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InnSider
Located an hour-and-a-half north of Milwaukee, this rustic cabin features good access and a stunning view of Lake Michigan.

Grand Canyon West
Although outside of the borders of Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon West offers sweeping views of the massive canyon from the newly constructed Grand Canyon Skywalk. Add in some conveniently located western cabins, and you have all the makings for a very accessible western adventure.

Exploring the Hopi Arts Trail
Located in Northeastern Arizona, this 125-mile scenic drive is dotted with galleries and cultural attractions that shed some light on the Hopi culture. Although not all the stops along the way are wheelchair-accessible, this emerging cultural destination is doable for many wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

Curious Traveler: Getting to Vancouver Island
Candy Harrington outlines the most accessible ferry choices for getting to Vancouver Island.


 

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CPAPs on Cruise Ships?

I recently started using a CPAP, and I am scheduled to go on a cruise in two months. I’ve heard that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the cruise line is required to provide me with distilled water at no charge for the length of my cruise. What is the best way for me to arrange this? Are there any other services they are required to provide me under the law, as a CPAP-user?

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Planning an Accessible Vacation: Wheelchair Van Rentals

Although the availability of accessible ground transportation has greatly improved over the past 10 years, sometimes it's just more practical to drive your own vehicle. This is especially true if you're planning a vacation that includes a visit to a national park, a road trip to a rural part of a country or a journey which includes stops in several cities. And since driving your own van isn't always a possibility, wheelchair van rentals are the perfect option for folks who want a little independence in their travels, yet still require comfortable and safe adapted transportation. More...

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Ready for Peak Season After Spring Cleaning

The view will be picture perfect on the Grand Canyon Skywalk this summer, as this Arizona landmark received a thorough spring cleaning from Abseilon USA this year. And although cleaning the 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge isn’t an easy task, Abseilon technicians dangled from ropes 4,000-feet above the canyon floor to complete the chore.
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18 July 2014, 9:03 am
Philly Ducks Also Accessible! 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 … Continue reading →

12 July 2014, 1:11 pm
Quacking Around San Francisco 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 … Continue reading →

Books By Candy Harrington

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Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
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Cover of 22 Accessible Road Trips

22 Accessible Road Trips
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Cover of 101 Accessible Vacations
101 Accessible Vacations
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Barrier Free Travel
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Cover of There Is Room At The Inn
There Is Room At The Inn
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Kids On Wheels
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