Introducing Jim and Barbara Twardowski

n conjunction with the upcoming release of our new website and blog, we have a special treat for our readers. Summer is synonymous with vacation, road trips, and travel in general. Travel is near and dear to our hearts here at BraunAbility, and we want to celebrate the season of travel alongside our big launch. Barbara and Jim Twardowski, RN, will be doing a special blog series for us on the Great American Road Trip!RoadTripRoadTrip-300x139

The Twardowskis are travel writers with over 9 years of experience and countless published articles under their belts. Their travels have taken them across the United States, into Europe, and even further. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) has them traveling with a wheelchair, giving the duo the expertise to know what works and what doesn’t in the world of accessible travel. Their son often plays into the travel plans, giving them a perfect family perspective as well.

The Twardowskis have seen publication with Global Traveler, Health Care Traveler, Quest Magazine, and more.

The articles will focus on a road trip-style vacation plan for visiting several major U.S. cities, some special tourist spots, and general tips for a more stress-free journey. Curious about some of the destinations? Check out a preview below:

On the Road: Tips for Accessible Trips

This piece will serve as a handy guide for wheelchair users regarding items to pack, planning, safety and more.

Boston, Massachusetts

Destination piece on historic sites, attractions and how to navigate the city in a wheelchair.

San Antonio, Texas

Destination piece highlighting the city’s River Walk–a below street level park with winding paths, stone pedestrian bridges, shops, restaurants, and hotels. Traveling by car means tourists can see even more: Sea World, a botanical garden, and the Zoo.

Morgan’s Wonderland: An Accessible Amusement Park

This unique amusement park in San Antonio was built by the father of a special needs child. It’s an affordable and fun theme park with rides and activities that are wheelchair accessible. Individuals with special needs receive free admission.

Chicago, Illinois

Destination piece on the Windy City featuring accessible attractions like the architectural boat tour.

Pensacola, Florida

Destination piece on this Panhandle town with gorgeous beaches, Blue Angels, a fort, and a revitalized downtown.

We are excited to share this special set of articles with you alongside our new blog. Look for it all coming soon!