The Able Traveler on Frommer’s

Not only is accessible travel a very popular subject these days, but it’s also a very popular subject with the mainstream media. And today you can add one more mainstream outlet to the list — Frommers.com.

Starting this month I’ll be penning a regular column on accessible travel for them, aptly called the Able Traveler. My first column, New Access Guide Tops Chicago Resources, ran on July 14. So add it to your list of access resources.

And, as an added bonus I’ve just signed a contract for the third edition of Barrier Free Travel; A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. And later this month I expect to announce several other new projects, including another accessible travel column.

The attention is great for me, but it’s also great for the whole subject of accessible travel. People who never thought about it before are starting to think about it now. And in the end that adds up to a better overall awareness of the issues; and awareness is the first step in change.

So as I pack my bags for my first BlogHer conference, I’m very optimistic — about the state of the industry and the state of accessible travel.

As I wrote last month in an article for Abilities magazine, “We’ve come a long way baby!”.