GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME X, NUMBER 5, May 2009

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

 

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Welcome to the May 2009 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel tips and experiences.

 

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CONTENTS

 

1. BEACH POWER RENTALS

2. COLLEEN’S PARIS

3. RHODES: PRIVATE TOURS

4. TRAVEL FOR ALL

5. ACCESS INSIGHTS

6. SICILY ACCESS REPORT

 

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1. BEACH POWER RENTALS

 

Jerry Nasello & Tammy Fortenberry shared the news of their new site, Beach Power Rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
They write: We are renting power wheelchairs that will easily transport a person weighing up to 250 lbs. through heavy sand all the way to the water's edge. Visit our web site at http://www.beachpowerrentals.com./ and watch our video at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLjNoqgFRzI&fmt=18

 

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2. COLLEEN’S PARIS

 

Colleen’s Paris offers an excellent range of access items for both new and old visitors to the City of Lights. Whether it’s locating an accessible bathroom, navigating the Eiffel Tower, the RER or the above-ground Promenade Plantée park, Colleen’s site provides good, practical tips. Don’t miss her commentary on "Paris en fauteuil" an accessible guidebook listing information on museums, buses, restaurants, etc. Learn more about Paris access at http://www.colleensparis.com/Colleens_Paris_Handicap.htm

 

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3. RHODES: PRIVATE TOURS

 

The following company provides private tours of the island of Rhodes for disabled travelers. They use a Mercedes sedan and request that passengers use folding wheelchairs. Learn more at http://www.rhodesprivatetours.com/accessible_disabled.htm

 

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4. TRAVEL FOR ALL (A Flying Wheelchair from Japan)

 

Just because a destination was known to be challenging to disabled travelers never stopped Japan’s Kijikiji from visiting it. He’s traveled to dozens of places that few disabled travelers would ever think of going, including Myanmar, Nepal, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and Bolivia. Visit his web site and enjoy his travel photos and candid comments on various countries. http://www.kijikiji.com/english/index.htm

 

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5. ACCESS INSIGHTS

 

CORNWALL, ONTARIO ADDS LOWERED-FLOOR BUSES

 

Cornwall, Ontario, recently added new lowered-floor buses to their fleet. Learn more at

http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/article-332142-New-Transit-buses.html

 

VENERE TRAVEL BLOG

 

Venere, a popular travel blog, now provides some access insights on the cities of Paris, France and Valencia, Spain. Catch their travel tips at

http://www.venere.com/blog/accessible-paris-travel/

 

BARRIER-FREE CRUISES

 

“The Vancouver Sun” recently ran an insightful article on barrier-free cruise ships. Catch this article while it remains on-line at

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Disabilities+barrier+good+times+ship+shore/1553876/story.html

 

WHEELCHAIR CAMPING IN COLORADO

 

http://www.examiner.com/x-9055-Colorado-Adaptive-Travel-Examiner~y2009m4d30-Colorado-Camping-with-a-Wheelchair

 

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6.  SICILY ACCESS REPORT 2009

 

Simon and Jane Reed took on a very challenging trip to Sicily this spring and returned with superb input on their travels. Share the ups and downs of their journey at

http://www.globalaccessnews.com/sicily09.htm

 

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