Lilly Longshore has done much in her 57 years, 17 of which have been on wheels. After a long and successful career as a Waste Water Environmental Engineer, she is now retired and returning to her first love, becoming a travel writer. Lilly spent time in the Peace Corps as a young woman, speaks multiple languages, and is also the founder of LillyLongshore.com.
Lilly has just finished her personal memoir, depicting her life not only as a wheelchair user, but as a legally blind woman, and mother of a legally blind son who suffers from the same degenerative retina disease that she has. Lilly provides valuable insight into how someone can start their adventure on wheels, as well as inspires, educates, and provides a little courage to those who are seeking to PUSH towards TRAVEL!
What you’ll learn from this invigorating and exciting podcast:
- How Lilly became a wheelchair user after a freak fall at home.
- Lilly’s personal travel style and preferences, and why she loves to travel.
- Her experiences with traveling alone, with a companion, or with a group tour.
- The qualities to look for in a tour provider, and what red flags to look out for.
- The advantages/disadvantages of private tours vs. personal tours.
- The pros and cons of using a manual chair vs. a powered chair when traveling, and what else you should travel with.
- Lilly’s upcoming trips and the best (and most difficult) cities/countries to travel to in a wheelchair.
- Lilly’s top travel tips, and the obstacles we still face in accessible travel
- Lilly’s Website: https://lillylongshore.com/