Welcome to WheelchairJimmy.com

Welcome to WheelchairJimmy.com where we intend to make travel more accessible, convenient and comforting for persons with disabilities and their families, especially those confined to wheelchairs. We intend to provide everything for today's travel including transportation and and travel tips and an extensive database on accessible hotels, restaurants, city attractions, cruises and local transportation.

We Enjoy Travel

As a paraplegic for the past 51 years (since age 20) our founder Jim has traveled the globe in a wheelchair in his business career and personally with his wife. These travels have taken him to 5 continents and almost 40 countries throughout Europe and Asia as well as North and South America. He has traveled down the Pearl River in China (on a barge), been to Moscow, Tokyo and Hong Kong, driven throughout England, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand and cruised throughout the Mediterranean, the Baltic, British Isles, New Zealand and South America. He has additionally traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada in all modes of transportation.

Over the years Jim has encountered about every accessibility issue imaginable, but he also found people around the world are incredibly helpful and willing to accommodate. Traveling in a wheelchair requires good advance planning, and our mission is to help that planning process, and permit disabled travelers and their families to get out and see our beautiful world in a fun, comfortable, knowledgeable manner.

We Will Be Everywhere

Our goal is to use Jim's in depth travel experience to help every disabled person together with their family members, everywhere, and know all aspects of disability and accessible travel. Our site will initially cover North America, parts of New Zealand, South America and Western Europe and provide travelers accessibility ratings for thousands of hotels, restaurants, cruises, city attractions and local transportation. We expect to constantly source new locations in the U.S. and, with the help of our followers, worldwide. We do all the heavy lifting to make your trip planning easier.

Jim Parsons

Date of Birth:




June 1947 - Chicago, IL


Indiana University - Bachelor of Science
Indiana University - MBA

Venture Capital - Bank of America
Head of Bank of America's Entertainment, Media and Health Care Industry Group
Co-Founder of digital wireless provider UbiquiTel - sold to Sprint 2006
CEO - Kingston Capital
Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island - Prior Board of Directors, Trust Treasurer
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System - Prior Member of Consumer Advisory Board

Jim's World Travels



United States

Glacier Bay, AK
Juneau, AK
Ketchikan, AK
Skagway, AK
Phoenix, AR
Tucson, AR
Mesa, AR
Glendale, AR
Scottsdale, AR
Tempe, AR
Peoria, AR
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Jose, CA
San Francisco, CA
Fresno, CA
Sacramento, CA
Long Beach, CA
Oakland, CA

Bakersfield, CA
Anaheim, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Riverside, CA
Irvine , CA
San Bernardino, CA
Oxnard, CA
Glendale, CA
Huntington Beach, CA
Garden Grove, CA
Oceanside , CA
Santa Rosa, CA
Ontario, CA
Elk Grove, CA
Pomona, CA
Torrance, CA
Escondido, CA
Pasadena, CA

Fullerton, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA
Denver, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
New Haven, CT
Washington DC
Miami, FL
Tampa, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Orlando, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Honolulu, HI
Kahana, HI
Boise, ID
Chicago, IL
Joliet, IL
Naperville, IL
Champaign, IL

Indianapolis, IN
Bloomingtom, IN
Kansas City, KS
Louisville, KY
New Orleans, LA
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Minneapolis, MN
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, NV
Reno, NV
Newark, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Durham, NC

Cleveland, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Dayton, OH
Tulsa, OK
Portland, OR
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Providence, RI
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Arlington, TX
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Tacoma, WA
Vancouver, WA
Milwaukee, WI


Vancouver, BC
Toronto, ON
Montreal, QC
Quebec City, QC

Great Britain

London, UK
Windsor , UK
Southampton, UK
Liverpool, UK
Salisbury, UK
Guernsey, UK

Wales | Scotland | Ireland

Portmeirion Village, Wales
Tenby, Wales
Llandovery, Wales
Conwy, Wales
Fishguard, Wales

Cardiff, Wales
Ruthin, Wales
Glasgow, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Inverness/ Loch Ness, Scotland

Dublin, Ireland
Waterford, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
Killarney, Ireland
Tralee, Ireland

Lisdoonvara, Ireland
Calway, Ireland
Limmerick, Ireland
Belfast, Ireland


Paris, France
Le Harve, France


Moscow, Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia


Hong Kong
Guangzhou, China


Toyko, Japan


Pisa, Italy
Siena, Italy
Rome, Italy
Florence, Italy


Madrid, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Costa del Sol, Spain
Seville, Spain


Athens, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Santorini, Greece
Rhodes, Greece
Ephesus, Turkey


Copenhagen, Denmark
Oslo, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
Tallinn, Estonia
Amsterdam, Netherlands


New Zealand

Auckland NZ                                                    Wellington, NZ
Queenstown, NZ                                              Milford Sound, NZ
Dunedid, NZ                                                     Christchurch, NZ
Te Anau, NZ                                                           Akaroa, NZ


Mexico City, Mexico                                                    Acapulco, Mexico


South America

    Santiago, Chile                                                 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vina Del Mar, Chile                                          Puerto Madyrn, Argentina
Stanley, Falkland Islands                                              Ushuaia, Argentina
Montevideo, Uruguay                                Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



      Frankfurt, Germany