I have two pieces of good news to share today. As I sit here in my Icelandic sweater, shivering in front of my keyboard, I’m happy to announce the release of my newest book, “Barrier-Free Travel; Favorite Florida State Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers”. Ah, to be in the warm Sunshine State again!! Continue reading
Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve received my fair share of awards over my 40-plus year writing career. That said, I’m especially proud of the Lowell Thomas Award that Charles and I recently won for Resting Easy in the US. Not only is it a very prestigious award, but it also lends some credibility to this niche that we’ve been covering exclusively for the past 20 years. Continue reading
Just in time for the Paralympics, the Brazil Ministry of Tourism unveiled their guide to help welcome tourists with disabilities to the country. Titled Dicas Para Atender Bem Turistas com Deficiência (Tips for Better Serving Disabled Tourists), the guide was distributed to 35,000 tourism outlets including hotels and travel agencies throughout the country. Continue reading
If you’re new to accessible travel, or simply want to hear about some of my cool accessible travel finds, then be sure and join me next week for “Accessible Travel Basics: From Planning to Execution”, a webinar presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Can Do MS. Continue reading
I’m a big fan of Rail-Trails, as a large number of these former rail beds have been converted to wheelchair-accessible trails. I was thrilled to discover that Wilderness Press has a whole series of official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy guidebooks; and since I travel through the Pacific Northwest a lot I decided to check out their “Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon” title.
I’m thrilled to announce that the second book in my Barrier-Free Travel series is now available. Barrier-free Travel; Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is a must-have resource if Washington state is on your bucket list. Continue reading
I’m thrilled to announce that 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers won a bronze award in the travel guide category in the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. It’s great to see an accessible travel title do so well alongside mainstream travel titles! And in celebration of it all, my publisher is offering a special promotion. From now until July 18, 2013 you can save 20% on the book, and get free shipping. What could be better? Continue reading
If you’re looking for a unique way to support our national parks, then consider buying a copy of America’s National Parks — A Pop-Up Book. Billed as a pop-up book for adults, this nostalgic work features a journey through 18 of our most popular national parks, including six done as pop-ups in the style of 1930s WPA posters. Even better, it’s a fund raiser for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) — in fact they hope to raise $100,000 with the project. Continue reading
Those of you who know me well probably also know that I have a long list of pet peeves. Sadly, one of my biggest ones has to do with my own profession – travel writing. I absolutely hate it when a seasoned travel writer ends up in a wheelchair or on crutches and then writes a heartfelt column on what it’s really like to travel when you are disabled.
Like this is big news to the rest of us. Continue reading