YTB EP12: How to Stand Out & Live Fully with Guest Cory Lee

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The inspiring Cory Lee

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Show Notes: About Cory Lee

Wow. We’re excited to kick off our podcast interview series with our amazing guest, Cory Lee from Curb Free with Cory Lee.

We’ve known Cory for sometime online, and have had the pleasure of meeting him a few times in real life at various conferences and events. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing his keynote at TBEX in 2017.

Cory was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at aged three and has used a powered wheelchair since he turned four, which is when he took his first trip to Walt Disney World.

He’ll tell you more in the interview, but let’s say with a determined attitude, he decided to make travel a priority in his life, no matter the obstacles that stand before him.

He started Curb Free with Cory Lee in 2013 and since then has traveled to all 7 continents and 37 countries and inspiring many other travelers to get out, stand out, and live fully.

Cory’s mission is to show you how to travel, where to travel, and most importantly, why travel as a person with a disability.

He has had phenomenal success with his blog, and once you listen to his story and his positive, confident attitude to life you’ll see why.

We discuss:

  • How his Mum instilled in him the belief that If you can’t stand up you can stand out and to find ways to turn limitations into opportunities
  • Where Cory grew up and the incredible volunteer role he had while at Georgetown University completing a marketing degree
  • The challenges Cory faces traveling as a wheelchair user
  • The importance of research to help Cory plan a great trip as a wheelchair user
  • Why travel is a NEED for Cory and the value it brings his life and those he can share the experience with through his blog
  • The trip that sparked his need for continual global adventure
  • Zip lining, hot air ballooning, trips to Antarctica – there is nothing Cory’s afraid to try!
  • Improvements being made in accessible travel and the best countries for it! (Hello Australia!!)
  • The turning point for Cory’s Blog and an incredible lesson we can all learn from it
  • Why collaboration is more powerful than competition
  • Cory Lee’s small group tours
  • Cory’s amazing new children’s book, how it represents children with disabilities and gives them inspiration and hope for their future travel dreams
  • The one thing you MUST pack for every trip
  • Important tips for wheelchair users planning a trip

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“if you work hard the Universe knows and will show up for you

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