Longwood Gardens Debuts Accessible Meadow Garden

Boardwalk in new Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens

Whenever I go back and visit my Pennsylvania friends, I just have to stop at Longwood Gardens. Located in Kennett Square, it’s about an hour from downtown Philadelphia, but believe me it’s well worth the drive. Continue reading

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

Wild Center Revisited

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY

The last time I visited the Wild Center, it was on a hard-hat tour. Granted that was some time ago, but I don’t get back to Tupper Lake, NY that often, so I was thrilled when I was able to visit the finished facility last week. Continue reading

Chihuly in the Desert

Chihuly at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

I love it when I can combine two of my favorite things; and yesterday it was the Desert Botanical Garden and Chihuly glass. Located in Phoenix Arizona, the Desert Botanical Garden boasts over 55 acres of native plants, and for a limited time, 21 Dale Chihuly sculptures are also tucked into the landscape. This is the second Chihuly installation at the Desert Botanical Garden – there was also one in 2008 – but sadly I missed the first one. Continue reading

Hitting the Road

As we wind down to the departure date for our Fall Road Trip (Wed. Oct. 2) I’m busy tying up loose ends and finalizing our itinerary. Even though we’ve traveled through the Southwest a lot, I’m really looking forward to seeing some new (for me) things, and to visiting a whole slew of accessible properties. Continue reading

Spring Fundraiser for Monterey Food Bank

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea

One of my biggest pet peeves is hunger in America. With all the resources that our country has, I just don’t feel that people should go hungry. But unfortunately they do. That’s why I was happy to hear about Hofsas House Third Annual Fundraiser for the Food Bank for Monterey County. Continue reading

Chow Down at Piggy Park For Some Good Carolina BBQ

Maurice's Piggy Park in Irmo, SC.

Food is an essential part of any road trip. Not only does it provide fuel for your travel adventures, but it also offers a little insight into the local culture. Let’s face it, you just can’t pass up fresh lobster while you’re in Maine, or Crab Cakes when you visit Chesapeake Bay; and no trip to New Orleans would be complete without café au lait and beignets at Café Du Monde. Continue reading

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail gets a thumbs-up for access.

The last time I visited Indianapolis, Washington Street was filled with construction workers, the JW Marriott had just broken ground, and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail was still a work in progress. This time around things were different. I stayed in the JW Marriott, the Washington Street construction is moving along, and I had a great time exploring the very accessible Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Continue reading

Exploring Lake Michigan

Our accessible cabin at Point Beach National Forest, on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Since Cherrie like the Colorado yurts so much, we decided to spend some time in a rustic cabin on Lake Michigan. Technically these two cabins at Point Beach State Forest are group cabins, but hey, three is a group, right? The price was right – a very reasonable $60 – so we decided to go for it. And we weren’t disappointed with the accessibility either. The Wisconsin DNR did a great job. Continue reading