If you're disabled or the parent of a disabled child and find yourself increasingly frustrated by the seemingly endless challenges of travelling with a disability, then this could be the most important message you read all year...

Discover How A Daring Disabled Explorer
Has Turned His Passion for Travel into a
Passion for Helping YOU Take the Holidays You’ve Always Dreamed of

Announcing The World’s First Go-to Resource for Travelling with a Disability and How It Can Help You Finally Make That Trip You’ve Always Dreamed of, with Less Hassle and Investment Than You Ever Thought Possible

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From the desk of Martyn Sibley,
Monday 18th January 2016,
Helsinki, Finland,
Stylish hotel from the 1952 summer Olympic games,
Temperature: -32 degrees

Dear fellow disabled explorer,

As I write this letter for you, my hands are only just thawing out by the flames of a roaring fire, after one of the most exciting recent adventures I’ve had. I was husky dog sledging through the beautiful winter wonderland that is Finland’s forests.

Everybody should try this once before they die, and it occurs to me that
not many people in our position will have the opportunity
to do, so, I’d like to try and fix that.

You see, perhaps like you, I find this sort of experience not easy to organise or execute. I have a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means I'm weaker and need support for all physical tasks. This makes travelling really difficult. I have so much to organise. Things like flying with my 130kg wheelchair, arranging my care support, finding accessible accommodation, transport, and so on.

Despite my difficulties, I’ve managed to enjoy all sorts of crazy adventures in my short time here, including: Flying a plane, SCUBA Diving, skiing, road tripping in California and Europe, plus much more.

You may think I’m lucky to be able to have these experiences, and you’d be right. I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’m given. However, the
truth is there’s more to it than luck.

It took me years of effort and persistence in the face of all those extra difficulties disability throws at us, to find ways to make it possible for me to achieve my dream of travelling the world and creating wonderful memories like this.

If you’re reading this wishing it was you dog sledging, or gallivanting in Australia, or road tripping across Europe, then I'm here to make something very clear. You can do all those things, and it’s my sincere intention to do everything I can to help you do so. Even if you believe it’s impossible, I believe in you.

“But Martyn, you really don’t appreciate how difficult things are for me. I wouldn’t even know where to begin, and even if I did, I simply don’t know how I’d organise everything, let alone pay for it.”

I know how you feel...

I was in exactly the same position not long ago. Just 13 years ago I was a young, brash teenager looking for a crazy adventure.

Egged on by my idealistic dreams and heaps of bravado, I began plotting my life changing trip to the other side of the world. I was going to Oz. Australia. The land of Home and Away and Neighbours, shrimps and BBQ’s, wallaby’s and kangaroo’s.

Was I a bit crazy? Probably. But that was half the fun. And honestly, it was something I felt I had to do for myself to push my limits, to learn about myself and grow as a person.

Let’s be clear, you cannot underestimate the amount of planning for such a thing. Sydney, Australia. Not only is it on the other side of the world, 10,566.67 miles from London, Heathrow if you want to be exact. It’s also a pretty big challenge to set yourself if you’re a disabled person and you’ve never been on holiday without your
parents. Which is of course, exactly why I wanted to do it.

Whether you want to put it down to the fearlessness of youth or a desire to prove myself, Australia was where I was determined to go for my first “solo” trip abroad.

I began floating the idea with friends and family in 2004, a full year before we would eventually get there. Most people were incredibly supportive but as with anything there were the naysayers who tried to convince me it was too dangerous or complicated a trip to make. They all had their hearts in the right place but I was determined to go.

All in all, then, it took a full year to plan the Australia trip, and boy was there a lot to plan. Not only did we have to source accessible hotels, accessible taxis, and find flights with an appropriate airline, I also had to find the right care team and work out exactly how I was going to fund my own trip, let alone pay for my PA’s.

