Cory Lee and Camel

Cory Lee was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of two but that didn’t curb his thirst for adventure. Cory has traveled across all 7 continents in his wheelchair, while managing to run his travel blog CurbFreeWithCoryLee.com, where he shares his accessible, and sometimes not so accessible, travel adventures with others. Cory’s blog has received the prestigious Webby Award for Best Personal Blog and 2 Lowell Thomas Awards for Best Travel Blog. He was also named New Mobility Magazine’s Person of the Year. Cory hopes to inspire other wheelchair users to roll out of their comfort zone and see all of the beauty that the world has to offer. 

Cory Lee started his blog in 2013 when researching for a trip to Australia. He realized that there wasn’t any information about wheelchair accessible things to do in Australia. Doing further research, he realized there wasn’t a lot of information about wheelchair accessible traveling in general and wanted to offer resources to other wheelchair users for their travels. Cory is now based in Atlanta and travels extensively every year for about four months.

His blog has grown extensively and Cory now has an audience of about 60,000 followers. 80% of his trips are oriented towards reviewing destinations that invite him. He then gives them input about what they can do better and what they are already doing a good job at. Today, after experiencing many adventures and writing on the blog he launched in 2013, Cory has become the leading blogger in the accessible travel space.

Cory Lee on camel
Cory Lee on camel

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Traveling the world in a powered wheelchair

At the age of two, Cory was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy. Because this disease is progressive it has served as a catalyst for Cory to see as much of the world as he can.  

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