Accessible Vacations for the Disabled

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    Located in upstate New York, the Adirondack Mountain region offers a wide range of accessible trails, recreational activities and lodging options. Known collectively as the Adirondacks, this area includes a patchwork of public and private lands dotted with backcountry trails, state parks, forest service lands, private homes, lodges and quaint villages. Although many area parks offer some accessible campsites and trails, the shining star for accessibility is John Dillion Park, where all the trails,...Read More
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    Have you ever dreamed about taking an African safari but put it out of your mind because you just assumed safaris were not wheelchair accessible? Well, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure because, believe it or not, there are a large number of safari operators who actually specialize in wheelchair-accessible safaris. Many of these operators have vehicles that you can roll on to and luxury tent accommodations with roll-in showers. Some operators specialize in Kenya and Tanzania, whereas...Read More
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    "Don’t let a few hills discourage you from visiting San Francisco,” advises Bonnie Lewkowicz. “Just plan ahead and use public transportation to get around the hills.” And Bonnie knows what she’s talking about. As the founder of Access Northern California (ANC), she’s the recognized expert on local access for slow walkers and wheelers. Indeed, she spends the bulk of her time inspecting hotels and performing onsite access evaluations for the annual San Francisco access guide. And as far...Read More

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Candy 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...

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