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Not Your Parent’s Reno
Thanks to an aggressive redevelopment project, Reno is going through a rebirth of sorts. It’s a far cry from the Reno of 50 years ago, with new accessible hotels, restaurants and attractions popping up all over.

Reykjavik Stopover
With icelandair’s budget airfare offerings, Reykjavik makes a great extended layover on any European journey. This modern city features a bevy of cultural attractions, a good network of accessible transportation, and a number of accessible lodging choices.

Oregon Coast Yurting Adventure
This Northern Oregon coastal retreat offers a nice selection of comfortable and accessible yurts, and boasts a number of accessible trails with great ocean views.

Curious Traveler: Accessible Snowmobiling and Ice Fishing
Candy Harrington offers resources for accessible snowmobiling and ice fishing this winter.


 

Winter 2015

Featured Story
Emerging Cultural Hotspot Draws Visitors to Northwestern Arkansas

Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has transformed this sleepy little Arkansas town into a top-notch cultural destination. Add in a newly refurbished downtown area and a sleek hip hotel and you have all the ingredients for a very accessible getaway. (read a sample from this article)

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Ask The Expert!

Scooter Rental for Family Reunion

I don’t use a scooter fulltime, but since I can’t manage distances I use the loaner one in the grocery store. My son and I are planning to attend a family reunion in Tennessee this summer, and because the reunion site is so large with a lot of distance between the cabins and the common areas, I think I will need a scooter. We are driving up to Tennessee, so I’d like to rent one here in Mobile and take it with us. Do you think this is a good idea, and if so, can you offer me any scooter rental resources? Read the answer...

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Planning an Accessible Vacation: Wheelchair Van Rentals

Although the availability of accessible ground transportation has greatly improved over the past 10 years, sometimes it's just more practical to drive your own vehicle. This is especially true if you're planning a vacation that includes a visit to a national park, a road trip to a rural part of a country or a journey which includes stops in several cities. And since driving your own van isn't always a possibility, wheelchair van rentals are the perfect option for folks who want a little independence in their travels, yet still require comfortable and safe adapted transportation. More...

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In The News

Insufferable Throne of God Opens at Nevada Museum of Art

A exhibition of Dave Eggers’ drawings and paintings is slated to open on January 17, 2015 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Insufferable Throne of God, features strange and powerful images of animals, and plaintive text from the Old Testament.
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Barrier Free Travel Blog

18 January 2015, 11:30 am
Adaptive Kayaking in Baja California If you like to kayak, or maybe just think you’d like to give it a shot, then have I ever got a trip for you. Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) just announced their 2015 schedule, which kicks off with a cool … Continue reading →

2 January 2015, 1:44 pm
Flying with a Child Who Lacks Trunk Support OK, here’s a riddle for you. You have a child who lacks trunk support and is unable to sit up in an airplane seat on her own. She is too big for a car seat and can’t sit on your … Continue reading →

Books By Candy Harrington

Cover of Barrier-Free Grand Canyon
Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
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Cover of 22 Accessible Road Trips

22 Accessible Road Trips
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Cover of 101 Accessible Vacations
101 Accessible Vacations
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Cover of Barrier Free Travel
Barrier Free Travel
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Cover of There Is Room At The Inn
There Is Room At The Inn
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Cover of Kids On Wheels
Kids On Wheels
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