A Must Read Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Candy Harrington describes her stay at Safari West as luxurious, fun and suitable for wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

“There’s nothing better than going to sleep listening to the sounds of the jungle,” she describes, adding that the California resort is “almost like visiting Africa; except you don’t get jet lag, you save about $4,000 and you can do it in a weekend.”

Her review of the Santa Rosa resort is just one of over ninety properties she covers in her latest book, Resting Easy in the US: Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. The book describes the accessibility and charm of unique properties located all across the US.

The book is practically a must-have for people who love to take their wheelchair vans all across the country, as there is no better compendium of unique accessible locations and sites.

About the Author

Candy Harrington is known as the guru of accessible travel. A title that she has rightfully earned. She has spent more than twenty years covering the accessible travel industry and has written an impressive library of books to chronicle her experiences. Some of her past works include There Is Room at the Inn; Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, 101 Accessible Vacations; Travel ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, and 22 Accessible Road Trips; Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.

Her latest book adds to her already impressive career. In Resting Easy in the US, Harrington shines a light on some of the most exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations that are accessible to wheelchair-users and slow walkers alike.

But the book is no mere list that anyone can grab off the Internet. Candy has taken the time to visit each and every location that she covers, a fact that becomes apparent as you read through her detailed descriptions and firsthand experiences at each of the properties.

About the Book

Each section contains an in-depth look at every Inn, B&B, ranch, cabin, hotel and yurt where she has stayed, complete with photographs of the buildings, rooms and bathroom accommodations.  Harrington takes the time to describe what is particularly unique about each location as well as the handicap accessible services and layouts of each property.

What makes this book so special is the extent that Harrington goes to help individuals get the best idea of what each property has to offer.

“Variety is the key word here,” Harrington explains in her introduction. She realizes that no set of needs is the same for every person, which is why she has included a “Best Fit” section with every location, describing what type of person would enjoy each property as well as who it is best suited for “access-wise”. She also includes “Candy’s Take”, her own personal reaction to each property and set of accommodations.

Finally, each property description is topped off with a “Nearby” section that outlines several accessible sites and things to do that are close to each location.

A person can practically plan their entire trip using only this book. Harrington provides the address, phone number, website and occasionally the name of the property owner/manager within each section. She even goes as far as to include the GPS coordinates to the property.

There is no getting lost when you plan your trip with this book.

We definitely recommend Resting Easy in the US, and any of Candy’s travel guides, to those who want to see some of the best accessible sites that the US has to offer. Best of all, she has set up a website where she will be updating information and changes to the properties, keeping the book alive and evolving in the years to come.

Have you read any of Candy’s books? Let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

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