GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME X, NUMBER 6, June 2009

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Welcome to the June 2009 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. This month we have a jam-packed issue featuring multiple worldwide destinations. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel tips and experiences.

 

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CONTENTS

 

1. CORSICA ACCESS

2. THAILAND: DUREA HEALTH CENTER

3. ENNISMORE, ONTARIO, CANADA

4. LONDON WALKS IN JUNE

5. NEW ZEALAND: ACCOMOBILITY.CO.NZ

6. SANIBEL, FL: SANDDOLLAR ACCESSIBLE CONDO
7. ENGLAND: NARROW BOAT CRUISE

8. LONDON HOLIDAY

 

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1. CORSICA ACCESS

 

Rosalind Fiamma submitted her Corsica Access web site for physically disabled travelers planning a trip to Corsica. Available in both English and French, the site offers access information for accommodations, restaurants, museums, beaches and more. Visit her site at http://www.corsica-access.org/

 

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2. THAILAND: DUREA HEALTH CENTER

 

Mioara Durea wrote to announce that the Durea Health Center is now open for business near Chiang Mai, Thailand. The facility offers accessible accommodations in a resort atmosphere for disabled people. Their web site features extensive photos depicting the accessible accommodations that include roll-in showers. The owners are in the process of modifying a car for wheelchair transport. The price of transport to Chiang Mai will be 300- 350 Baht (8 -10 USD) one way. View their many facility photos and learn more at http://www.dureahealthcenter.com/home.php
 

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3. ENNISMORE, ONTARIO, CANADA

 

David Perry wrote to share news of a B&B in Ennismore, Ontario Canada. Their accommodations feature an accessible home overlooking Lake Chemong. Accessible amenities include 36" wide doors, a large bathroom with an under-counter roll-under sink and a roll-in shower with either a shower chair or shower bench available. Removal grab bars are available beside the toilet. Additionally, we have a Waverley Glen lift available, as well as a Hoyer lift for getting in/out of bed. Learn more at www.CountryBlessings.ca or write Perry at dbperry@rogers.com

 

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4. LONDON WALKS IN JUNE

 

Derek Guzman, who leads accessible walks in London and Paris, will be available for walking tours of London and excursions by train starting the second week of June. Contact Guzman at londononwheels@yahoo.com and visit his web site at http://londononwheels.tripod.com

 

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5. NEW ZEALAND: ACCOMOBILITY.CO.NZ
 

Lianne Kalivati recently launched a new web site, Accomobility.CO.NZ.com providing disabled travelers with accessible accommodation information for New Zealand. The site provides specific details of available facilities so that disabled travelers can make informed choices of their holiday accommodation. Learn more at www.accomobility.co.nz

 

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6. SANIBEL, FL: SANDDOLLAR ACCESSIBLE CONDO

 

Ken Piech and his wife wrote to share the news of their wheelchair accessible Sanddollar Condo on Sanibel, Florida.

 

Piech writes: “We have recently remodeled our condo with many wheelchair friendly features, including all tile floors, wide doorways and hallways, wide turning radius in kitchen, walk-in/roll-in shower, grab bars for toilets and showers, etc. Our contractor widened the door into the master bedroom and put lever handles on all the doors. In addition, we installed ramps for the entrance doorway and for the doorway going out to the lanai, which has a great view of the beach. 

 

Sanibel Island has limited development so that 70% of the island will always remain natural preserve.  There are many miles of nice beaches and no high-rise buildings.  Sanibel Island has over 40 miles of bicycle trails. Billy's rentals has a tandem bicycle (aka The Duet) with a wheelchair in front and a regular bike on the back. Billy's rentals offers The Duet to use for two hours at no charge. Billy's rentals offers beach wheelchair rentals for $35 per day and a weekly rental charge is $85.

 

Sanibel has wheelchair accessible restrooms at all its public beaches. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and the Ding Darling National Wildlife Sanctuary are both very wheelchair accessible and excellent places to visit. Although most/all the restaurants are wheelchair accessible, their restrooms are variable relative to ease of use for someone in a wheelchair. Although some of the restrooms are marginal, others have large doors with a large stall with adequate turning space and its own sink and grab bars.”

 

To learn more, visit their new, condo specific web site at http://sanibelsanddollarc201.com/ featuring numerous photos, information and a wheelchair accessibility page, detailing some of our condo's wheelchair friendly features.

 

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7. ENGLAND: NARROW BOAT CRUISE

 

Pat Frow of South Africa recently visited England to take an accessible narrow boat cruise on Llangollen Canal. Share her shipboard fun at  http://www.globalaccessnews.com/narrowboatfrow09.htm

 

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8. LONDON HOLIDAY

 

Syd & June Burns recently took on London during some extreme weather conditions to visit Hampton Court Palace during the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne. Afterwards they tackled the Isle of Wight. Experience their insights at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/london_holiday%20Burns%2009.htm

 

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