Cory, who has used a powered wheelchair since he was four, decided to launch his blog, Curb Free with Cory Lee in 2013. Eight years later, Cory has visited all seven continents, grown Curb Free into a community of more than 60,000 wheelchair users, and emerged as a leader in accessible travel. While Cory has always approached his blog as a business venture, keeping his content free has been core to his mission of accessibility and he partners with Mediavine, a Google Certified Publishing Partner, to help him manage his ads business while he focuses on creating amazing content. As travel re-emerges, Cory is focused on increasing access to travel opportunities for people with disabilities. “I’m gearing up to launch a nonprofit organization called The Curb Free Foundation, which will provide travel opportunities for people with disabilities, he says “One of the biggest barriers to traveling is money, and I want to help eliminate that barrier and help people go on their dream trip. This is something I’ve wanted to do since I started eight years ago, and I’m thrilled we’re able to finally bring it to life.”
About the Publisher
After being diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at age 2, Cory Lee developed a thirst for adventure. He has traveled across all seven continents in his powered wheelchair while managing to run his travel blog CurbFreeWithCoryLee.com, where he shares his accessible — and sometimes not so accessible — travel adventures. His blog has received three Webby Awards for Best Personal Blog and two Lowell Thomas Awards for Best Travel Blog. In 2019, he was chosen as New Mobility magazine’s Person of the Year.