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Traveling the World In A Wheelchair

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He is unassuming and enters the room in an unassuming fashion.  He takes the stage in his wheelchair, takes the mike and suddenly he is transformed.  He is a rock star no longer in disguise.

Cory Lee rocked the stage at TBex with his keynote that left the audience with tears in their eyes and a fire in their belly to charge forward for their dreams….  (he also left us with the all important reminder to always use the bathroom before we board a plane, particularly if in a wheelchair).

Cory is a world traveler and blogger and has seen most of the world by wheelchair.  He has a neurodegenerative disease that keeps him in a wheel chair and continues to weaken his muscles.  Nonetheless, this guy travels and he travels with a mission to inspire others in wheelchairs to travel as well.  #curbfreewithcorylee

Cory shared stories which for him were experienced much differently than we often think of as a typical traveler.  From harrowing stories of riding over cobblestones in Europe and Russia, to stories of so-called “wheel chair accessible” tours of the Amazon Rain Forest, to riding a Camel in Morocco, to riding in a van over pothole laden roads in Africa, he has experienced it all … and he shares it with his audience and serves as an inspiration.

He has been on 6 continents and has plans in the next few years to travel to the 7th,  Antarctica.  He is also running wheelchair accessible tours, however his currently scheduled trip to Iceland sold out in three hours.

With Cory’s humor and his tact, you will truly enjoy following his blog and seeing the world through his eyes.

https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/

About Author

After graduating from Brandeis University, Alison worked as a teacher at two of the top high schools in the country and spent her summers traveling the world. On one of her adventures, she visited Stellenbosch and Paarl in South Africa, which ignited a lifelong passion for learning about wine. In 2004, she worked as a Wine Consultant for the Traveling Vineyard and began to study wine more intensively. While working as a high tech recruiter, she completed her Advanced Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in the UK in 2018. Her wine travels have taken her to the wine growing regions of the US, Europe, Africa and Australia. Alison is a member of the Boston Sommelier Society, a member of the Guild of Master Sommeliers and is a Wine, Travel and Lifestyle Media Influencer. Currently, after leaving her recruiting career, Alison is running her business, Artisan Wine Group, teaching wine courses, running private and corporate wine events and organizing wine tours.

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