Cory Lee | Curb Free with Cory Lee
Cory is an award-winning travel blogger, sought-after speaker and major change-maker in the accessible travel space. Having adventured across all seven continents, Cory’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 2) diagnosis has only fueled his desire to explore the world—and importantly, his advocacy for why traveling with a disability is worth all the while.
His content focuses on helping other wheelchair users travel the globe and bringing awareness to accessible experiences and destinations. Check out what he looks for in a wheelchair-accessible hotel room, how to explore Grand Rapids, Michigan or some of his tips for air travel.
Holly | Life of a Blind Girl
Holly is a 27-year writer and music-lover. Considered one of the most influential people with a disability in the U.K., she frequently speaks on and writes about all things vision impairment and disability misconceptions—topics close to her heart as she herself is registered blind.
Her blog content transcends travel but delivers valuable insights key to ensuring hospitality and travel workforces are equipped to accommodate the needs of all ability levels. Take, for example, her recent experience on public transportation, thoughts on the importance of transportation safety features or tips for making your blog or online content accessible for those with visual impairments.
Kristy Durso | @kristygoes
Kristy is a mom to three, Ms. Wheelchair Texas and traveler extraordinaire. She seeks to bridge the gap between what is labeled as “accessible” and what is truly disability friendly. Being a full-time wheelchair user has not stopped Kristy from taking on adventures—be it zip lining, taking on a skate park or cruising Alaska. Her honest reviews shine a light on businesses doing it right and challenge others to improve.
Kristy’s work goes far beyond her social media. Her consulting is valued by destination marketing organizations, tourist boards and resorts alike—in addition to her impactful endeavors as a business owner at Incredible Travel Memories where she curates fully accessible vacations alongside vetted agents.
The traveler's journey is full of opportunities to improve. Whether it’s an overhaul to ensure accessibility or fine-tuning to enhance the hospitality experience, expanding inclusivity is a necessity for the industry. Voices like Kristy’s, Holly’s and Cory’s are helping to change the industry and serve as both inspirational and tactical springboards to do better so that everyone—no matter their abilities—can explore our beautiful world.