Contact Emerging Horizons

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.

Accessible Diversions Abound in Eclectic Edmonton
Located in central Alberta, this Canadian capital features a good selection of accessible cultural finds. From aboriginal culture and natural history, to trend-setting architecture, modern art and contemporary exhibitions, there’s no shortage of fun diversions in this vibrant city.

Colorful Cliffs and Sandstone Formations Dot Scenic Superior Shoreline
Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rock National Lakeshore offers a good mix of accessible trails, overlooks and windshield views along the 42-mile route. And if you’d like to overnight in a very accessible cabin, head over to South Range, Michigan and check out this newly constructed and affordable charmer.

Curious Traveler: Looking for Accessible Yosemite Lodging
Candy Harrington offers tips for finding accessible lodging in and near Yosemite National Park.


 

Autumn 2014

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)

Autumn 2014 Contents | Subscribe to Emerging Horizons

Ask The Expert!

What is Pre-Check and How Can I Get It?

Lately I’ve heard a lot of buzz about the TSA Pre-Check Program. I’m a slow walker, and although I don’t use a wheelchair I usually have problems going through security, as taking off my coat, taking out my laptop and putting my Ziploc bag of toiletries on the conveyor belt requires too much movement in too little time for me. How do I get TSA Pre-Check status, and is it really worth the cost? Read the answer...

See More Expert Questions

Know Before You Go

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...

Resources

In The News

National Constitution Center Hosts Slavery at Monticello Exhibition

Slavery at Monticello, an exhibition that focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s slave ownership, is slated to run through October 19, 2014 at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. Although Jefferson helped create a nation based on individual freedom, he remained a slaveholder throughout his life. This powerful, revealing, and deeply personal exhibition follows the stories of six slave families who lived and worked at his plantation.
Read this story

Barrier Free Travel Blog

3 September 2014, 6:42 pm
Off to Iceland! Some would say we are taking the scenic route to Iceland, as we are taking a road trip up through Washington and Oregon and then flying to Reykjavik from Seattle. Why, you ask? Well, I’m kind of killing two birds … Continue reading →

29 August 2014, 1:33 pm
Yes Virginia, Some People That Use Airport Wheelchairs Can Walk After reading yet another opinionated article about the legions of air travelers who just use wheelchairs to get fast-tracked through security and be first to board, I feel I have to set the record straight. First and foremost, nobody really … Continue reading →

Books By Candy Harrington

Cover of Barrier-Free Grand Canyon
Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
Read a the Preface

Cover of 22 Accessible Road Trips

22 Accessible Road Trips
Read the Preface

Cover of 101 Accessible Vacations
101 Accessible Vacations
Read a Sample Chapter

Cover of Barrier Free Travel
Barrier Free Travel
Read a Sample Chapter

Cover of There Is Room At The Inn
There Is Room At The Inn
Read a Sample Chapter

Cover of Kids On Wheels
Kids On Wheels
More...