Category: Adventure Stories

  • Adventure Stories – Scuba


    I celebrated my newly acquired diver certification by booking a dive trip in the Dutch Caribbean. I stayed at the wheelchair accessible Flamingo Resort on the island of Bonaire about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

  • Adventure Stories – Cliff


    Our adventure began with a 2- hour road trip to from Santa Fe to Socorro, New Mexico. Our destination was Box Canyon, 6.5 miles beyond Socorro.

  • Adventure Stories – Peru


    Peru is a South American country famous for its Inca ruins. The most famous of which is Machu Picchu. Nestled high in the Andes, it wasn’t discovered until 1911. Now it has become the object of my quest. I planned on going to Peru in February. Since it is south of the equator, it was…

  • Ice-cream Angel


    I don’t know how long I was sitting there, observing all the Easter decorations, all the people wearing their finest Easter clothes, the vendors hawking everything from flowers to ice-cream, the mariachis rounding out the ambiance. My casual observations were interrupted by a little girl, perhaps no more than 6 years of age.

  • Adventure in Cuba


    My adventure started as a conversation with my friend Mark, another wheelchair user, with whom I made an expedition to Mount Everest base camp years previous. He was a seasoned traveler and the kind of guy who could always find the bright side in questionable situations.

  • Our Mexican Mis-Adventure


    I hadn’t heard any screaming because we were all asleep when it happened. There was no up or down, just round and round. Glass breaking, metal bending and all in complete darkness.

  • Our Panama Adventure


    “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.” Hudson Burnham,

  • Everest: A View From My Wheelchair


    Travel and adventure is a way of life for me. I’m like the men in British author and historian Robert Service’s poem, “The Men That Don’t Fit In.” I don’t like the things that are; I want the strange and new. I’ve traveled more than most people would ever imagine possible. Being in a foreign land,…

  • Our South African Adventure


    I thought I was a true adventurer until I met Anthony. He found me through my website, from half way across the world, in Cape Town, South Africa. By the time we had exchanged a few emails, I sensed that Anthony was more than a kindred spirit.

  • Adventure Stories – On Safari with Jungle Gene


    After Jungle Gene visited friends Joni and Anthony in Cape Town, then went bungy jumping and bridge swinging (see previous South Africa story) we flew to Johannesburg, caught the City Bug Mini-bus to drive to Nespruit.