Unless you are a risk-taking adventurer, you’ll need to research road trips — more so than if flying in and staying put. To get you started Candy Harrington offers her new book, 22 Accessible Road Trips; Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.
If you use a wheelchair or walker, road trips can pose special challenges. 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers can help. Author Candy B. Harrington provides itineraries for loop drives lasting two weeks or more, offering plenty of information on accessible restaurants, lodging and van rentals so that readers can make the best choices for their abilities.
This book aims to equip people with disabilities with all the information they need to explore the country, whether they want to take a day trip in their own region or plan a longer getaway, including tips for a fly-drive vacation.
Candy Harrington’s latest book will set your wheels in motion! She includes suggestions for unusual side trips, not forgetting America’s general stores and classic diners. Harrington is hooked on travel. You will be, too, after reading her lively book. Her travel enthusiasm is contagious, her humor delightful. I’m ready to pack my bags for an adventure!”
Roberta Beach Jacobson
With useful, detailed accessibility information about driving itineraries and destinations across the country, 22 Accessible Road Trips is an indispensable resource for wheelchair and slow walking travelers. Candy Harrington has illustrated once again that a disability needn’t preclude exciting and fulfilling travel experiences.
Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman
Following Candy’s advice and suggestions is like having her as your personal tour guide easing your way to and into the best our country has to offer. It’s perfect for someone in a wheelchair, a slow walker, or someone who thinks that life’s too short to be rushing everywhere.
Innsiders Guide to Baltimore
Candy tells us how to travel smart — her pre-trip check list includes contact info for wheelchair and accessible van malfunctions, and even plans for prescription needs should they arise during our trip. Candy’s well-thought out plans dissolve any travel fears and open up a new world of trips we can take without hesitation. She broadens our horizons and gives us the road map for a richer life.
SCI Support Group Coordinator, Cincinnati, Ohio
Beware—this book may make you a road trip junkie like author Candy Harrington. On display in these 22 accessible road trips is not just the beauty and unique heritage of each region of the U.S., but also the power of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our country is out there for all of us to enjoy, and this wonderful book makes it so easy to hit the road with a minimum of planning, even for those using a wheelchair. As an added benefit, readers can check for access updates on the book’s website. Now that’s a great innovation!
Laurel Van Horn
Open Doors Organization
Candy Harrington brings forward a valuable travel resource that will inspire a road trip adventure possible for all abilities. For those who thought their disability meant an end to fun and recreation, Candy Harrington will change your mind.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Candy Harrington, self-professed ‘road trip junky,’ discovered that you don’t have to go overseas to find colorful characters, lush scenery and exotic regional cuisine. It’s all right here in the U.S. Veteran traveler Harrington lays out 22 terrific (and accessible) road loops across the U.S. Her itineraries offer wheelers and slow walkers lots of well-tested advice and counsel, but not so much as to dampen the spirit of adventure. This book is a great tool for planning a driving vacation but the fun part, of course, will be discovering for yourself the richness of the American landscape.
Christopher Reeve Foundation
Reading Candy’s, “22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers” is a lot like being set up by a good movie trailer. OK, you’ve convinced me. Let’s go! She begins with practical advice that has the ring of being hard-earned through firsthand experience. Having followed some of the almost two dozen loops she maps out around the USA I can say for sure she has done the homework. Get a copy. Pick any itinerary and tell me where you want us to meet up for our next road trip.
Rolling Rains Report
Candy has thoroughly done her research, saving disabled travelers hours (or days) of work in planning a road trip.
Anything is Possible Travel
The book captures the diversity of America, with off-the beaten path finds and unique roadside attractions, as well as must-see metropolitan sights in the gateway cities.
San Francisco World Travel Examiner
Besides the factual tips and resources, it’s easy to get carried away with the author’s advice and plan a trip of your own. As I read each itinerary, I was amazed at the details, including accessible parking and walkways, website links for attractions, accessible public transportation, and places that provide loaner wheelchairs.
With this guidebook in hand, anyone can plan an accessible road trip because the author, a recognized expert on accessible travel, has done all the groundwork in advance.
About.com Senior Travel
Never out of season, this sensible book will help travelers who need special assistance find the most friendly road trips in the United States. Divided by regions, even the most seasoned road-tripper like myself will enjoy the author’s spare prose and don’t-miss suggestions. Photos, fly-drive options, alternate entry points, and a thorough index complete this interesting guidebook.
Anyone who loves highway travel will find this new book wort every penny of its $21.95 price tag.
The routes offer a great deal of flexibility and a variety of attractions such as the Lincoln County Courthouse (where Billy the Kid made his famous last escape), the Filed of Dreams movie site in Iowa and a full-scale replica of Stonehenge on the banks of the columbia River.