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
In an effort to keep readers continually informed about the ever-changing world of accessible travel, I’ve added a cool new feature to the Emerging Horizons website “Know Before You Go” which will contains timely articles, access updates, travel tips and new resources for slow walkers and wheelchair-users. And the first article includes useful information about how to obtain free parking at Florida cruise ship piers and get a free pass on the state’s many told roads. Continue reading
My publisher passed along this information about an interesting presentation coming up in New York City. Sounds like it will be of interest to anyone who uses, works with or is interested in assistive technology.?? Continue reading
I reconnected with a friend last week, and in the process discovered a new accessible travel resource. It had been years since I’d heard from Darryl. I can’t recall how we first met, but we have shared a lot of accessible travel resources over the years. Continue reading
If you need a quiet break from the weekend festivities and want to wind down a bit on Sunday afternoon, then have a listen to Maggie Dee’s interview with me on her Disability and Senior News Report show. We’ll talk about the new laws affecting accessible travel and some cool places to go this summer. Continue reading
Over the years I’ve answered a lot of questions posed by reporters, writers and readers. Granted the subject matter has been diverse (bordering on unusual at times); however there are a few topics that continue to resurface. Continue reading
Good news. For me as well as for the accessible travel genre. I just found out that my 101 Accessible Vacations; Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, is a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Contest.
That’s great for me, for obvious reasons. And it’s great for the genre, because anytime an accessible travel title is singled out, it brings more attention to the topic. Continue reading