GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME III, NUMBER 8, August 2002
Copyright © 2002, Global Access News

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Please note: Any Internet links mentioned in this E-Zine were verified as functioning as of the date on this E-Zine. Websites and e-mail addresses, however, change frequently, so changes may have occurred after that date.

Welcome to the August 2002 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. ABLETOGO
2. CAMPING: COLCHESTER, ENGLAND
3. FLORIDA GUIDE
4. ACCESS TOURS
5. U.S. THEME PARKS
6. COSTA DEL SOL EQUIPMENT & RENTALS
7. IRANIAN HONEYMOON

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1. ABLETOGO


UK readers may want to check out the new Abletogo website, which lists accessible Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses, Self Catering, Caravans and Holiday Centres for those with mobility difficulties. If you, or a member of your family, are disabled or elderly, or simply have difficulty getting about, Abletogo may be able to help you find the right accommodation.

Members will be able to enjoy a range of benefits, discounts and privileges, enter competitions and take advantage of last-minute deals. Join today - membership is free. The Abletogo site was founded and is being developed by disabled people. To learn more, visit www.abletogo.com

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2. CAMPING: COLCHESTER, ENGLAND

The four-star Colchester Camping & Caravan Park, situated in southeast England (near the Suffolk/Essex countryside), provides disabled facilities along with electric hook-ups, a shop and a children’s playground. A local pub/restaurant is nearby. To learn more, visit
http://www.ukcampsite.com/east-of-england/colchester-caravan.htm
 
Or contact the owners, David & Sylvia, at 
Cymbeline Way, Lexden, Colchester CO3 4AG - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1206 545551 - Fax: +44 (0)1206 710443

E-mail: enquiries@colchestercamping.co.uk - Web site: www.colchestercamping.co.uk

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3. FLORIDA GUIDE


An updated version of Wheelchairs on the Go: Accessible Fun in Florida is now available. This 424-page book covers Florida’s access from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys. Access to tourist attractions, beaches, parks, theaters, sports stadiums, fishing piers, boat rentals, and more is featured. The book is available for$24.95 ($3.00 shipping outside Florida or $1.75 tax for Florida residents) Either order online at www.wheelchairsonthego.com

Call (727) 573-0434 or 1-888-245-7300 with your credit card information, or send a check, money order or credit card information to:
Wheelchairs on the Go
14074 Egret Lane
Clearwater, FL 33762

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4. ACCESS TOURS

If the American West & Northwest top your travel dream list, Access Tours can help you make those dreams reality. For 14 years, Access Tours has offered accessible explorations of those regions for slow walkers and wheelchair users. Operating out of Victor, Idaho, this nonprofit company offers tours for groups of up to 10 people, so booking far ahead is essential. Their tours provide power scooters and touring vehicles with wheelchair lifts. To learn more, call (800) 929-4811 or visit www.accesstours.org

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5. U.S. THEME PARKS


With summer still in high gear, many of us are searching for accessible theme parks. The following website, operated by a disabled theme-park aficionado, provides the type of informative insights that will make us glad to know before we go. http://www.globalaccessnew.com/abelbodies1/ThemeParks.html

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6. COSTA DEL SOL EQUIPMENT & RENTALS


Paul Fielding, of the Independent Living Spain wrote to inform us of his new wheelchair/scooter & medical equipment rental service on the Costa Del Sol. His service delivers rental items to your hotel and then collects them at the end of your stay. A range of access ramps are also available for sale or lease, ranging from doorstep threshold ramps to two-piece fiberglass ramps in various sizes. His company serves the area from Malaga to San Pedro.
www.independentlivingspain.com 

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7. JOURNEY TO IRAN


Mirko and Xiomara Tomassoni, of the Republic of San Marino (Italy), recently returned from their honeymoon in Iran. What’s it like for a wheelchair user to travel in such an exotic Middle Eastern country? Find out at
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/iran02.htm

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Global Access News welcomes your travel reports, tips and comments at clearpath@cox.net
Thanks for sharing!

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