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Emerging Horizons: Autumn 2014

Emerging Horizons: Autumn 2014

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Emerging Horizons: Autumn 2014

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Aug 26, 2014


The Fall 2014 issue of Emerging Horizons contains access information, travel tips and handy resources for wheelchair-users and slow walkers. This resource-filled issue is packed with access details on destinations, lodging options and tours; and offers industry updates and helpful tips for planning wheelchair-accessible vacations.

From a Southeastern Arizona birding B&B, to an accessible cabin on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and an recently renovated hotel in Yellowstone National Park, there’s an accessible lodging choice for just about everyone. Add in a luxurious Palm Springs area resort, and you’ve got even more accessible choices.

Also included is information about the an accessible safari park in Arizona, exploring Philadelphia with a CityPASS, the accessible Elvis sites in Tupelo and the cultural gems of Edmonton.

Whether you want to explore Pictured Rock National Lakeshore or enjoy an up-and-coming Arkansas cultural gem, there’s no shortage of accessible travel ideas in this issue. And if you’ve ever wondered about accessible lodging just outside Yosemite National Park, you’ll find a great resource in the Curious Traveler column.

And speaking of resources, this issue also contains information on transportation in San Juan, a new protective container for wheelchairs and walkers, and accessible van rentals in Europe; as well as details about a NYC app that highlights accessible transportation and sights, and a nicely accessible Cape Coral rental home.

Detailed access information, helpful travel tips and useful resources — that’s what Emerging Horizons is all about.

Aug 26, 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 4

Autumn 2014

Published by C & C Creative Concepts at Smashwords

Copyright 2014 Candy B. Harrington

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Editor's Desk

Candy Harrington cuts to the chase and explains what is and isn’t an appropriate example of an accessible shower.


Located in Southeastern Arizona, this birding B&B makes for a very accessible and romantic 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

European Air Travel Complaints on the Rise

NYC Announces Plan to Finance Accessible Taxi Fleet

ADA Penalty Raised

Emerging Cultural Hotspot Draws Visitors to Northwestern Arkansas

Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has transformed this sleepy little Arkansas town into a top-notch cultural destination. Add in a newly refurbished downtown area and a sleek hip hotel and you have all the ingredients for a very accessible getaway.

Explore the Elvis Connection in Downtown Tupelo

As the birthplace of the king of rock and roll, this Northeastern Mississippi town boasts a bevy of Elvis sites. From the house he was born in, to the drive-in he frequented as a teen, there’s no shortage of quirky, fun and accessible places to explore. Add in a very accessible driving tour, and you have all the makings for a fun weekend getaway.

Accessible Diversions Abound in Eclectic Edmonton

Located in central Alberta, this Canadian capital features a good selection of accessible cultural finds. From aboriginal culture and natural history, to trend-setting architecture, modern art and contemporary exhibitions, there’s no shortage of fun diversions in this vibrant city.


Accessible San Juan Transportation

UAL Uses New Protective Wheelchair Container

Accessible Van Rental in Europe

Accessible Cape Coral Villa

NYC App Highlights Access

Colorful Cliffs and Sandstone Formations Dot Scenic Superior Shoreline

Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rock National Lakeshore offers a good mix of accessible trails, overlooks and windshield views along the 42-mile route. And if you’d like to overnight in a very accessible cabin, head over to South Range, Michigan and check out this newly constructed and affordable charmer.

A Taste of Africa in Northern Arizona

Located just a half-hour south of Sedona, this 100-plus acre wildlife preserve features good access, thrilling shows and lots of opportunities for animal interactions.

Historic Yellowstone Hotel Sports New Access Upgrades

After a two-year renovation project and a bill in excess of $28.5 million, this historic Yellowstone hotel offers more options for wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

Discover Philadelphia with CityPASS

For a very affordable Philadelphia visit, check out CityPASS; a prepaid ticket booklet that includes admission to five popular attractions. It’s valid for nine days and saves users 46% off individually priced attractions. And with a little advance planning, you can map out an accessible CityPASS visit.

Curious Traveler

Looking for Accessible Yosemite Lodging

Candy Harrington offers tips for finding accessible lodging in and near Yosemite National Park.

Accessible Lodging Spotlight

Lush SoCal Property Boasts Excellent Access

Located just 30 miles from Palm Springs, this lush Mediterranean resort boasts good access, meticulous service, and 11 gorgeous acres dotted with fountains flower gardens and pools.


Rolling Around Edmonton

A Corny Roadside Attraction

Emerging Arts Scene in Northwestern Arkansas

Arizona Birding Hotspot

Yosemite Lodging Alternative

Relaxing in Desert Hot Springs

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Editor’s Desk

Beware the Dreaded Walk-In Shower

Candy B. Harrington

Words are sometimes very misleading. Take the phrase walk-in shower, for example. I first heard the term a few years back when I was traveling through Colorado and a hotel manager invited me over to

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