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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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Flying with Alzheimer’s

My dad has Alzheimer’s and he wants to go see my sister. The problem is that sometimes he is just fine, and sometimes he really has no idea who he is, and he doesn’t recognize the people around him. Unfortunately in order for him to fly to my sister’s place he would have to connect in Dallas. Even though my father can walk just fine, I was thinking of ordering him an airport wheelchair, just so somebody would be with him in case he is having a bad day. My husband says that's a misuse of services because I would be faking my dad’s disability. The way I see it, he has a disability, just not one that requires a wheelchair. What do you think? Which one of us is right? I truly don’t see any other solution here. What do other people do? 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

Iceland Symphony Orchestra Presents Free Noontime Concert

On Friday February 20, 2015 the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at Harpa in downtown Reykjavik. The concert will begin at 12:10 and last for about 40 minutes. It will take place in the Floi area on the ground floor, and it will feature the music of Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.
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Barrier Free Travel Blog

11 February 2015, 5:35 pm
Why You Should Bother to File an ADA Complaint I get a lot of feedback from my readers, and a good chunk of it pertains to what I call “access shortfalls”. In most cases the incident usually involves a hotel or other travel related business that failed to provide … Continue reading →

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 →

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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