101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

by Candy B. Harrington
     
 

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101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers. …  See more details below

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101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

101 Accessible Vacations contains destination information on over 101 cities, lodging options, national parks, tourist attractions and recreational activities around the country. The book is organized so readers can search for a holiday based on their specific interests or travel styles. Unlike other guidebooks that are organized geographically, 101 Accessible Vacations includes sections ranging from Road Trips and The Great Outdoors to Historic Haunts and Cruisin. And last but not least, there is Candy's Picks, which includes a collection of some of the author's favorite trips, destinations and activities.

Candy describes the access of all attractions, lodging options and tourist sights, rather than just stating that something is or isn't accessible. After all, accessibility is in the eye of the beholder and what may be accessible to one person can be filled with obstacles to someone else.

Says Harrington, There's a world of travel choices out there for wheelers and slow walkers. And this book contains many of those choices along with updated resources, information and access details to make them a reality."

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Editorial Reviews

Quest
"Useful for serendipitous exploration of wheelchair-accessible travel and makes a good edition to this spotty area of niche travel guides."--Library Journal

"Thanks to Candy Harrington... those who use wheelchairs as well as those who are slow walkers now have a guidebook chock full of information that can make traveling in the US and abroad much easier... The book excels at blending practical advice with adventurous ideas to make any vacation a fun, pleasant experience for people with disabilities and those who accompany them. Bon voyage!"--Exceptional Parent

"Harrington, an expert on disabilities, has added another volume to her stock of books filled with practical suggestions... This book will help you get going and know what to expect."-- Quest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932603439
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/27/2007
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
312,602
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x (h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Candy B. Harrington - Widely known for her no-nonsense approach to access issues, Candy founded the accessible travel magazine Emerging Horizons 12 years ago.

As the author of Barrier Free Travel; A Nuts & Bolts Guide For Wheelers And Slow Walkers, and There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, Candy has become the recognized expert in the field of accessible travel. Candy is also a contributing author to Kids On Wheels, a resource guide for wheelchair-using kids and their parents.

Candy's work can be found in disability-related magazines including New Mobility, PN, Ability, SCI Life and Arthritis Today as well as mainstream publications such as the Dallas Morning News. She covers accessible travel for the travel industry in TravelAge West and Cruise Agent, provides internet content for travel websites such as BootsnAll.com, and pens consumer-focused accessible travel columns for Special Living, Travel World International, and Stroke Smart.

Ms. Harrington is a frequent keynote speaker on the subjects of accessible travel, marketing to the disability community, universal design and accessible recreation. She resides in Northern California with her travel-photographer husband, Charles Pannell. When they are not on the road, they spend the bulk of their time at their mountain cabin in the Sierras.

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