GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME II, NUMBER 1, January 2001
Copyright © 2001, Global Access News
http://www.globalaccessnews.com


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

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to the January 2001 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. NEW BERMUDA SITE
2. ACCESS TO BERN, SWITZERLAND
3. NYC BUS BARGAINS
4. PROJECT FISHING OKLAHOMA
5. LUNG ASSOCIATION TRAVEL GUIDE
6. NEW PORTABLE TRAVEL LIFT
7. PARIS MUSEUMS

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1. NEW BERMUDA SITE


Bermuda for the Physically Handicapped Association’s new web site provides the best access information available for this island paradise. The site includes tips on accessible accommodations, transportation, beaches and parking regulations. To learn more, visit
http://www.bermuda-online.org/BPHA.htm

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2. ACCESS TO BERN, SWITZERLAND


If Bern, Switzerland is in your travel plans, click this link to explore their database of accessible hotels, restaurants, museums and monuments.
http://www.kommbern.ch/english/index.html

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3. NYC BUS BARGAINS


The buses of New York City are gloriously accessible, and now Glenda H, of Brooklyn, NY, reports that using them is cheaper than ever. Normally, riders pay $1.50 per ride, but now users can buy a daylong “MetroCard Fun Pass” for $4. The card provides unlimited rides on all NYC buses and subways. A seven-day card is also available for $17. The card is available at Hudson News Stands, Rite Aid pharmacies and NYC & Co. For further information, visit www.mta.nyc.ny.us

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4. PROJECT FISHING OKLAHOMA


John B, of Tulsa, OK, reports that Oklahoma’s Tourism and Recreation Department now offers a brochure describing all barrier-free fishing sites and discount programs for disabled people in Oklahoma. To receive a copy, call (405) 521-4603 or visit
http://www.projectaccess.com/paok.htm

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5. LUNG ASSOCIATION TRAVEL GUIDE

The American Lung Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties now offers a travel guide tailored for people with chronic breathing problems. The “Better Breathers Traveler” is a how-to-cope book for local or overseas travel for anyone with conditions such as asthma, allergies, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The guide has been reviewed by respiratory health specialists and by individuals with lung disease. To receive a copy, call 1-800-LUNG USA (800-586-4872).

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6. NEW PORTABLE TRAVEL LIFT


Kathy D, of San Diego, CA, reports on a new portable travel lift that her parents have found helpful. “Recently, on two different cruises (Princess and Crystal), we had the opportunity to do a field trial with a new prototype travel lift,” Kathy said. “My mother has quadriplegia due to MS, and we were getting to the point where we could no longer easily travel (at home we have a ceiling mounted track lift). The opportunity to try this lift has given us new horizons! The inventor was very good about implementing changes that we recommended from our trials and is now marketing this device. It is not cheap, but if you are looking for a travel lift option, this may be for you. It weighs about 50 pounds, is very compact, rolls easily into and out of the airport (no need to carry the lift) and in ship and hotel bathrooms on both carpet and tile, and can be easily operated by one person. We don't own stock in the company or have any other financial interest...just wanted to let you know about it.” To learn more, visit http://www.TakeAlongLifts.homestead.com/

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7. PARIS MUSEUMS

This past November, Beth Aigner and her husband, Robert, visited two of Paris’ top museums, the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay. Learn why the Aigners found Paris so manifique in the winter.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/parismuseums01.htm

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