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101 Accessible Vacations: Vacation Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
Candy B. Harrington

Book Details:
Published: 2007
ISBN: 1932603433 / 9781932603439
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 352
Regular Price: $24.95
Web Price: $22.45
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing
*Special discounts only available in the US. Please see international sales page for more information on international orders.

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.

About 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, 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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