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I discovered Go See Write while perusing travel pages on Facebook, the same way I've discovered other sites. While you're checking out my contribution about the Phuket island party town in Thailand, check out their entire website. It's comprehensive and attracts a lovely community of travellers. I've appreciated the positive and supportive comments from the community.

One of my first and favorite Patong Beach shots, encapsulating the spirit there. One of my favorite stories of all time is my blog post about diving the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. I hadn't contributed to Pink Pangea for a while, so I emailed Jaclyn to ask if they needed a GBR story.

I had to truncate it quite a bit from the original version to meet their maximum word limit, but concision is always good. I'm happy with the result. Attempting something new is better than never trying, even if that attempt involves restricted airways. I was afraid this piece would appear elitist, bragging about spending so much money on travel while others are struggling to survive. In retrospect, if I hadn't taken that trip, I would have been a broken, horrible mess. I used the means I had to build my confidence and propagate opportunities and advice for others to do the same. Of course, it's always wonderful to write for Pink Pangea! Australia. Yes, I knew that, and it was easier than I thought it would be.

At Airbnb we're taking accessibility into the mainstream. Around 19 percent of the U.S. — that's more than 56 million people — a market we simply couldn't cater to as part of Accomable where we had around 1,600 properties on the platform. We're working with the owners of these properties to move them over to Airbnb. We're also tapping into Airbnb's community so they can make their homes' accessible features more visible.

This is one of the incredible benefits of becoming part of Airbnb: an international community we can tap into and global resources to make our mission a reality. Q. Beyond adding filters, what more can Airbnb do for the disabled community, A. We want to ensure accessibility is at the heart of every element of our business, whether it's accessible homes, experiences or any other new specially adapted product.