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Overnight Lodging Accommodations for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California National Parks are side by side in the Sierra Mountains with rich history, wildlife and natural marvels. Their sibling National Park, Yosemite, is just little further north. Within these two parks are a few different overnight accommodations, including lodging and camping. It really just depends where you want to spend most of your time in the park because getting around takes time. Ash Mountain The Ash Mountain area is located at the park’s most southern entrance where there are two campgrounds. None of these campgrounds have showers, and the nearest place...

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Accessible Italy? Yes we can!

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Italy is famous to be an ancient and rich country, full of history and masterpieces of art. But have you ever wondered how difficult is rolling on cobblestones dated back to 13th century? Or be sure that this amazing room in an old Renaissance Palace is 100% accessible? Well, don’t worry anymore! we have all the answers you need! Rome and Italy is an Italian tour operator and DMC specialized in services dedicated to people with any kind of special needs. We offer a wide range of incoming services throughout the whole Italian territory:  transfers by minivan with lift...

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wheelchair Tips

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The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,” and are usually the first stop for visitors. Vehicles scurry to find a place to park alongside the road, but I fly right by them knowing this is only the beginning and that there is much more to see.   Tunnel Rock is the historical marker to indicate that you have arrived in Sequoia National Park, located off Highway 198 from the small town of Three Rivers. When the park was established in 1890, a section of this road was...

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My Visit to Taipei, Taiwan with a Wheelchair

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My wife and I visited Taipei, Taiwan recently on the first leg of a three stop tour of Asia.  Since I have family there, I was able to stay with them and save some money on accommodations. However, in the past I have stayed at an airbnb in Taipei, which was a bit cramped but manageable.  If you go that route, make sure the host can send you measurements since the definition of accessibility is different in Asia than in the US.  I have also tried to find an accessible hotel in the past, and the language may be...

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Morocco Accessible Travel Tour

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Morocco Accessible Travel Consultants believe that exploring the world should be for all people. Regardless of ability or limitations. From personalized tours to adaptive camel saddles, we think differently. We create differently. Discover Morocco with us through a different perspective – yours. One of the biggest attractions to Morocco is its rich culture which developed over many centuries. Much of this Maghrebi mystique is discovered down the narrow winding streets of its imperial cities like Fes and Marrakech. Fes definitely has the preserved authentic cultural experience while Marrakech boasts a wide range of activities, greater accessibility due to the...

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Thai Senior and Disabled Travel Company Tour

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Thai Senior and Disabled Travel Co., Ltd., is a tour operator and travel consultant for accessible tourism in Thailand, with professional teams who are experienced and specialized in Senior and Disabled citizen tour operation, tour planning, and various other services. Thai Senior and Disabled Travel is the first tour operator for an Accessible tourism in Thailand. We are aware of the issues that the elderly and disabled who travel to Thailand often have to suffer, so we have provide these services that regular tour operator do not provide. Our mission is to provide our customer the best tourism and hospitality services, especially for...

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Cape Town, South Africa: Local Expert Travel Tips

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Cape Town in South Africa is one of the most diverse cities in the world along with the friendliest people. Accessibility is an issue but with proper planning lots of fun can be had. There is so much to do in a day, that it’s best keeping your eye on the weather and plan your time accordingly. Wine routes to Table Mountain, there is something for all to enjoy and do within an hours drive of each other. Cape Town is the only place on the planet where the warm and cold ocean currents meets at Cape Point. Up both the east...

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Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

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Fort Funston (MAP) is located along the Pacific Ocean shoreline on the southwest side of San Francisco across from Lake Merced. It was once the Lake Merced Military Reservation, and today it is an outdoor space managed by the Gold Gate National Recreation Area under the National Park Service. Park visitors come here to stroll by cypress trees with views of sand dunes hugging the Pacific Ocean. The main trail is a favorite for dog walkers. Even during the week this trail is swarmed with dogs, and on the weekend, there are even more. A couple of historical points...

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Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

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The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is located right off the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Sausalito from San Francisco. The most popular area is Fort Cronkhite with Fort Baker on the bay-side, Fort Barry in between and Tennessee Valley in the northern highlands. The Marin Headlands National Park is a large park, too large to see and do everything in one day, even if looking for only barrier-free access. Also in the park are some of the GGNRA’s park partners that manage a number of other private properties found...

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Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

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This article is based on a day trip to Capri we took from Naples in May of 2014 and, to a lesser extent, one in 2006.  We also went to Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access in Rome, in Naples and in Pompeii; they can be found on the same website as this one. Intimate size; clear blue sky and shimmering blue water wherever you turn – sometimes the sky and water seem to melt into each other; fragrant flowers, plants, and trees; the scent of lemon; fresh air; a gentle breeze; craggy hills studded with...

