22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

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Demos Medical Publishing, May 18, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 318 pages
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Bronze Winner 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of The Year, Travel Guides Category 22 Accessible Road Trips contains useful and detailed information about accessible travel, that's readable, informative and pertinent. The book is aimed at those who use wheelchairs, walkers or just have mobility issues. Organized geographically, the book is divided into 22 chapters, with each chapter detailing a loop driving route that can be completed in approximately 2-3 weeks. The routes are spaced throughout the US, with each route having a theme or a commonality. Each route begins in a gateway city with a major airport, so the trips can also be completed as fly-drive packages. And of course they can always be broken up into shorter trips, or even day excursions. Flexibility is the key with this book, with plenty of opportunity to personalize each route to meet individual tastes, time frames and budgets.

Candy includes details about accessible lodging, sites, trails, attractions and restaurants. She also gives readers a real flavor of the drives, with off-the-beaten-path finds, unique roadside attractions and rural driving routes also included. 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."


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User Review  - mkbird - LibraryThing

This is an excellent travel book for depth of itinerary, planned routes and detail. The focus is on access, which is for those with mobility impairment, however I found this was important when I broke ... Read full review

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User Review  - corgiiman - LibraryThing

The book did very well of covering the United States and found the trips were well rounded for all interests. While not acquainted with all the excursions, I found the ones I was familiar with were well planned. Read full review


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Candy B. Harrington is known as the guru of accessible travel. She has covered accessible travel exclusively for the past 15 years. She is the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers and 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. Candy is also a contributing author to Kids On Wheels, a resource guide for wheelchair-using kids and their parents. Her work can be found in disability-related magazines including New Mobility, PN, Ability, Momentum, SCI Life, Active Living, Abilities and Arthritis Today, as well as mainstream publications from the Dallas Morning News to Transitions Abroad and niche titles such as Wheeling Sportsman and Stroke Smart. She is the resident expert on accessible travel for TravelAge West and provides regular content for websites such as Disaboom. BootsnAll and Rezoom. Harrington also pens consumer-focused accessible travel columns for Special Living, Travel World International, Frommers.com and Trips and Getaways.

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