Road Trip Fun

There are plenty of fun things to do -- for the young and the not-so-young -- at Wall Drug.

Road trips are more than just going from Point A to Point B in a car. Although that’s certainly part of it, the other part is stopping at fun and quirky roadside attractions along the way. And that’s exactly what we did on our drive through South Dakota and Minnesota. Continue reading

See How Furniture is Made in Floyd, Virginia — And Get a Free Cutting Board!

Handcrafted barstool from Phoenix Hardwoods.

If your travels take you to Floyd, Virginia this weekend, then be sure and stop in and say hello to my friends at Phoenix Hardwoods Woodworking Shop. Of course Bill and Corrine regularly have their showroom open during the week, but this weekend – from Friday June 22 to Monday June 25 – they will have some extra demonstrations and special weekend hours. And a special giveaway for Barrier Free Travels Blog readers. Continue reading

The Right Attitude in Pensacola

Julee Cottage at Historic Pensacola Village.

In the course of my travels and editorial research, I talk to a lot of folks regarding access. Some folks really get it, while others are clueless. I’m glad to report that the former was the case today at Historic Pensacola Village in Pensacola, Florida. Continue reading

Win a Digital Camcorder in Travel Tip Contest

Connie George recently asked me to draw the winners in her “Bring Home the Memories” travel tip contest. Since I’m always happy to discover new tips to make life on the road a bit easier, I eagerly agreed. And since I love giveaways I’m also going to give a copy of my newest title, “Barrier-Free Travels; A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers” to the grand prize winner. And Connie has several other prizes to give away!! Continue reading

Free Star Party in Twin Falls

Rick Greenwald demonstrating the ARE -- which makes a telescope wheelchair-accessible -- at the Centennial Observatory in Twin Falls, Idaho.

If you happen to be in Twin Falls, Idaho on the second Saturday of the month, then head on over to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science for a free Star Party in the Centennial Observatory. Located on the College of Southern Idaho campus, this state of the art observatory boasts one of the world’s largest wheelchair-accessible telescopes, equipped with some cool technology that makes star gazing accessible to everyone. Continue reading

Free Accessible Travel Newsletter

If a trip to Northern California is in your future, then make sure and sign up for Access Northern California’s free newsletter. This Berkeley-based non-profit works to increase travel opportunities and improve accessible travel options in Northern California. And one of the ways they accomplish this is by telling folks about fun, accessible travel options in the area. Continue reading