Discover the world on your terms
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
Let’s demand that the world be accessible to everyone. Inclusivity is possible.
Ean Price has travelled extensively around the world for many years. He has collected a wealth of information about accessible travel and is happy to share with fellow travellers.
More and more people living with a disability are making the decision to explore the world. Here is the growing collection of their experiences.
While researching and preparing for travels across the world is part of the fun, it is important to find an experienced travel agent who will work with you to get it right.
A passion for travel
Ean: “For me there is nothing more amazing than arriving in a new country, leaving the plane for the first time and taking that first breath of air. I realize it is a little ironic coming from a man using a ventilator. But that first breath, especially when I arrive at a tropical destination, announces immediately I am not in Canada anymore: that is unbelievably exciting for me.
Experiencing that initial rush of hot hair signals to me without a doubt I am at the beginning of an amazing adventure. Of course, I won’t have truly arrived until I’m in my wheelchair. The exhilarating first moment is only three quarters of having made it to my destination. I hope ICAN travel will be able to help you navigate all parts of your travels to minimize your work and maximize the enjoyment.”
Ean’s travels and how-tos
Ean has visited many places around the world. This section is not only about him sharing his experiences of those trips but also offering his well tested planning approach including handy lists of what he himself packs when he sets out on another adventure.
- Ancient ruins, the Caribbean, fresh guacamole, and an electronic music festival.My favourite type of holiday includes all of the above! And as it happens Mexico’s majestic Yucatán Peninsula has something or all of the above for everyone. We began our adventure in Cancún immersing ourselves into the three-day Paradise Blue Festival. Especially after more than two years of living pretty much in isolation due to the pandemic restrictions being…
- Japan is a wonderland of hidden gemsWhen I started to plan my trip, one travel agent I contacted advised me against travelling to Japan. He believed I would encounter a lot of accessibility issues. I weighed up his advice against the fact that Japan was going to be the host of the 2020 Special Olympics. I decided to go despite his advice because I was…
- Cambodia, a friendly placeNotorious for flashy lights and booming music, Pub Street is the heart of the party scene in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With food around every corner there is something for everybody – including a café serving an assortment of bugs! Have you ever eaten a tarantula? I have – ants, silkworms, and grasshoppers too! Most of the amenities are at…
- Thailand has something for everyoneThe floating markets of Thailand are a surreal experience that should be on every traveler’s itinerary. The narrow canals of the market are packed with riverboats carrying a dizzying assortment of local cuisines and souvenirs for tourists. I didn’t think the floating markets would be accessible but the resort I was staying at, Damnoen Care Resort Hotel, had a…
Share YOUR travel expertise
We invite contributions of fellow adventurers travelling with a disability to share their stories of exploring the world and how they went about organizing their trips. This information will not only inspire but also help other people living with a disability to organize future trips. Please send us a message so we can talk!
- Incredible IndiaFelicity has myotonic myopathy, symptoms are reduced lung capacity and trouble walking long distances. She already was an accomplished traveller, having visited Europe, the US and Panama, before she decided to go to India. She wanted to go to India in particular to study with Indian medical doctors while volunteering in free medical clinics. I went in June 2015…
- Living in Costa RicaSherriLee has MS and lives in Costa Rica. She always had a passion for travel and moving to a different country felt like a natural progression. Ean has recently had a chat with her about how accessible Costa Rica as a country is but in particular about the town she lives in, Jaco, located right on the Pacific.
- Hola, Mexico City!Dan Spelts has been visiting Mexico City many times since 2017. His in-laws live in this incredibly cosmopolitan city. He stays at their house in a residential area and generally travels at least once a year flying from Vancouver directly to Mexico City. He has Cerebral Palsy and uses a manual wheelchair to get around in Mexico because he…