Although this all seemed a bit overwhelming at first, we soon managed to recruit some specialist help in the form of a travel agent named Jos who worked in my hometown of St. Ives. While many travel agents at this time (and probably still now) weren’t clued up about disability and accessible travel, Jos was most definitely a diamond in the rough.

Empathetic, understanding and brimming with contacts, she helped us to plan most of the holiday, sourcing accessible hotels, booking our flights from Heathrow and our internal flights around Oz. In other words, big shout out to Jos!

While I’ve now learnt to do most of this stuff myself, having someone else there to help really made us all feel more confident about what we were getting ourselves into, and made everything seem far more plausible than it initially had. If I was trying to be funny, and if she’d been a man I would’ve called her my “Wizard of Oz” but that would just be too terrible a joke wouldn’t it?

Without someone to help me organise everything, the trip would’ve been impossible, which, as you’ll find out in a moment, is one of the reasons
why I’m writing to you today.

There were so many awesome memories made in Oz and of course, some crazy mishaps too. Some highlights were:

  • Australia and Singapore as a whole were truly beautiful and amazing, not to be missed. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Melbourne cuisine and Noosa (near Brisbane) beaches were places I'll never forget!
  • The days we spent traversing the sights and soaking in the culture were truly special and made all the better by the evening we spent partying and making the most of the nightlife.
  • There was a rather nerve wracking issue with my wheelchair in Melbourne, it got somewhat knocked about and beaten up. Luckily everything turned out OK and let's be honest, I'd rather it was my wheelchair that took the beating and not me!
  • My two PA's didn't get on too well. Let's just say there were some 'differences in opinion' that threatened to derail the whole adventure. As they say though, every cloud has a silver lining and the experience taught me a lot about management and setting boundaries with the people who work for you.
  • Our stopover in Singapore almost became a nightmare when we found ourselves without a hoist to transfer me with. Luckily, my PA's and I pulled together and they lifted me.

You can see now, that even with the best planning, the best help and the best of intentions, things WILL go wrong. And yet, you can still have the holiday of a lifetime. The truth is, it’s not your fault travelling is so difficult for you. I know that sounds obvious, but just think for a minute. It’s not that you’re doing anything wrong...

It’s not that you’re lazy, or stupid, or incapable. It’s simply that travelling with a disability is REALLY freakin’ difficult. Which is why I’ve decided to do something about it. Introducing...

The ONLY Travel Newsletter Exclusively For Disabled People, That Solves All Your Biggest Challenges And Hooks You Up With Everything You’ll Need In One Place, For Less Than The Price Of Your Weekly Starbucks.

Sound good? I hope so.

This is my humble attempt to create a one-stop shop for everybody who wants to travel with a disability.

I want to take all the difficulty away, by providing:

  • In-depth guides for image1 (1)popular travel destinations so you'll have all the info you need to get where you want to go including accommodation, flights and ferries, transfers, taxis, places to go and sights to see.
  • Discounts on as many products and services as possible so you can make your trip of a lifetime affordable.
  • Interviews with accessible travel experts and businesses about all sorts of things that can make travelling easier for you.
  • Reviews of accessible products that might help you on your adventures (we'll even try and snag a discount for you).
  • Inspirational stories that will get you off your butt and onto that plane, because let’s be honest…

… travel is about much more than seeing sights and relaxing by the pool. Travel is about creating memories that last a lifetime, and for many of us, finding peace, happiness and solace in what is often a difficult life.

There’s nothing I or anybody else can do to make the actual travelling part easier. I can’t fix your disability, or make the practical things easier. But what I CAN do is put everything you need to make that trip, in one place. I can make it so all that stress and worry about how you’re going to make this trip can be eliminated or at the very least, massively reduced, by showing you the path and giving you access to all the resources you need.

