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Sacramento Amtrak Train in California

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The Sacramento Amtrak Train Station is located in Downtown Sacramento not far from Old Town Sacramento and the California State Capitol. Parking and curbs are wheelchair accessible with reasonable distances to the station and ticket counter. Like most counters, though, it is high and difficult to see the agent and pass documents...

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Access on Amtrak Train: New York to Washington D.C.

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As I prepared for a trip to Washington, D.C. from my home on Long Island, NY, I debated which method of travel would be the least stressful. It didn’t make much sense to go through the trouble of taking a plane ride when the flight would be less than...

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Access at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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Colonial Williamsburg is a restored and recreated colonial American village in eastern Virginia that functions as a living history museum. Visitors can explore the town and tour Georgian buildings like the Governor’s Palace, Courthouse, Capitol and Bruton Parish Church to experience what life was like in the 18th century. Costumed actors...

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Montreal, Canada to NYC Train Travel Accessibility

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Using Amtrak you can take the train to travel in between New York City and Montreal, Canada, which takes approximately eleven hours. The Amtrak Adirondack Train Route is one of the most scenic train rides in the world, especially in the fall, which makes the time go by a...

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Montreal Transportation in Quebec, Canada

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Overall, accessibility is an afterthought in Montreal. It is possible to navigate around Montreal but whether it be navigating the sidewalks and streets or using transportation challenges exists. For starters, the city has a number of hills that surround Mount Royal. Not every attraction that you may want to...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico Accessible Travel Guide

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Bienvenidos! Albuquerque lies at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and Interstate 25, on the banks of the Rio Grande river. A mid-sized, mild-weathered city, located in the heart of the high desert of New Mexico, Albuquerque is an authentic and laid-back destination. The hottest days of summer usually peak...

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John Muir National Historical Site

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John Muir, father of park conservation, spent his last couple of decades in a beautiful Victorian home overlooking orchards and vineyards in the East Bay of California. When John Muir and his family lived here, along with a full staff, their fruit ranch stretched 2,600-acres. Today, the National Park...

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Towne Place Suits Marriott at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA

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Towne Place Suits Marriott is located about a mile from Disneyland just off of E Katella Ave in a quieter neighborhood.  I say quieter because Amtrak train line is behind the building, so you get some train noise but not much. The handicap parking is right in-front of the...

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Santa Barbara, CA Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

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Santa Barbara is considered to be a part of California’s Central Coast and is not only a beach town but a college one with a little bit of history. With a kick of new age philosophy and a high-end flare, it is no wonder why some celebrities have homes...

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A Weekend in Seattle, WA: Access Review

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I arrived to Seattle, Washington by ferry, a common way of getting around in this part of the world and spent two nights. From all the research I had done, Seattle was going to be a hilly challenge, but regardless I wanted to see what it would take to...

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Train Ride: Seattle, WA to Vancouver, B.C.

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To get to Vancouver, B.C. without flying from California you have to either take a bus from Seattle or the Amtrack Cascades Train; the Amtrak Coast Starlight Train does not continue past Seattle. A bus can accommodate one wheelchair but what you see from the train is much more scenic....

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Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

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Amtrak’s Coast Starlight Train travels up the west coast from San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington. I took this train but started in Oakland at the Jack London’s Square station. The whole ride took 24 hrs., which is why I choose to pay extra for a sleeper car. To board...

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Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

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The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial in Martinez, California is one of America’s least visited historical sites, but it shouldn’t be. The details of what happened in Port Chicago are a little bit of a mystery, and the aftermath is an astonishing piece of history. While loading a...

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Access in Milwaukee, WI: “The Good Land”

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a charming Mid-West city with a chill vibe of people that love art and music. Overlooking Lake Michigan, Milwaukee hosts the largest music festival called Summerfest, which consists of 11 days, 11 stages, and over 700 bands. If you are a baseball fan then you can catch...

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