Accessible Travel Through the Eyes of an Expert



Days or weeks off work to spend quality time with family, friends or just to hit the open road, explore and have an adventure.

In any community or circle of friends, traveling is always a hot topic. There’s always someone you can ask for travel recommendations or who has a story about a travel experience either good or bad.

However, in the community of wheelchair users, travel is an important topic of discussion.

We probably don’t need to tell you that this is because vacation attractions, destinations and accommodations for wheelchair users can often be hard to come by.

So, who can wheelchair users turn to for helpful advice and suggestions on places and spaces that are perfect for accessible travel?

Enter: the expert.

Reading Up on Accessible Travel

Much like the Frommer’s travel guides for nearly every country imaginable, Candy Harrington is a leading expert for accessible travel.

Harrington has devoted the past 16 years to exclusively covering the accessible travel industry. In that time she’s written several travel books including titles like There Is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts & Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, 101 Accessible Vacations, and 22 Accessible Road Trips.

Harrington’s newest release is titled Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. This book covers detailed information such as accessible trails, sites and lodging options. She also gives insights into how the Grand Canyon can be toured by solely using wheelchair vehicles, and without the need for the taxing travel by wheelchair or bus.

Beyond the Books

In addition to sharing information about accessible travel in her books, Harrington updates a blog online known as Barrier Free Travels. You can find it here.

Have you experienced an accessible vacation using Harrington’s advice? How was your experience? Let us know by joining the conversation below!

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