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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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Another Airline Horror Story — And a Solution

On a recent flight the airline damaged my wheelchair. It had a bent wheel, push rim and axle, but it still kind of worked. I emphasize “kind of”. That presented a big problem, because since I could still use it, the airline gave me a hard time about getting it repaired. I was persistent, and they finally repaired it, but it took a very long time. It seems things are really going down hill on airlines (all the way around). Do you have any suggestions as to how to prevent a repeat incident the next time I fly? 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

Raptor Free Flight Season in Full Swing at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

From now until April 5, 2015, visitors to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum can witness the spectacle of raptors in flight and on the hunt for food in the vast Sonoran Desert. These raptor free flight demonstrations are presented at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. daily at a viewing area just below Cat Canyon, and are included with admission to this popular Tucson attraction.
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Barrier Free Travel Blog

19 December 2014, 12:24 pm
My Favorite 2014 Accessible Travel Memory Well, it’s that time of the year again, when we look back on 2014 and pick our favorite this or that in blogland. And since I write about accessible travel, I’ll share my favorite accessible travel memory of the year. … Continue reading →

6 December 2014, 12:57 pm
My Year of Giving My year of giving all started with a random drawing. I don’t enter these things often, but this one really appealed to me. In addition to receiving a Tiffany’s gift certificate, the winners also got to designate a $100 donation … 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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