Welcome to Photos with a Spin

Welcome to our reprieve from what can be a crazy world! We are Abe Waugh and Maggie Redden, and we absolutely love to travel. In fact, we both get antsy when we’re at home too long, and our list of places we want to visit grows faster than we can cross things off! Wanderlust is real.

It all began with our honeymoon in March 2017. We embarked on a self-drive, whirlwind tour of the Republic of Ireland, taking photos with a point and shoot camera, and our cellphones. We’ve since graduated to more serious, yet amateur, photography using DSLRs. While we initially set out to just share our adventures through our best photos, we’ve expanded our hobby to explore, document, and share our take on the wheelchair accessibility of each place we discover.

Maggie and Abe with mountains behind them.

Abe, born with Spina Bifida, walks but uses a manual wheelchair when covering a lot of ground during extended exploration. He graduated from Rutgers University and is currently a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) at a nursing home in Washington, D.C. Maggie contracted Polio as a baby in India and uses a manual wheelchair all day, every day. She graduated from Penn State University and obtained her masters from Saint Peter’s University. She competed as part of Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and is currently a Communications Manager at a nonprofit based in Arlington, VA. Wheelchair accessibility is always something that we have to think about when planning adventures. We decided to share some of our experiences, trips, and lessons learned while having our cameras in hands (or laps when we’re pushing our wheelchairs).

We’d want to take a moment to thank everyone that has supported each of our personal journeys thus far, and we hope everyone will join us on continuing adventures, both near and far, in the future. We’re always up to something, so please come back soon!

We hope you enjoy the best of our photos with a spin!

Abe & Maggie

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