Sylvia Longmire is an award-winning accessible travel writer, a service-disabled Air Force veteran, and the former Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016. She travels around the world, usually solo, in her power wheelchair to document the accessibility of her destinations through articles, photography, and video.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, this Air Force veteran refused to let MS define her. She has also refused to let her wheelchair confine her. Sylvia has visited 54 countries, 43 of those as a wheelchair user and 34 of those by herself.
Sylvia is also the owner of an accessible travel agency, President of the nonprofit scholarship fund The PreJax Foundation, and a staunch advocate for accessibility in Central Florida.
Sylvia continually tries to inform and educate the hospitality sector and businesses large and small about accessibility issues. She has also created a series of PSA-style videos on how to improve accessibility at the local level, one of which has garnered over one million views and counting.
She is a brand ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine, the author of three accessible travel books, and the creator of the Spin the Globe accessible travel blog.
We look forward to her ongoing contributions as an accessible travel and Multiple Sclerosis guide here on NATURALLY ABLE!
- Instagram: @sylvia_longmire
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spintheglobeonwheels/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYRw8y1l7zCoAt8Y-jTikAg
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sylvialongmire