A Different Way of Travelling

ACCESSIBLE SOUTH AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±38 min episodes every 2 weeks, 6 days  | 
Discussions around the challenges that travellers with disabilities face when visiting tourism establishments, conversations with industry leaders on best practices being implemented, and empowerment for those wishing to embark on this universal access journey.

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23
NOV

56 - An Introduction to Adaptive Paragliding in South Africa

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, speaks with Matthew van Zyl from Square One Paragliding and Taryn Tomlinson from Able2Travel about the introduction of adaptive paragliding into South Africa.

Today's travel quote is by Leonardo da Vinci: "Once you have tasted flight, you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. Because there you have been, and there you long to return"

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
28
OCT

55 - Meiki Motshabi

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, chats with Meiki Motshabi.who learned to swim as a visually impaired adult. We will hear about her love of water sports and her swimming adventures.

Today's travel quote is by Rabindranath Tagor: "

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E. Zulu.
07
OCT

54 - Scuba Diving for Persons with Disabilities

In this episode, Lois Strachan chats with the team from Handicapped Scuba Crew, an NPO that provides adaptive scuba diving experiences.

Handicapped Scuba Crew can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HandicappedScubaCrew/

Today's travel quote is by Justina Chen Headley: "I didn't know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E. Zulu.
21
SEP

53 - Michael Hingson on Long Distance Air Travel with a Guide Dog

In this episode, Lois speaks with Michael Hingson.about his experiences with long distance air travel with a guide dog. Michael has been blind his entire life and received his first guide dog at 14 years old.

Today's travel quote is by Aaron Lauritsen: "Explore, experience, then push beyond."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu
26
AUG

52 - Neha Arora of Planet Abled

Today Lois speaks with Neha Arora of Planet Abled in India. The organisation promotes accessibility and inclusive travel for people with all disabilities, giving people the freedom of choice to travel wherever they want. Neha's father is blind, and her mother is a wheelchair user, so Planet Abled was born through her own experiences of travel and the challenges presented for her family.

Today's travel quote is by an anonymous author: "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu
03
AUG

51 - Praveena Sukhraj-Ely

In this episode, Lois Strachan speaks with Praveena Sukhraj-Ely who is joining us from Pretoria in South Africa. Praveena was partially sighted until the age of 12 years old, when she lost her sight completely. After school, she studied to become a lawyer, and did a Masters in political science, and a Phd in public policy, which opened up opportunities to travel. She shares her story and travels in this conversation.

Today's travel quote is by Henry Miller: "One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg Software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
20
JUL

50 - Nick & Nikki Smit

In this episode our host, Lois Strachan, chats with Nick & Nikki Smit. Nick is an entrepreneur, teacher and public speaker, forging his way forward in the disability space as founder of Smergos. Nikki is a swimming coach, teaching children from age 6 and up water safety. She also is an animal lover, happy to house & pet sit while also currently completing a Psychology degree.

Nick has cerebral palsy as a result of a car accident at the age of 6 months old. He aims to break down the barriers and build bridges between those with, and without, disabilities through disability advocacy, going into corporate environments and assisting them in becoming more disability friendly and integrate persons with disabilities into their workforce.

Today's travel quote is by Debasish Mridha: "Travel more to see more, to live more."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E. Zulu.
30
JUN

49 - Musa Zulu

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan speaks to multi-talented Musa. E Zulu who is an artist, author, and motivational speaker. Musa was paralysed in a car accident in 1995 and shares about his life, his work and his travels as a wheelchair user.

Musa is soon to release his book, for further information on release dates and where to purchase a copy, contact information as follows: valhallaarts@gmail.com / www.valhallaarts.co.za

Today's travel quote is from singer, Grace Jones: "I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it is going to lead me, but I follow it."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E. Zulu.
Musa skydiving in Durban
16
JUN

48 - Tony Giles on Travelling Independently as a Person who is Blind & Hearing Impaired

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, chats to Tony Giles, also known as Tony the Traveller, about his independent travels as a person who is both blind and hearing impaired. Tony, joining us from the UK, has travelled to almost 140 countries and already has his next countries lined up.

Today's travel quote is by Pico Iyer: "We travel initially to lose ourselves, and we travel next to find ourselves.:

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
13
MAY

47 - Travelling with Muscular Dystrophy with Mark Bannister

In this episode our host, Lois Strachan, speaks with Mark Bannister who has done a considerable amount of travelling. Mark was born in and grew up in Liverpool, England. As a young child, Mark was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy. He shares about his adventure and travel experiences.

In 2020, Mark published a book titled Eyes Wide Open, which attempts to show how you can turn any challenge into an opportunity and that anything is possible if you want it enough. Listeners are welcome to email Mark at bannistermark118@gmail.com

Today's travel quote is by Jamie Lyn Beaty: "Jobs fill you pocket, adventures fill your soul."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan, using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
23
APR

46 - Adam Perry

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, speaks with Adam Perry from Minneapolis in Minnesota in the USA. He is a 49 year old man who was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in the 70s. Over time he lost his peripheral vision, night vision and then total vision.

Adam has travelled extensively both for personal leisure and for work and shares his insights and experiences as a traveller who is blind.

Today's travel quote is by British author Jane Wilson Howarth - "Travel is a joy, full of surprises. Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes close to disaster: the risks add spice, and make for great stories when you are safely back home again."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan, using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
07
APR

45 - Adventures for a Cause with Normie Eckard

In this episode, Lois Strachan chats with Normie Eckard from Ventures4Jesus who is an adventurer and traveller who uses his adventures to raise funds for others. Normie became a T7/T8 paraplegic after a motor vehicle accident when he was 18 years old.

Today's travel quote comes from the ancient Roman philosopher, Seneca: "Travel and change of pace imparts new vigour to the mind."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.

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