Philly Ducks Also Accessible!

Ride the Ducks in Philadelphia boards near Independence Hall

As I was exploring downtown Philadelphia yesterday, I heard a familiar “quack”, and I looked up to see a Ride the Ducks tour filled with enthusiastic passengers. Since the tour is operated by the same company that operates the San Francisco Ride the Duck Tours, I decided to drop by Duck Central at Chestnut and 6th to check out their accessibility. And I was very pleased with what I found! Continue reading

Quacking Around San Francisco

Ride the Ducks DUKW, on dry land

Some things are easier to make accessible than others. On the one hand, it’s pretty easy to put a ramp up to a building, or to make sure that there are grab bars by the toilet. But then there are those things that I call “access challenges”; and I got a chance to check out one of those yesterday on a San Francisco Ride the Ducks tour. 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