Who is ‘Freewheel Weekends’ for?
FWW is for travellers who are curious and culturally-engaged. It’s aimed at users of manual wheelchairs who are predominantly independent.
Who makes Freewheel Weekends?
It’s made by Ryan Smith, a designer a marketer who uses a wheelchair. It’s a labor of love and is self-funded.
He runs onep1xel – a digital design studio, and Mention Mobility – an accessibility communications agency.
So you’re travel consultants?
Not really – we don’t arrange or book travel. We write about Melbourne’s spaces and places, destinations and experiences – making recommendations and accessibility notes.
It’s a city guide?
Well, yeah. There are 2 main parts to FWW –
The Directory – These are listings, facts and brief notes about places we’ve visited; restaurants, galleries, gardens, hotels, etc.
FWW Features – Here you’ll find recommendations, reviews and opinion pieces.
What are the letters on the listings pages?
They’re shorthand for common accessibility factors – they’re explained here.
Do you rate experiences, hotels, restaurants, etc?
We don’t have a rating system – there’s no ‘stars’ in Freewheel Weekends. We write about our experiences & recommend accessible, safe & welcoming destinations and their staff. We only feature experiences [...]