Many wheelers and slow walkers interested in travel assume that inns and bed and breakfasts will be inconvenient, inaccessible, or unaccommodating. Candy Harrington debunks this myth in There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She shows that inns and B&B's can actually be more accessible than many hotels, and than inn staff and management are often personally invested in accommodating their guests.
Through a combination of personal experience, on-site visits, and interviews with innkeepers and other travelers, Harrington has discovered the most friendly and accessible properties, and brings her expert recommendations to the reader. Harrington's list includes not just the most accessible inns, but those in which the staff and management are the most wheelchair-positive. She includes a variety of locations from every area of the country, and also based her selection on wheelchair accessible activities and attractions in the surrounding area.
With her personal, engaging style, and clear writing, Candy Harrington reminds the reader that everyone is entitled to travel, and that, with a little advice and planning, it can be fulfilling and rewarding for everyone.- return to top -
Reviews"Inns and B&Bs are known for their coziness and intimacy, but for physically challenged travelers, charm can go only so far. Candy B. Harrington, founder of the accessible travel magazine Emerging Horizons, knows this all too well. 'There Is Room at the Inn' is her impressive attempt to remedy the dearth of information available on non-traditional lodging."-- The Chicago Tribune
"Harrington's latest book challenges the general perception that 'B&B' means 'inaccessibility'...There Is Room at the Inn is a comprehensive guidebook for selecting accessible inns and B&Bs in a wide range of locales broad enough to match any traveler's tastes--in cities, on mountains, along beaches and even in the middle of nowhere. If you want to go there, Harrington allows you to...She proves that the charm and unique character of inns and B&Bs can be available to everyone."--Ability
"Each review contains a thumbnail sketch of a B&B and its location... Helpful photos of the B&Bs and rooms showing such things as ramps or accessible bathrooms garnish the book. She also notes nearby accessibly sightseeing or recreational opportunities... Harrington has already earned her considerable reputation as an informative travel writer for people with disabilities. There is Room at the Inn will add to her distinction."--Quest Magazine
"There is Room at the Inn is very strongly recommended for anyone in need of a comprehensive and accurate information resource on America's most handicap accessible inns, suites, B&Bs, dude ranches, safari parks, and mountain retreats."--Wisconsin Bookwatch
"A must for anyone who is challenged, needs a wheelchair or is a slow walker."--Real Travel Adventures
"A helpful resource in finding truly accessible bed and breakfast inns."-- Contra Costa Times- return to top -
Candy B. Harrington
Candy B. Harrington is a widely acknowledged expert in the field of accessible travel for people with disabilities. She founded the magazine Emerging Horizons, an accessible travel magazine, and has published widely on this subject. She recently wrote the book Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She contributed a chapter to the book Kids On Wheels, a resource guide for wheelchair-using kids and their parents. Her work can also be found in many disability-related magazines including New Mobility, PN, Ability and Arthritis Today as well as mainstream publications such as the Dallas Morning News. She's a frequent contributor to TravelAge West and she pens accessible travel columns for Special Living, Travel World International and Go World Travel.
Ms. Harrington is a frequent keynote speaker.