GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME I, NUMBER 8, November 2000
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Welcome to the November 2000 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write and share your travel experiences and tips.

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CONTENTS

1. ORLANDO RENTAL
2. EASY ACCESS AUSTRALIA UPDATED
3. ALBERTA LODGE
4. SOUTH AFRICAN TOURS
5. HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY
6. EAST COAST JOURNEY
7. TOURING ALASKA
8. PORTUGAL: LISBON & MADEIRA
9. ACCESS ISRAEL


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1. ORLANDO RENTAL

Ian Day's fully accessible one-story rental in the heart of fun land Orlando, Florida is a wheelchair user's dream vacation spot. This four bedroom, three-bathroom family home sports a heated pool and spa with a water-powered hoist for easy wheelchair access. Why stay in a hotel when such accessible amenities are available at a reasonable price? To learn more and view photos of this home’s features, visit http://www.killadesign.co.uk/awayday/index.htm

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2. EASY ACCESS AUSTRALIA UPDATED


First Published in 1995 by Bruce Cameron, this newly updated version of "Easy Access Australia" provides more accessible attractions, accommodations and transportation for disabled travelers to the land of “Down Under.” The author, who has a complete c5/6 spinal injury, is well qualified to report on the wonders of Australia’s highways and byways. The guide, which took 15 months to update, explores everything from Sydney to Brisbane to Cairns, and Sydney to Melbourne via the coast, as well as Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Adelaide SA, Tree Top walking in WA, and a tour of Uluru with an Aboriginal guide. The updated guide includes 600 accessible accommodations, and information is also provided on hospitals, equipment hire, attendant care, local tour operators, accessible transportation and restaurants. To learn more, e-mail Bruce Cameron at bruceeaa@vicnet.net.au

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3. ALBERTA LODGE


John L, of Queens, NY, highly recommends the fully accessible cabins available at the William Watson Lodge in Alberta, Canada. Located in the mountains of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, the lodge offers 22 barrier-free cabins by Kananaskis Lake. Features include accessible trails, fishing sites and picnic spots. Downhill skiing is available in the winter. Rates range from $17-22 per night. Early reservations are advised. Visit their web site at http://www.gov.ab.ca/env/parks/prov_parks/kananaskis/facilities/wwlodge.html

or contact:
William Watson Lodge
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
P.O. Box 130
Kananaskis Village, Alberta
T0L 2H0
Tel: (403) 591-7227 fax 591-7372

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4. SOUTH AFRICAN TOURS

Rolling SA Tours in South Africa,
announced the availability of the first comprehensive tour facility for wheelchair users in South Africa. Whether it’s taking a game safari, braving white water rafting, trying tandem parachuting or enjoying the island beauty of Mauritius, this tour group can help disabled travelers experience the best of South Africa. To learn more, visit www.rollingsa.co.za 

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5. HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY


En route to Australia from Toronto, Canada, James Glasbergen and his attendant stopped over for a week in Hawaii. James reports on Oahu's many accessible accommodations and attractions at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/hawaii2000.htm

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6. EAST COAST JOURNEY


June and Syd Burns, of Penrith, England, traveled down the Eastern Coast of the U.S. this September. June has arachnoiditis and uses an Echo 200, lightweight push-type wheelchair.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/useastcoast.htm

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7. TOURING ALASKA


This September, Eddie and Harriet Rice took a seven-day cruise from Anchorage (Seward), Alaska to Vancouver, B.C. on the Holland America – Statendam. Eddie, who uses a power scooter due to Post-Polio Syndrome, reports on access to hotel and tour accommodations, as well as the ship’s facilities. For their in-depth report visit http://www.globalaccessnews.com/alaska2000.htm

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8. PORTUGAL: LISBON & MADEIRA


In September, Diarmuid Corry traveled from Dublin, Ireland to Madeira and Lisbon, Portugal with his able-bodied wife. Diarmuid is a T4 paraplegic and uses a narrow, compact (68cm/27.2” wide) manual wheelchair.  Share their adventure at 
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/lisbonmadeira2000.ht


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9. ACCESS ISRAEL SITE

If Israel is in your travel dreams, check out this wonderful new site from Access Israel at http://www.access-israel.com/

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Thanks for sharing!

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