Carrie-Ann Lightley

Carrie-Ann Lightley
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Accessible travel blog, expertise and inspiration

I live in the Lake District with my husband Darren and our little dog, Poppy.

I love to travel, to the next town or somewhere far away.  I’m an organiser, a planner, and a list maker.  Researching new places to go is what I love to do, and it was part of my role as Information Service Manager at Tourism for All for 13 years.  I’ve recently started a new job, as Marketing Manager at DisabledGo, the UK’s leading provider of accessibility information.

I have Cerebral Palsy, which means I use a wheelchair. I was brought up to believe that there is nothing I absolutely cannot do – there is always a way. My blog and travel writing is my way of sharing that belief with the world, and celebrating accessible businesses that go above and beyond to make sure that everybody enjoys their holidays and travels. 

​Accessible travel isn’t always easy, it does require a lot of extra planning and sometimes there are surprises along the way.  For me, that makes the beach sunsets, the rooftop city views, and the countryside landscapes even more beautiful.  To have overcome what feels like a million extra obstacles and be able to say ‘I got here!’ is an amazing feeling.  That’s why I have such a passion for the industry I work in; every day I help people to realise their accessible travel dreams, and help businesses to make those dreams possible.

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