I know what it's like to:

  • Worry about how you'll manage without your disability home comforts. Whether it's a hoist, shower chair, profiling bed or something else, these devices are no small thing for us, they make our lives possible, they enable us. Being without them is stressful and disabling. Fear not though, there are always places you can get these things.
  • Not be able to get around your destination. Inaccessible transport can be a real issue in foreign countries, especially the less developed ones. Even rural parts of the UK can have the same issues. Often the only way around this is to hunt for the right contacts; it really is a question of WHO you know.
  • Have limited information on accessible destinations. It's often really difficult to find out for sure that your destination is properly accessible. Questions like: are there steps, do you have a wheel in shower, can I get a wheelchair in the door? Are often met with blank stares and even when you do get an answer, you're never sure you can quite trust it. The ONLY answer is dedicated research and planning.
  • Face the inevitable unforeseen mishaps. Everybody faces these risks but sudden problems can be particularly disastrous for those of us with a disability. You can't possibly avoid every issue but with the right planning and inside info you can avoid 90% of all mishaps.

Accessible Traveller makes everything simple for you, by putting it all in one place and telling you EXACTLY what you need to do to get where you want to go, in the quickest, least stressful way possible.

What’s more, you won’t have to wait around. Chances are, we already have at least a rough guide for the type of holiday you want to take. If not, a completely specific blow-by-blow account, complete with tick boxes and checklists, to make sure you have everything you need and know exactly what to do.

Quite simply...

… Accessible Traveller is the fastest way to organise your holiday for the cheapest price possible with the least amount of hassle.

Just think, with access to Accessible Traveller’s in-depth guides, unmatchable discounts on insurance, equipment and everything else...

You could have that holiday of a lifetime that seems so impossible just half an hour ago, organized in as little as a week, or maybe less if you’re really keen. More importantly…

… Imagine actually being on the trip, savouring the sights, sounds and experiences you’ve dreamt about for so long, while making memories
you’ll remember forever. Trust me, it’s not to be missed, and I’d
like to make it possible for you.

“Martyn this all sounds wonderful but what exactly makes you qualified to give me advice?”

Good question:

  • Firstly, I've been travelling to crazy places since I was a young lad and I've been disabled since birth so I know EXACTLY what you're going through.
  • Secondly, it's been my life's work so far to help disabled people achieve their dreams and overcome the limitations places in front of them.
  • In 2012, I cofounded Disability Horizons one of the worlds largest online disability lifestyle publications where we provide information on everything from independent living, to fashion, to relationships and of course, accessible travel. During my time running DH I've learnt an awful lot about the challenges people face and how to overcome them.
  • Most recently, I've written THE book on travel for disabled people. Part memoir, part how-to guide my book "Everything is Possible" serves to show you beyond a shadow of a doubt, your disability cannot stop you travelling.
  • And now, my new mission is to help make your dream holiday or adventure a reality with Accessible Traveller.

You’re probably wondering what Accessible Traveller is and what it’ll do for you.
So here’s the answer in plain, simple English.

Every month you’ll receive a new  issue of Accessible Traveller by email which will contain:

  • Experience of the month: An in-depth guide to an exciting once in a lifetime type destination. We'll give you a blow-by-blow account of everything you need to do to travel and stay there with a disability, whilst getting the most out of your awesome holiday, so you can finally make those crazy life-changing trips you've always dreamed of.
  • Interviews with all sorts of experts, whether they're seasoned disabled travellers, holiday reps with a low down of how to travel with a disability, or suppliers of an awesome new piece of equipment. You'll discover the inside tips and tricks you'd otherwise miss, so you can plan your holidays without a hitch.
  • Product of the month: We'll do an in-depth review of a product that we believe could make things easier, faster or cheaper on your next trip so you can enjoy your adventure as comfortably and safely as possible (plus, we'll do our very best to snag you a discount as well).
  • Story of the month: We'll bring you inspirational and insightful stories from other disabled people who've travelled the world like you intend to do. We'll have them reveal exactly how they did it, all the difficulties and all the tips they have to give you, so you can get motivated and discover some of the overlooked tips you might otherwise miss.
  • Get a one-stop shop for travel insurance. We've arranged a deal with a leading insurance company, a specialist in disability travel insurance, who are willing to give all of our subscribers discounted rates on their travel insurance. Trust me, this is a BIG deal. Travelling with an existing condition is often VERY expensive and you'll be able to get your insurance cheap.
  • Accessible equipment guides and supplier directory: One of the most awkward things about travelling with a disability is organising all of your equipment. We've got you covered here. Not only do we have in-depth guides on all sorts of pieces of equipment, we've linked up with suppliers the world over, to get you discounts wherever you go, so you'll know exactly where to get what you need AND at a bargain price.
  • Access to our accessible travel vault: Over time, we intend to create guides for pretty much every destination you can imagine. And as a subscriber, you'll get access to all of them, forever. So wherever you want to go, you'll have a guide to get you there, with as little hassle as possible.

