Cherrie’s Spring Break

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Chillin on the patio at Miramonte Resort and Spa

Well, it’s been a long, cold, wet winter for everyone, and Cherrie is happy to be on her spring break. No worries about bears gone wild on this blog though, as we are having a g-rated spring break at the Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, CA. Continue reading

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SpiceJet Charges for Wheelchair Assistance — Sometimes

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Although SpiceJet hasn’t gotten as much press as Ryanair, they both have one thing in common — charging for wheelchair assistance. The difference is that after an extended court battle, Ryanair learned the error of their ways, and no longer charges for wheelchair assistance. And SpiceJet claims to follow Indian law, yet some passengers still end up shelling out the bucks for wheelchair assistance. Continue reading

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Circus Circus Clowns Around with Access

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For the most part, Las Vegas is a very accessible destination. They have a good supply of accessible taxis, wheelchairs and scooters for loan at many hotels, and good access to the casinos. And the hotel rooms there are some of the most accessible ones I’ve ever seen — some even have ceiling track lifts. Continue reading

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Meteor Crater: A Disappointing Experience for Wheelchair-Users

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Every time I drove by Meteor Crater, just east of Flagstaff, I couldn’t help but wonder if it was accessible. After all, it is a crater. Well, yesterday I tuned the radio to 1610 like the billboards instructed, and I was thrilled to hear that they “have a new quarter-mile wheelchair-accessible trail along the rim of the crater.” That sold me, so we turned off the interstate to explore this unique natural wonder. Continue reading

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A Piece of the Rock in the SF Financial District

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Up-close-and-personal at "Alcatraz; Life on the Rock".OK, I admit it, I’m a huge Alcatraz fan. I’ve seen every movie made about the island (the Birdman was the best), I love reading historical accounts about prison life, and I’m simply enthralled by the audio tour whenever I visit the old cell block. And on one visit to the Rock, I even got to chat with a former Alcatraz guard. Boy did he ever have some stories to tell. Continue reading

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Always Remember the CRO!!

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Anytime I hear a story about accessible air travel gone horribly wrong, I just can’t stop myself from doing a little Monday morning quarterbacking. It’s just the way my mind works. I try to put myself in the passenger’s position and attempt to figure out if there is way that the situation could have been prevented. It’s not that I get delight in second guessing a total stranger — it’s just that I feel that if I discover a solution, it may be helpful to others who find themselves in the same situation in the future. Continue reading

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22 Accessible Road Trips Wins ForeWord Award

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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

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A Scenic Break on the Trans-Canadian Highway

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The great thing about road trips is that getting there can be half the fun. Such was the case yesterday when we traveled across the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) from Kamloops to Banff. Not only did we get some great windshield views, but we also found a nicely accessible boardwalk trail. And that’s something that wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t driving. Continue reading

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