Braeden, who has cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, has travelled all around Australia and to the USA three times.
He and his family are on a mission to prove that people with disabilities can be globetrotters, despite the challenges of travelling with a wheelchair or other extra needs.
It all started in 2011, when the family won a trip to the USA.
“I used to work as a travel consultant, so I really knew how to research all the details for the trip — where the entrances were, which were accessible, what the concessions were, all the nitty gritty information,” Braeden’s mother Julie Jones said.
“I really wanted to take the kids to Disneyland and I wasn’t sure how well that would go and whether it would work for us.
Ms Jones decided to share all the information she had found for their trip on the internet, so other people with disabilities, and their carers or parents, could use it as a resource.
Since then the website, Have Wheelchair Will Travel, has grown into an online community where people are encouraged to ask any travel or accessibility-related questions, and to offer their own information and experiences in return.
“People ask really specific questions on the website,” Ms Jones said.
“They’re very interested in hotel accommodation and knowing what facilities are in the hotel, what’s nearby, what’s in the room, whether the bathroom will suit them, whether they can fit a hoist under a bed.
“We get really lovely comments from our readers. I think probably one of our favourites was from a lady in the Netherlands. She commented that she’d taken a trip to New York based on the travel tips because it gave her the confidence to do so.
“Her family had told her that she shouldn’t do it … I