Getting a little stir crazy during Quarantine amidst the Covid-19 pandemic is normal for most of us. It’s been almost one year since the pandemic greatly impacted our everyday lives – restricting movement and travel all over the world. We all want life to go back to how it was, but, we can’t help but see ALL of the amazing silver linings that Covid has brought all of us in different ways. Finding happiness within us regardless of your external situation is something we have all had to look at during these tough times. That being said, taking a road trip or staycation within your area or own city (while still sticking to travel rules) can be a nice relief and change of scenery to refresh us all. With travel for couples like us, accessibility at hotels and amenities be super frustrating – no amount of preparedness or planning seems to make it so everything goes smoothly all of the time, every time.

Join hosts Brooke and Elena as they discuss road trips and accessibility during the pandemic, and how advocacy with access can change an entire experience for those coming after you. The women discuss their different experiences at the same remote resort in Tofino British Columbia, close to where they’re from, and how “making a big deal” and educating staff – using your voice in a positive way to promote change – can change the experiences of guests in the future. Your voice DOES matter!

We finish up the podcast with a discussion of silver linings of the pandemic including evolving mental health tolerance and it’s acceptance in mainstream thinking.

This episode is sponsored by Wishart Brain and Spine Law https://brainandspinelaw.com. Robyn Wishart and her team of SCI Lawyers specialize in helping those who are injured live a life and NOT a claim and serve clients all over North America as advocates. To learn more about what Robyn is doing to help the WAGS of SCI community, visit our website or contact Wishart Law directly to discuss your claim for FREE.

This episode is sponsored by Camp PossAbility , a camp for people with Spinal Cord Injuries aged 18-40. This years Camp PossAbility is in Martinsville Indiana, and will be attended by people from all over the United States. This week long camp hosts many adapted activities, and provides all its attendees with trained SCI assistants for BP, transfers, Skin checks and more (they even include medical supplies and equipment!). This years Camp PossAbility runs from August 1st – 6th 2021, and registration opens February 1st. Limited spots available with financial aid and payment plans available for those who need it. The best part? Most of the Camp fee is taken care of by Camp PossAbility staff through grants and donations. For more information visit http://www.camppossability.org or email lauren@camppossability.org. You can also contact them via their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Shout Out to Rebecca Minna of For The Love Of Parking https://www.fortheloveofparking.com, an advocacy platform dedicated to creating awareness and education around access for all. Rebecca is dedicated to changing ADA laws, but needs YOUR help! She also sells medical grade Percussor massage devices on her “shop” page (use code WAGSOFSCI for a discount!) For more information visit https://www.fortheloveofparking.com and use the hashtag #DontParkLikeAPunk