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Curb Free Foundation launches with the goal of granting travel dreams to wheelchair users

Feb. 18, 2022
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Curb Free Foundation launches with the goal of granting travel dreams to wheelchair users
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Cory Lee, known on social media as Curb Free Cory Lee, has utilized a powered wheelchair since he was four years old, but that has not stopped him from becoming a leader in the travel industry and visiting all seven continents.

He is a member of the TPG all-inclusive advisory panel and already shares his travel tips on his own site, as well as publications like this one. Now Cory Lee has also launched a non-profit foundation -- The Curb Free Foundation. This new foundation's goal is to help wheelchair users make their travel dreams come true.

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Cory Lee tells TPG, "as a wheelchair user myself, I know how expensive traveling can be. In addition to the usual costs like flights, hotel, etc, there are added costs for wheelchair users, such as accessible transportation, costs for care attendants, accessibility-focused tour companies, and medical equipment rentals to name a few."

He goes on to share, "These added costs can be prohibitive for wheelchair users that want to travel, but The Curb Free Foundation wants to change that by providing travel grants to wheelchair users. Traveling should be something that everyone gets to enjoy, regardless of their budget or abilities."

(Photo courtesy of Cory Lee for The Points Guy)

Making travel accessible to all is a mission fully shared by TPG, so we are donating $5,000 toward the Curb Free Foundation.

There's unquestionably demand for the exact type of assistance to be provided by the Curb Free Foundation, as Cory Lee shared that over 160 wheelchair users applied for travel grants on the first day the organization launched.

Related: Here's a dream travel day for a wheelchair user

As shared on the Curb Free Foundation site, "travel can change lives, push people to break out of their comfort zones, create a more empathetic world, and fill the soul with happiness."

(Photo courtesy of Cory Lee for The Points Guy)

He wants wheelchair users to be just as able to experience the magic and fulfillment of travel as those not using a wheelchair -- and so do we.

To donate to the Curb Free Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, you can head here. Or, if you are a wheelchair user who would like to apply for a travel grant, you can head here to learn more and submit an application.

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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases