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Traveling The World In A Wheelchair : An Interview With Justin Skeesuck

Released Thursday, 31st July 2014
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"It's what you do that defines you, not your limitations." -Justin Skeesuck
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There are many modes of travel you can deicide to take.
Walking. Running. Biking.
Train. Plane. Automobile.
Hitchhiking.
The list goes on.
But what if you couldn't choose how you get around?
For Justin Skeesuck there is only one option...
Travel by wheelchair.
It certainly has its challenges but that doesn't seem to stop Justin. He's traveled all over the world, lived in Europe and seen more than most people have in a lifetime.
Recently Justin paired up with his best friend Patrick to complete the Camino De Santiago de Compostela (Way of St. James), a pilgrimage of over 500 miles in Spain.
In this gripping interview Justin shares his story and what it's like to travel the world in a wheelchair.
You'll hear:
How people in other cultures see disabled travelersWhat it was like to hike over 500 miles on the Camino De Santiago in a wheelchairWhen Justin lost the use of his legs and how he dealt with itWhy your mindset is so important to accomplishing any of your travel dreamsThe logistics involved with wheelchair travelJustin's philosophy of 'working with the problem' and how that can help youWhat it's like to live in Italy and his unique experience on the groundAnd so much more!...
My Favorite Quotes From Justin
On being disabled...It's what you do that defines you, not your limitations.
I NEVER let it stop me.On Travel...I always had a passion for it (travel), I just needed to figure out a way to make it happen.
I just love meeting new people and that's the best part about it.On the risks involved with disabled travel...You just have to jump in and see how you come out on the other side.
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