November 2017

Step by Step, Hand by Hand

Step by Step, Hand by Hand

Spencer West is a household name in our community largely due to his motivational speaking for WE, his role as ambassador, and his humanitarian efforts. Some of these efforts include Spencer's amazing journey on June 13, 2012 when he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds to provide clean water to over 12,500 people. His 187-mile (300 km) journey from Edmonton to Calgary on his hands and in his wheelchair continues to redefine what's possible.

Posted on 11/28/2017


Service Animals in Airports

Service Animals in Airports

Between checking bags, clearing security, getting to your gate on time, and trying to get that seat you want, traveling can be stressful. But what about traveling with a service dog? While service dogs can be of tremendous help to their owners, on top of all the normal stresses of traveling, the owner also has to worry about their service dog. Among the many questions you may ask yourself before traveling with your furry service companion, you may wonder: What if my dog has to use the bathroom after we've gone through security?

Posted on 11/21/2017


Tips for Flying with a Wheelchair

Tips for Flying with a Wheelchair

While flying is the quickest way to travel, it comes with the stress of long lines, the dreaded airport security pat-down, and sometimes even lengthy delays. Another stressor is wheelchairs frequently get damaged when flying, so this adds a whole new set of things to consider and plan for when heading to the airport. However, as a frequent flyer who loves earning those miles, I've learned much throughout my expeditions. Therefore, I've compiled a list of the top tips and tricks to help your wheelchair arrive unscathed and ready for your next adventure!

Posted on 11/14/2017


Reflecting on One Year of Live Quickie

Reflecting on One Year of Live Quickie

As of today, LiveQuickie.com is one year old. Like most one-year-olds, it has been a year of growth and learning. We have learned so much from all of our readers, bloggers, and contributors, and we truly couldn't have made it this far without you. We hope you have found this site to be a resource, an inspiration, and a place to share experiences & celebrate victories. Looking ahead to year two of Live Quickie, we have lots of new ideas and maybe a surprise or two coming your way. In the meantime, here are the blogs and videos that you told us were your favorites.

Posted on 11/7/2017


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