Cruise ships docked in the bay at St. Thomas, US Virgin islands

Accessibility in the Virgin Islands

While the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are much better equipped for travelers with physical disabilities than the British Virgin Islands, lack of accessibility is an issue. Author Susanna Henighan Potter shares advice and tips on hotels, getting around, and cruise options.

Sunrise at Dante's View, looking out over Death Valley, California.

Accessible Sights and Drives in Death Valley

These recommended destinations in Death Valley National Park include drives and sights easily seen from parking areas as well as two ADA-accessible trails. Roads are paved or graded dirt, and in most cases there are no formal parking spaces.

Petroglyphs marked on exposed granite.

Phoenix Day Hike: Waterfall Trail

Wheelchair-accessible and kid-friendly, the Waterfall Trail is just filled with delights. The graded-dirt portion includes educational plaques with details about surrounding plants, animals (bobcats, ringtails, bats, and hawks), and petroglyphs.