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Emerging Horizons: Spring 2014

Emerging Horizons: Spring 2014

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Emerging Horizons: Spring 2014

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Mar 15, 2014


The Spring 2014 issue of Emerging Horizons contains access information, travel tips and handy resources for wheelchair-users and slow walkers. This “Spring Break and Beyond” issue is packed with access details on destinations, lodging options and tours; and offers industry updates, resources and helpful tips for planning wheelchair-accessible vacations.From a completely accessible B&B on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, to a secluded retreat on Vancouver Island, and a historic beachfront property near San Diego, there’s an accessible lodging choice for just about everyone.Also included is information on a bevy of accessible attractions in Tillamook, Oregon; as well as details about a little known driving tour through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park.If you’d like to explore Alberta, then don’t miss the, “Banff and Beyond” feature. Not only does it include information about accessible sites in Banff, but it also highlights a cruise on Lake Minnewanka, a Lake Louise Trail and a tour across the Athabasca glacier -- all of which are wheelchair-accessible.Also included is access information about a whale watching adventure in Tofino, a Glacier National Park driving itinerary, and a fun way to roll over the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park. And if you’ve ever wondered if the historic sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway are accessible, you’ll find the answer in the Curious Traveler column.And speaking of resources, this issue also contains information on accessible tours in Scotland, a Canadian snowmobile adventure suitable for wheelchair-users, a unique resource for accessible transportation in Puerto Rico, and a new fleet of accessible taxis in Connecticut. In short, we’ve got everything you need to plan your next trip.Detailed access information, helpful travel tips and useful resources — that’s what Emerging Horizons is all about.
Mar 15, 2014

Informazioni sull'autore

Known as the guru of accessible travel, Candy Harrington has been writing about travel for wheelchair users and slow walkers exclusively for over 20 years. She’s the founding editor of Emerging Horizons, and the author of the classic Barrier Free Travel; A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.Tape measure in hand, Candy hits the road often, in search of new accessible travel finds. And when she’s not on the road, she enjoys spending time with her travel photographer husband at their home in the Sierras.

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Emerging Horizons

Travel Information for Wheelchair Users and Slow Walkers

Vol 17 No 2

Spring 2014

Published by C & C Creative Concepts at Smashwords

Copyright 2014 Candy B. Harrington

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Editor’s Desk

Candy Harrington reflects on a recent interview, where she was asked if the hospitality industry was finally tapping into the accessible tourism market.


Surround by orchards and vineyards on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this quaint country inn features good wheelchair-access in every guest room. Add in a very accommodating and knowledgeable innkeeper, and you have all the ingredients for a relaxing and accessible rural retreat.

Gems and Germs

Gems are individuals or companies that demonstrate progressive attitudes towards people with disabilities, or who have sought to increase awareness to accessible tourism though their progressive policies and practices.

Germs are individuals or companies that maintain archaic attitudes towards people with disabilities or who endorse policies and practices that serve to discourage advances in accessible tourism.

In The News

NYC to Add More Accessible Taxis

Glacier National Park Adds Accessible Red Buses

Brazilian Access Study Released

Glaciers, Waterfalls and Wildlife Dot Montana National Park

Located in a remote corner of Montana, this Crown of the Continent is filled with a nice selection of accessible trails, overlooks and driving routes. Add in two accessible lodging choices in nearby Whitefish, and you have all the ingredients for a barrier-free outdoor getaway.

Banff and Beyond

Located near the southern border of Banff National Park, the town of Banff is an excellent home base for visitors wanting to explore the area’s natural wonders. From a glacier tour near Jasper, and a scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka, to wildlife sighting and hiking, there’s no shortage of accessible things to see and do in this playground of the Rockies.

Step Back in Time in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Return to a kinder and gentler time in this rural Georgia town, which features a collection of antique shops along Main Street, and a scenic train excursion that departs from the historic depot. And with a nicely accessible mountain cabin located nearby, you’ll surely want to linger on in this peaceful paradise for a few days.


Budget Accessible Transportation in Puerto Rico

Accessible Snowmobile Tours

Emerging Horizons’ Editor Releases New Book

Accessible Taxis in Connecticut

Accessible Scotland Tours

Access Upgrades Make Tofino More Accessible

Thanks to the efforts of a very determined advocate, this rugged Vancouver Island town now offers some accessible tourism options, including a whale watching excursion and a luxurious coastal inn.

The Tillamook Trifecta:

Warbirds, Cheese Curds and Forests

Located 70 miles west of Portland, Tillamook boasts beautiful scenery and some unique accessible attractions. And since it’s off the main tourist trek, this cheese capital of Oregon is also pleasantly devoid of the long lines and crowds that plague top tier destinations.

Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Located in Southern Colorado, Great San Dunes National Park features beach wheelchair access out to the dunes, and offers two overnight camping options. It’s a great place to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer.

The Two Sides of Capitol Reef

Located in south central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park is filled with massive cliffs, sandstone domes, and canyon walls dotted with Native American petroglyphs. And although the park proper is a must-see, a little known scenic drive just outside of the park offers a different perspective on its unique geologic features.

Curious Traveler

Along the Natchez Trace

Candy Harrington offers suggestions for accessible stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway near Vicksburg.

Accessible Lodging Spotlight

A Touch of Class on Coronado Island

Located across the street from one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California, this historic inn features luxurious accessible rooms in a garden-like setting, and boasts a very helpful and attentive staff.


Hopi Cultural Trail

North to Calgary

Yosemite Lodging Alternative

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Vancouver Island Ferry

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Editor’s Desk

Attitudes & Opinions

Tapping Into the Market


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