Here's what people think of Accessible Traveller so far...

1.     What are the difficulties of travelling with a disability?

Travelling as a disabled person requires preparation, planning and a sense of adventure.  

2.     What do you think of Accessible Traveller?

I think Accessible Traveller is fantastic, we can never have enough resources that encourage and celebrate travel for disabled people.

3.     How do you think it will help people?

I think it will help to inform and encourage those who want to travel and don’t know where to start, and help seasoned travellers find new places to go.

4.     Who would you recommend Accessible Traveller to?

Disabled people and their companions who want to enjoy travel – from day trips to longer holidays.

- Carrie-Ann Lightley, Tourism For All

Travelling with a disability can be taxing as it needs a lot of planning a forethought. But it needn't be impossible. Accessible Traveller can give inspiration and confidence to disabled people with a travel bug.

- Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion Manager for BBC Digital

1. What are the difficulties of travelling with a disability?

As Campaigns Officer for Trailblazers (Muscular Dystrophy UK’s network of young disabled people), we repeatedly here of things just not going to plan when going travelling. Therefore, I think the most difficult part of travelling as a disabled person is the uncertainty. Unless you’ve stayed in a place before or know someone who has, you have no guarantee that the accommodation will be suitable for your needs or how accessible the area will be. If you’re flying, you have no certainty that you’re wheelchair will be handled carefully and won’t arrive damaged, or your vital medical equipment won’t get lost. Now disabled people are master life- hackers, we’re constantly finding innovative solutions to access problems; but, if you can’t access the bathroom or your independence has been removed by a broken wheelchair, this is really going to ruin someone’s holiday.

2. What do you think of Accessible Traveller?

I therefore think ‘Accessible Traveller’ is a great idea. You will never be able to mitigate the risk of travelling fully, but by having a site that has honest and reliable information it is going to help hugely. I also think it’s great that ‘Accessible Traveller’ recognises and tries to lessen the financial burden of travelling with a disability. Costs can seriously mount up when you need to bring personal assistants or hire equipment. Trailblazers found that 80% of disabled people believed holidays to be more expensive as a direct result of disability.

Travelling is such an amazing experience for anyone and it is a shame for many disabled people it feels unachievable. I hope ‘Accessible Traveller’ will help give disabled people confidence in their ability to travel.

3. How do you think it will help people?

It will help in two ways; saving time and saving money.

Disabled people are often excellent planners but it can take an immense amount of time to find all the relevant information on different sites that’s needed. Airlines, assisted travel, hotels, equipment hire – all these things are scattered all over the internet. By having a site that brings resources together will be a huge time-saver. It will give disabled travellers more time to research the must-visit bars!

Travellers will also be able to save money through the associated discounts. When holidays already cost more for disabled people, this will be a huge help.

4. Who would you recommend Accessible Traveller to?

All the disabled people I know! I think a resource like this will be easily shared between networks. I’m sure it will be very popular among the Trailblazers.

- Lauren West, Muscular Dystrophy UK Trailblazers

1. What are the difficulties of travelling with a disability?

Traveling as a wheelchair user definitely comes with its hassles, but I always believe that it's ultimately worth it in the end. Some difficulties that I've encountered have included public transportation not being accessible within a city, having my wheelchair damaged during flight, and more.

