Just sitting on the beach puts a smile on our faces. There’s something special about warm breezes blowing across your cheeks, breathing healthy gulps of saltwater air, listening to waves crash against the shore and seeing the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico tickling the sugar-white sand.
Here's an up-tempo, 2-1/2-minute slideshow featuring wheelchairs that give you front-row seating on the beach. Most of the models you will see sport low-pressure balloon tires that distribute the chair's weight evenly over the sand, allowing it to be driven or pushed up and down the beach, be it wet or dry. You'll find both manual and power chairs, plus a walker, a stroller and even a stretcher.
I lost count a long time ago of the number of cruises I’ve been on. But it’s a lot. I’ve written three books on the cruise line industry, which means countless days working at sea. But when I wanted to take a cruise for the sheer joy of being on the ocean, I decided on a Holland America cruise on the Westerdam.