New Resource Saves Disabled Travelers Time, Money and Frustration
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Ripon, CA June 16, 2009 — Are you thinking about taking a vacation, but afraid to take the leap because you use a wheelchair? Do you worry about your parents traveling because they don't get around like they used to? Do you just want to find some good accessible travel resources?
Then pick up a copy of the newly released third edition of Barrier-Free Travels: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.
Billed as the definitive guide to accessible travel, this indispensable resource contains detailed information about the logistics of planning accessible travel by plane, train, bus and ship.
Says author Candy Harrington, "Planning an accessible vacation can be daunting if you don't even know where to start, but this book gives you the resources to do it — and it will save you some time, money and frustration in the process."
Barrier-Free Travel includes important details about accessible air travel, traveling with oxygen, accessible ground transportation, choosing a travel agent, on-line booking, accessible recreation and even budget travel.
Says Harrington, "Many people don't realize that accessible travel — travel for wheelchair-users to slow walkers — doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. For example, did you know you can stay in a wheelchair-accessible yurt on the Oregon coast for just $28 per night? That's why I included a whole chapter on budget travel — to let people know that there are deals out there."
The new edition also includes recent updates to access laws, lots of new resources, and an expanded list of companies that rent accessible vans in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Adds Harrington, "Due to repeated requests I also included a whole chapter on accessible shore excursions, which lists over 45 tour operators who offer accessible tours to cruise ship passengers."
Known as the guru of accessible travel, Candy Harrington has covered this niche exclusively for the past 15 years. She's the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of several other accessible travel titles. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel issues at www.BarrierFreeTravels.com.
Says Harrington, "Accessible travel options have really opened up dramatically since the last edition of this book, and the new resources and updated information really reflect those changes"
Published by Demos Publishing, Barrier-Free Travel is a must-have resource for wheelchair- or scooter-users, slow walkers, travel agents, CILs and libraries. It's available at bookstores, through the publisher (800-532-8663) or on-line at www.BarrierFreeTravel.net.