2. What do you think of Accessible Traveller?

I love Accessible Traveller and think that it is an extremely valuable resource for disabled travelers.

3. How do you think it will help people?

I think that it will be a huge help to people. I love that it contains successful stories from disabled travelers, so that others can see that it's completely possible to travel as a wheelchair user. The numerous tips are helpful as well, for new travelers and seasoned travelers alike.

4. Who would you recommend Accessible Traveller to?

I would recommend Accessible Traveller to anyone that dreams of getting out there and exploring the world.

- Cory Lee, Disability Travel Expert

1. What are the difficulties of travelling with a disability?

Every customer with a disability we come into contact with is an individual with different needs from other customers with disabilities. In addition to this the complexities of planning their journey will depend on where they are traveling from, where they are going to, where they hope to stay and what they want to do when they arrive. As an airline we obviously focus on making the air travel experience as comfortable and seamless as possible. However, we are aware that sometimes even getting to and from the airport can be an issue for customers with accessibility related requirements.

2. What do you think of Accessible Traveller?

It’s great to see a publication which aims to bring the whole travel experience together and provide suggestions that will open up the world to other customers with disabilities.

3. How do you think it will help people?

I think it will inspire people to try new things and travel to new places. It will also provide them with the practical knowledge of how to do so.

4. Who would you recommend Accessible Traveller to?

Everyone. I think there is information in there that anyone will find useful whether they do or don’t have a disability. I don’t have a disability myself but I found information in there that inspired me to think about travelling to new places.

- Geraldine Lundy, Passenger Accessibility Manager, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

So Here’s The Deal

Accessible Traveller is your one-stop shop for travelling the world with a disability. It’ll give you all the information you need, access to the best vendors, insurance providers and equipment, and all for less than the price of a Starbucks a week.

But there’s more, this is a new venture that will become more valuable for you over time. That’s not enough for me though. I want to make it so valuable for you, right now, you’d be silly not to take me up on my offer.

So I've Created Some Special Bonuses For You:

  • 1

    Free Copy Of "Everything Is Possible", Martyn's Memoire/Travel Gudie In eBook And Audiobook Format

    Have you ever wanted to do something people have told you was impossible? Then this is the book for you. This is the story of the scrapes, skirmishes and silly situations that one man and his wheelchair can get into, given a little self belief and a whole lot of planning. Proving that despite the doubters, everything really is possible.

  • 2

    In-depth Travel Guide To The Destination Of A Lifetime: Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne is one of the worlds largest and wealthiest cities and to visit Australia's cultural capital is top of many people's bucket lists. For many of us, Australia is one of the most difficult places to get to and that's why we've included a fully fledged in-depth guide as a bonus for our first issue. You'll discover the easiest way to get there, the best places to stay and exciting places to visit.

  • 3

    An Exciting Interview With Cory Lee, A 25 Year Old Travel Addict From America About his Accessible Trip To Iceland

    You'll discover Cory's surprising and exciting story about his accessible holiday to Reykjavic, Iceland and the fabled Blue Lagoon. He gives us the low down on how to get around Iceland whatever your disability. This story is not to be missed.

  • 4

    How To Fly With A Disability: A Day With Virgin Atlantic Special Assisstance

    It's no secret that flying with a disability is really difficult. As you've probably already seen from our video on flying, Virgin Atlantic are extremely good at helping people get things sorted and they were kind enough to show us all the equipment people can use to help them access planes and be comfortable during the fight regardless of what airline they choose. In this in-depth guide, you'll discover everything you need to access air travel with a disability.

  • 5

    In-depth Travel Guide To The Destination Of A Lifetime: Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne is one of the worlds largest and wealthiest cities and to visit Australia's cultural capital is top of many people's bucket lists. For many of us, Australia is one of the most difficult places to get to and that's why we've included a fully fledged in-depth guide as a bonus for our first issue. You'll discover the easiest way to get there, the best places to stay and exciting places to visit.

