In the rush of preparing for a holiday, it can sometimes be easy to forget to pack the essentials into your carry-on bag. Here are the top 5 things to make sure are handy when you fly. Continue reading
As I’m writing this, it’s been about a week since I’ve come back from Las Vegas. I love Vegas. I was there for four exciting days. The days were filled with scorching heat, shopping, dining, and trying, unsuccessfully, my hand at gambling.
I booked the trip a few days prior to leaving for Italy. If you’re reading this blog for the first time you can read about some of the tours I went on here.
We flew with Westjet and stayed at Bellagio. Rather surprisingly, my wheelchair suffered no damage at all during either of the flights. I was getting used to going to baggage services after every flight. Things are looking up.
My first attempt at doing any kind of video editing. I hope you like it!
My day spent in Florence was a whirlwind of spectacular proportions. From Rome, we took the high-speed train, Trenitalia. We managed to pack a lot into the ten hours that we were there. But before I discuss what we did in Florence, I will tell you all about booking a wheelchair accessible train ticket and the assistance you will receive boarding the train.
Whether or not you go on a guided tour, there is so much to do, see, and eat in Rome. If you use a wheelchair, like myself, then getting around Rome can present some challenges. In this post, I will discuss some obstacles you might meet throughout the city, different transportation methods, accessibility throughout the places I visited, and things I learned along the way. If you’d like to read about some of the accessible tours I went on in Italy, check out Part One here. Continue reading
Credit goes to www.romeanditaly.com for filming this for me. For more information read Part Four of the wheelchair accessible tours I went on in Italy.
This post is the conclusion of the accessible tours I went on with Rome and Italy. Over the course of two days, we visited Appian Way and Castel Sant’Angelo, plus a bonus tour of the Ara Pacis Augustae. Be sure that you don’t miss Part Three which was all about Pompeii and my private tour at the Vatican Museum. Continue reading
I was so excited to finally get to see Pompeii up close after learning about it in class and, of course, after watching the Hollywood blockbuster of the eponymous name starring Kit Harrington. This post will be about that and my visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with Rome and Italy. Here is Part Two in case you missed it. Continue reading
Tour #3: The Baths of Caracalla, Rome
Background: Emperor Septimius Severus first commissioned the baths in AD 206 and after his death, Caracalla, his son, completed the baths in AD 216. The composition of the baths was typical of any Roman bath, including the frigidarium (cold water), the tepidarium (tepid water), and the caldarium (hot water), but on a much grander scale. The natatio (swimming pool) was next to the frigidarium and was open to the sky. In its day, the baths would have been decorated with marble, paintings, sculptures, and floor mosaics. On each side of the baths was the palaestra (gymnasium) where people could exercise. Libraries and gardens were also a part of the Baths of Caracalla. Continue reading