New Guidebook Filled with Wheelchair-Accessible Vacation Ideas
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Ripon, CA December 2, 2007 — Need help finding a wheelchair-accessible vacation destination? Then pick up a copy of 101 Accessible Vacations; Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.
Billed as an accessible vacation idea book with substance, 101 Accessible Vacations contains destination information on over 101 cities, lodging options, national parks, tourist attractions and recreational activities around the world.
As the editor of Emerging Horizons, Candy Harrington has spent the past 14 years traveling the world to cover accessible travel. Says Harrington, "Readers are always asking me for vacation ideas, but to be honest it's hard to give somebody a suggestion if you don't know what they like to do. For example, if you like museum hopping, my suggestion to visit the Everglades would be pretty useless to you."
To that end, 101 Accessible Vacations is organized so readers can search for a holiday based on their specific interests or travel styles. Unlike other guidebooks that are organized geographically, 101 Accessible Vacations includes sections ranging from Road Trips and The Great Outdoors to Historic Haunts and Cruisin'. The A Place to Rest Your Head section features some fun lodging choices, while the Active Holidays section includes choices for people who like specific recreational activities such as skiing, sailing or scuba. And last but not least, there is Candy's Picks, which includes a collection of some of the author's favorite trips, destinations and activities.
Says Harrington, "There's a world of travel choices out there for wheelers and slow walkers. And this book contains many of those choices; along with updated resources, information and access details to make them a reality."
As is the case in Emerging Horizons, Candy describes the access of all attractions, lodging options and tourist sights, rather than just stating that something is or isn't accessible. After all, accessibility is in the eye of the beholder; and what may be accessible to one person can be filled with obstacles to someone else. "I certainly recognize there are a wide range of access preferences and needs," says Harrington. "That's why describing the access is so important -- so people can make appropriate choices."
Published by Demos Publishing, 101 Accessible Vacations is the first book of its kind and it's a must-have resource for wheelchair- or scooter-users, slow walkers, travel agents, CILs and libraries. It's a great follow-up to Harrington's other accessible travel titles, Barrier-Free Travel; A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers and There is Room at the Inn; Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.
101 Accessible Vacations is available at bookstores, through the publisher (800-532-8663) or on-line at www.101AccessibleVacations.com. Visit www.101AccessibleVacations.com to read a sample chapter, see the table of contents or for more information about 101 Accessible Vacations or Candy Harrington.