“How much will this cost me, Martyn?”

Good question. As I said, I want this to be a no-brainer for you, and also the most truly valuable resource for travelling with a disability. The retail price of Accessible Traveller is just £74.99 a year.

If, after a year, you’re still happy, we’ll bill you the yearly subscription of £74.99 without you having to do anything. Relax though, we’ll email you before we bill you, and cancelling is as easy as clicking a button. So if it’s not for you; no big deal.

What’s more, if you purchase Accessible Traveller today, and aren’t happy for any reason whatsoever, we have a full money back, 60-day guarantee. So if after 2 issues, you’re not getting the value you feel you deserve, cancel and we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.

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£7/ month
  • You'll receive a monthly issue that contains:

  • In-depth guides for popular travel destinations
  • Reviews of accessible equipment and other products
  • Discounts on insurance, accommodation and equipment
  • Inspirational stories from other disabled travellers
  • Free copy of 'Everything Is Possible', Martyn's memoir / travel guide in eBook and audio book format
  • An in-depth travel guide to Melbourne, Australia
  • How to fly with a disability: An Insiders Guide
  • How to find the right accessible accommodation for you
  • An interview with Cory Lee, 25 year old travel addict from America, about his accessible trip to Iceland

Yes please, give me instant access for just £7 / month
  • Invest £199 now, get lifetime access to everything we create forever. Just pay £7 / year to cover our publishing costs
  • You'll receive a monthly issue that contains:

  • In-depth guides for popular travel destinations
  • Reviews of accessible equipment and other products
  • Discounts on insurance, accommodation and equipment
  • Inspirational stories from other disabled travellers
  • An interview with Cory Lee, 25 year old travel addict from America, about his accessible trip to Iceland
  • An in-depth travel guide to Melbourne, Australia
  • How to fly with a disability: An Insiders Guide
  • How to find the right accessible accommodation for you
  • An interview with Cory Lee, 25 year old travel addict from America, about his accessible trip to Iceland
  • Complementary 60 minute one on one travel workshop with Martyn (value £145), where he'll help you plan your next trip and give you access to his personal contacts
Yes please, give me instant LIFETIME access for just £199

Sounds too good to be true right? Well, this is one time it isn't, I'm serious…

We've secured you a whole range of discounts with suppliers and it's our goal to make it so you can earn back your investment in Accessible Traveller AND make a saving by taking advantage of these discounts for your next trip.

Let's do the maths:

A travel insurance quote for someone with Muscular Dystrophy
to go to the USA for a week was £533.44, so:

Cost of Insurance

Saving from 10% discount

Cost of first year of Accessible Traveller


£74.99 - £53.34

ONLY £21.65

And that's with only one discount, imagine how much you'd save over an entire holiday.

You can see by now, that Accessible Traveller has some real value. It WILL, if you follow the advice and take advantage of the discounts we offer, allow you to take that trip you've always dreamt of, with far less hassle and at far less expense than you imagined. So here’s what I want you to do now: Click the button below that says: “order now”, and enter your details so we can send you your first issue and all of your bonus’.

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Best wishes,

Martyn Sibley

p.s. Let me give you a quick warning. I know it’s tempting to want to do everything yourself. I’ve always been like that, fiercely independent. The truth is though, sometimes asking for help just makes things easier. Especially when it's from someone who’s done exactly it is you want to do.

If you have a disability, and you’re looking to make a big trip, or even a small one, and you’re intimidated or simply stressed by the prospect of organising everything, it’s my sincere belief that Accessible Traveller will make things a million times easier for you. And the harsh truth is...

...if you don’t do something about that trip, whether it’s investing in Accessible Traveller or not, it’ll never happen. You’ll just be sat here, where you are right now, dreaming about going. Don’t dream, do. If that resonates with you, I urge you to get Accessible Traveller right now - Click the button below to get started.

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