Who Are We?
We are Bridget and Rob, Britain’s most unlikely travel bloggers. We travel slowly in a wheelchair and enjoy sharing accessible staycations, affordable weekend breaks, leisurely holidays, cultural city breaks, wheelchair friendly days out, wheelchair walks and disabled friendly accommodation.
We are interested in what people “CAN” do in a wheelchair, with mobility problems or a chronic illness, not what they can’t. We work hard to promote good access in the tourism sector and are strong advocates of “Tourism for All” and “Barrier Free Travel”.
What We Do
The Bimblers is a niche travel and holiday blog, sharing personal experiences of travelling in a wheelchair and living with a chronic illness. We aim to empower and encourage disabled people and those with limited mobility to travel more and experience the good things in life.
Leading by example, we review and recommend destinations we’ve visited and services we’ve used. Our long-term goal is to build a community of like-minded travellers. A community where we can share experiences, make recommendations and have fun!
To ensure our partners reach the widest possible audience, we also write a travel column on Disability Horizons, guest post on numerous accessible travel related sites and blogs including Accomable and Euan’s Guide. You can see more of our work and accolades on our Press Page.
We have partnered with Martyn Sibley of Disability Horizons to develop and manage The Accessible Holiday Club which opens during 2017. We’re also lead partners in an exciting new project The Accessible Travel Mob which is an influencer network and digital marketing agency specialising in accessible tourism and travel.
All in all, working with The Bimblers is like working with a friend of a friend. But, don’t take our word for it, listen to what our audience think of us…
“It’s lovely to be able to get info from real people who have real disabilities rather than some able-bodied review which turns out to be a disaster. We have decided never to go anywhere that either we haven’t been before or have a review from a real person with similar problems/ disability as myself.”
“I think your website is great, I have PPS and I am always struggling to find areas that I can use my scooter, can you put me on your mailing list? Thank you”
“So glad you love my adopted hometown, you’ve made me see it in a new light, we take the prom and its accessibility for cyclists, scooters, buggies and now, of course, wheelchairs for granted.”
“Many thanks for all your tips and travel destination reviews, we read them with great interest and have followed a lot of your recommendations.”
Why We Do it
We have the first-hand experience of travelling with physical disabilities and mobility problems. We know how hard it is to live a positive and fulfilling life when you’re battling a chronic illness and we understand the barriers people face and know how to overcome them. People trust us and our recommendations, working with us is much like working with a friend of a friend.
Along with approximately 10 million people in the UK, we are part of a massive yet often overlooked tourism niche. We’re doing our best to bring the estimated £12 Billion accessible tourism market into the mainstream, and with your help – we will.
There are countless millions of people with limited mobility (seniors), who do not necessarily have a disability, and the potential for a mainstream accessible tourism market is huge.
How you can work with us
We are open to any opportunity to promote accessible tourism and wheelchair friendly travel.
We are able to attend:
- Press Trips
- Familiarisation Tours
- Hosted Visits
Please remember, we are travelling as a couple, with a wheelchair, any organised trip needs to accommodate both of us.
We can review:
Hosted visits, collaboration or payment will be clearly disclosed on The Bimblers.
Advertisements and Sponsorships
We have a number of advertising spots on the blog. If your product or services would be of interest to our audience get in touch. If you are a brand who wants a more long term relationship then we are open to sponsorship ideas that fit with our mission – Tourism for All.
If you would like to discuss a sponsored post please read our Write for Us page first then get in touch using our contact form. If your product or service offers value and is of benefit to our readers, we’d like to hear from you.
Do you like what we’re doing, would you like us to write for you? If you’d like to hire us to write content for your blog or website – contact us.
Brand Ambassador Programme
We believe in brand loyalty, when we love you, we shout about you at every opportunity. If you think your brand fits with our message, then talk to us about our brand ambassador programme.
To discuss working with us or to request a full media pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact page.