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Mexico City and Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

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Robert did not make this trip with me, but I thought I would write it up anyway as I think it could be helpful.  I spent about a week in September 2016, partially for work and partially for pleasure. For the pleasure part, I stayed with a friend in Polanco.  For the work part, I stayed in the Sheraton Santa Fe in Santa Fe.  Santa Fe is a relatively new area, and is a major business district.  While there is not much to do there from a tourism perspective, it has some of the most interesting buildings I’ve ever...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Wheelchair Travel Tips

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The ocean city of Fort Lauderdale on the coast of Florida is a very popular vacation spot, and the gateway to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico for some travelers. What draws everyone to this beach town are its miles and miles of pristine beaches, though The Swap Shop, Florida’s largest market that’s open 365 days a year, is an attraction with a life all of its own. The canal waterways of Fort Lauderdale are home to the rich and famous, where multi-million-dollar mansions are eye-catching and yachts are jaw-dropping. The waterways of Fort Lauderdale are filled with these massive...

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Savannah, Georgia Accessible Travel Tips & Attractions

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A rich history mixed with a chic, country lifestyle is why Savannah, Georgia is one of the most popular places to visit in the world. With so much to do and see in and around Savannah, travelers will need to be selective. Throughout Historical Savannah you will find of plethora courtyard squares where people often gather, rest and even play some music. There are multiple points of interest are nearby. A few city-selected vendors and entertainers are seen in the squares, all with approved identification tags. Savannah has a considerable amount of different tours. The most popular is the Old...

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8 Savannah Outdoor Attractions & Activities

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#1 Wormsloe State Historical Site and Plantation Wormsloe State Historical Site and Plantation is perhaps one of the most photographed spots in Savannah, Georgia, at least the entrance is. At the very least, tour groups will stop at the gate or drive down the long, Oaktree-lined dirt road, but this park has much more to offer if you enjoy nature’s company. Within the property are a few trails, the most barrier-free route to the historical the Tabby Ruins-Jones Fort and House Site is by taking Oak Avenue. After the museum and gift shop, this packed dirt and sand trail is...

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Visiting Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are known as two of the most beautiful national parks we have for a reason. Located in the Rocky Mountain Range mostly in Wyoming but also small parts in Montana and Idaho, they allow the public a bit of viewing access to the natural wonders and wildlife in a somewhat more protected area of our country. Because of the ruggedness of these parks, there isn’t a whole lot of handicap access, which in my opinion is a good thing. I personally don’t want everything to be accessible because that takes away...

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Rosie the Riveter Park, Museum, Memorial, & Shipyard

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Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in the industrial heart of Richmond, California.  This historical area is dedicated to the hard working people at the Ford Assembly Plant on the U.S. home front during World War II. They were known as the Rosie Riveters. When most of the men were called to serve their country, President Franklin D.  Roosevelt declared Executive Order 8808, which became the Fair Employment Act of 1941 “…there shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race,...

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Wisconsin Potawatomi State Park Camping & Trail Tips

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Potawatomi State Park is located in Door County of northeastern Wisconsin. For those of you not familiar with WI, it’s the peninsula or thumb pointing into Lake Michigan. Door County is known as a great vacation place with many wineries, a lot of artistic influence and very crafty shops. You will not find any fast food restaurants north of Sturgeon Bay which is essentially the doorway to Door County, even though it really starts south of Sturgeon Bay. You also will not find any big box stores such as Walmart north of Sturgeon Bay. It is a very quaint...

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Rome, Italy Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips

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When I found out my brother had decided to do a destination wedding in Switzerland, I was jazzed: a joyous excuse for a trip to Europe! One of the great things about Europe is that the continent is compact: once you’re there, it’s easy to sample numerous different cultures with minimal travel. The biggest challenge is choosing where to go and ensuring that you have enough time to devote to some of Europe’s treasures. For those of us who wheel, reliable and detailed information about a foreign locale can be inconsistent. While Europe does have accessibility laws, implementation of...

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Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

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The Eugene O’Neill Historical Site is a beloved residence of one of America’s most influential playwrights and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Overlooking Mt. Diablo in Danville, California, Eugene moved his family here in the 1930s because the picturesque landscape inspired his writing. Some of Eugene’s famous works include Hard Day’s Journey into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and The Iceman Cometh. The house and garden have many architectural and accent features that profoundly reflected the beliefs of Taoism and different Asian cultures. [Show slideshow] 1234► The Main Attraction Tour (2.5 hours) The main part of the ranger-led...

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Congaree National Park, SC Accessible Hiking Tips

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Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It is a preserved wildlife area, receiving the most government protection from mankind’s footprints. Part of the park’s boarder aligns with the Congaree River and acts as a flood plain before reaching the ocean. Wintertime brings the most severe flooding, but a portion of the park remains accessible to visitors. The park is known to be a swampland, and it is, with many plants and trees that have adapted to this environment and are thriving, but hardwood trees are also...

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