• Wheelie True Stories

    Q&A with Dee from Accessible Adventurers

    Dee is a fellow Canadian Wheel Love, living in Nova Scotia with her partner Kevin. Together, they have created Accessible Adventurers and post content about traveling in a wheelchair. Make sure to check out their social media channels to learn all their tips, tricks, and accessible vacation destinations! You can find them on Facebook @Accessible Adventurers, Instagram @accessibleadventurers and on YouTube Accessible Adventurers Tell us a bit about your love story? Kevin and I met in 2013 when I was working as a sailing instructor for the adaptive sailing program in Halifax. We became great friends and started dating in the fall of 2014. Right from the start we realized…

  • SCI Awareness,  Travel,  Wheelie True Stories

    Shed the Guilt

    *Warning* This blog post is not whiney or negative in any sort of way, in fact it is quite the opposite. Bear with me as I walk, or wheel, you through one of the hardest yet most valuable lessons of dating and loving someone in a wheelchair.  Welcome to travel month, Wheel Loves! If we can’t currently travel at least we can dream, plan and talk about it! Travel was never really a priority in my life or something I really thought about…until I met James. Within 3 years of us dating we had travelled all around the US and around the Mediterranean. My worldly experiences exploded when I met…

  • SCI Awareness,  Travel,  Wheelie True Stories

    Travel: Then and Now

    Travelling for us was always an escape from reality; a time to recharge. We could leave our responsibilities behind us and explore new places or return to our favourite vacation spots. There was always some pre-planning required, but the effort was as minimal or as detailed as we chose it to be. The biggest obstacle was lining up our work calendars to match up our vacation days. After that, it was pretty much smooth sailing. Like anyone else, we expected and experienced minor issues such like flight delays, getting through on connecting flights on time and the possibility of bad weather that could hinder some of our plans. We travelled…

  • Wheelie True Stories

    The Day I Realized I’m Not Superwoman

    I think all parents hope to raise their daughters to be intelligent, strong, independent women; women who can think and do for themselves, who are successful and who don’t rely on anyone else as a source of their happiness. I believe my parents did that very well. I have always prided myself on being independent to the point of stubbornness and although some people may see that as a character fault, I don’t. I believe that because of this I am able to constantly learn and accomplish things that are far outside of my comfort zone. I think for myself, I do what I want, I feel successful and I…

  • Wheelie True Stories

    Wheel Love Halloween Costumes

    So, apparently it’s fall now (Bring back summer!! We aren’t ready for snow!). But, fall means Halloween, which means copious amounts of candy and trying to figure out what you are going to dress up as. After a few years of hilarious Halloween Vegas trips, scouring the internet, and some epic costumes, we thought that we would reduce your stress levels and help you find the perfect costumes for you and your Wheel Love. Retired Crash Test Dummy  E.T. Christopher Not-Walken Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump Mario Kart Pac Man Joe from Family Guy Mermaid Kissing Booth Rollerskate Bonus! Want to know what Chelsea is making James dress up as this…