–hooray!
Oh, and membership is free, comes with a brief e-book, and doesn’t include useless spam.
I-Can-Travel.com is new, and as with most new websites, it’s a bit thin on content. Don’t expect much in the way of advice for disabled travelers, except in the blog section. What advice does exist is pretty general, which I translate as “vague.” The blog is also new, and like most new blogs, it’s kind of all over the place.
The Asia links section doesn’t have much content yet.
The Bottom Line
I like it, and I’m looking forward to seeing I-Can-Travel expand. Even more tour operators and lodging information for out-of-the-way destinations would be awesome. I’d also love to see some more specifics in the “how-to” area, and more e-book offerings.
If you need a kick to start dreaming of accessible destinations around the world, check out I-Can-Travel.com today.