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Phenomenal Women: Meet Nisha Varghese

Phenomenal Women - Nisha Varghese
In the word's of Maya Angelou's iconic poem: "I am a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me." It is fitting today, as we celebrate women, that we launch our interview series featuring a phenomenal woman, Nisha Varghese.  I met Nisha on Twitter when she came across something I had posted, I can't recall what, but she took the time to tweet a video encouraging me as a mother an...
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Adapting Business for Accessible Travel

Adapting Business for Accessible Travel In a perfect world, all buildings and activities would be built from scratch with accessible travel in mind - they'd be easy to use for every person regardless of individual ability. However, we don't live in a perfect world, most existing buildings were not established with this in mind, and no two person's needs and abilities are the same. So where do...
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A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth at Creation Wines

  “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman Having visited on two previous occasions as a member of the Travelling Media team - the first being during the 2015 Fynarts Festival, and the second for the 2016 Cape Whale Coast Mini Indaba, the memory of Creation Wines has been etched into my wine-loving, foodie soul. With an opportunity to visit again, while plan...
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#TravelChatSA – Disability in Tourism

We, Warrior On Wheels Foundation, were invited by Travel Opulent Box to guest co-host this week's #TravelChatSA Twitter chat, with the topic being Disability in Tourism. The chat was well supported with the passion for change to be implemented in tourism to cater for people with disabilities resonating throughout the tweets. Along with this desire to see more tourism offerings becoming universa...
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West Coast National Park – Wheels in the Duine

We are on a bit of a roll, if you will excuse the pun, this time with a review of a wheelchair accessible SANParks destination. It is the West Coast National Park and its rather unique “Duinepos Chalets”, located just 90 minutes drive from Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is here where nature lovers from all over the world come to recharge their spirits. Duinepos Chalets is a community-based p...
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The Way Things Should Always Be

It is always refreshing to learn of a new B&B which is wheelchair accessible. It is even more enjoyable when that B&B is located in our favourite town of Robertson, in the heart of the Western Cape on the famous Route 62. We first discovered Robertson in the mid-1990s when the individual wine farms were beginning to break away from the co-operative business model. It was the beginning o...
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12 Things to do at the V&A Waterfront – Cape Town

The V&A Waterfront is undoubtedly one of the most visited tourist hot-spots in Cape Town, and it is not difficult to understand why with such a diverse offering of experiences to tantalise even the pickiest of tastes. For wheelchair users, there are a number of options when spending a day or two with the ocean beside you and our majestic mountain keeping watch. 1. Go Shopping The V&A...
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Accessible Adventure with Cape Sidecar Adventures

The roar of an engine, the thrill of the open road, and the wind in your hair - this and more is what to expect on an epic day out with Cape Sidecar Adventures. Recently, the team kitted up to take ten differently-abled children from Warrior On Wheels Foundation for the ride of a lifetime on a gorgeous autumn morning. Meeting at the new depot in Salt River, the children, their parents and s...
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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 Buggy Teams

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's largest timed cycling event, also became the most inclusive sporting event in 2013 when they changed the rules of this 35,000 entrant event to accommodate children with disabilities towed in buggies by able-bodied cyclists. Not only are buggy teams allowed to participate, but the organisers have gone over an above to ensure safety and inclusion for all....
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Why Adventures Are Important for Children with Disabilities

Childhood is a time of climbing trees, riding bikes, poking under rocks and tumbling down grassy hills. Little minds are filled with stories of heroic daring through the books we read to them and the movies they watch. Children take these stories away and let them kindle their own desires for adventure and we see this enacted in their role play as they build their make believe forts, slay imaginar...
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