I love travel blogging.
The fun part of this gig involves jet-setting around the world, exploring incredible destinations like Cape Town, London and Montreal, while visiting iconic attractions like the Egyptian Pyramids, Statue of Liberty and the Palace of Versailles.
It’s amazing, obviously.
But the other activities are much less fun: research, writing, responding to e-mails and phone calls, photography, image editing, drafting newsletters, conducting interviews, being interviewed, attending travel & disability conferences, staying active on social media, troubleshooting technical issues, search engine optimization and more.
It’s all time-consuming and, when mixed with long-haul travel, downright exhausting. But I like to think that I do a pretty good job of staying on top of it all.
Despite my best intentions, I let a major travel blogger responsibility slip.
There are nearly 1,000 articles, posts and pages on this website that are read by someone, somewhere, every day. WheelchairTravel.org is basically the accessible travel Bible, and just about every page has a comment box.
Occasionally, I’ll see a comment and respond. But, until a few days ago, I had never logged-in to the discussion software’s admin console. Readers have been commenting in droves, but I haven’t been responding.
That’s a bad look, and I’m sorry.
Over the past few days, I’ve been working to respond to the unanswered comments. Because I’ve been away from the comment box for years, I won’t get to them all. But “comment duty” is now on my calendar, twice a week. Moving forward, you should expect to receive a prompt response (within 2-3 days) to comments posted on this website.
Thank you for following along and for giving me the opportunity to answer your questions about accessible travel!