This month 12 years ago, I took a trip to Alaska that, even now, ranks as one of my top 5 trips of all time. I didn’t have a disability then and enjoyed the thrills of hiking and kayaking in the Alaska wilderness. One day, I hope to do a deep dive into Alaska, cataloguing what I am sure are the many wheelchair accessible things to do there. Zin the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about what Wheelchair Travel readers have done there, check out these guest blog posts:
- Traveling in Alaska — Seward to Homer, by Sandra Gail Lambert (she’s an accomplished writer and author, check out her Substack)
- Guest Post: Wheelchair Accessible Cruise to Alaska, by DeeDee Poston
- Accessible Fishing on Alaska’s ‘Shark Tank,’ a story about Capt. Jack Finnegan
When I share photos of my earlier trip to Alaska, people assume that I spent a week or more in the state — but I was actually only there for 48 hours. The purpose of that trip wasn’t even to explore, but rather to earn frequent flyer miles and status points in an airline’s loyalty program. It was, as aviation geeks like to call it, a “mileage run.”
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