Karin Willison and Aria

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Karin Willison and Aria

Karin and Aria

Hi, I’m Karin Willison. Thanks for your interest in working with me. I use a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, and I’m a lifelong avid traveler. I have my BA in English with a creative writing emphasis from Stanford University, and MA in Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. I currently reside in the Midwest USA.

My blog, Free Wheelin’, has a growing audience and occupies a unique niche in the travel blog market. I am one of only a few travel bloggers with disabilities, and to my knowledge, I’m the only one who travels with a service dog.

I am seeking to form strategic relationships with companies and brands to promote travel and cultural experiences for people with and without disabilities. With my skills, education and experience, I can be a valuable partner in bringing your product, service, or destination to a new and diverse audience. Here are a few ways we can collaborate, and I’m always open to new ideas!

Brand/Destination Reviews and Partnerships

Karin and Aria at the New York Botanical Gardens

Karin and Aria at the New York Botanical Gardens

My focus on road trip traveling – even cross-country – makes me an ideal candidate to promote wheelchair accessible vehicles, mobility devices, inclusive outdoor adventures, hotel chains of all sizes, state tourism initiatives, and more. I love the arts, and enjoy visiting and reviewing museums, Broadway shows, live music events, and more. I appreciate the outdoors and wheelchair accessible parks and trails. My service dog Aria and I also love to review pet products and dog-friendly destinations.

I have done promotions and social media for a variety of clients, and am highly connected to the disability community on social media.

Freelance Writing

I am a professional writer and editor, and currently work as a Senior Editor at The Mighty. I also contribute articles to other publications and am open to additional opportunities in this area. I am highly skilled in SEO writing and can deliver articles optimized for the keywords of your choice. 

Accessibility Consulting 

I am knowledgeable about the Americans with Disabilities Act, and can assist businesses of all sizes with improving their ADA accessibility. I am particularly interested in working with travel-related businesses such as hotels, restaurants, museums, theme parks, theatres and other attractions.

Accessible Camper and Tiny/Small House Design

If you’re designing accessible vehicles, campers/RVs, tiny houses, cabins, etc. I would love to collaborate with you — there is tremendous untapped market potential for these products.

Public Speaking

I’m fortunate that cerebral palsy does not affect my speech or ability to communicate. I’ve been doing public speaking since I was 12 years old, and have given presentations for businesses, nonprofit organizations, service clubs, conferences, and schools from elementary to university level. I can present on topics including: growing up with cerebral palsy, school inclusion / mainstreaming, service dogs, the psychology of disability, traveling with a disability, and disability in movies, TV, and media. I’d love to speak to your group about any of these topics and more!

Contact Me

Please email me at karin@freewheelintravel.org – I look forward to hearing from you! Or you can contact me via the form below.

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Karin and Aria in San Diego

Karin and Aria in San Diego