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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 two hours. Plus, the thought of being separated from my wheelchair to board the plane makes me anxious, since you never know what could happen once it becomes just another piece of luggage in the cargo. So, I decided to try taking Amtrak for the first time, and I’m incredibly...

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Rent an Accessible Beach House in Virginia by D.C.

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Are you looking for a quiet vacation getaway that is fully accessible?  Do you love to fish or just relax by the water?  Just a short drive from the Washington, DC area on beautiful Lake Anna, in Mineral, VA is a five bedroom, five bath, fully accessible lake house available for rent.  This vacation property was built specifically to accommodate family groups that include someone who uses a wheelchair or has other special needs.  This lake front property is also dog friendly. The owner included accessibility features in the house for her husband.  He had surgery to remove a...

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The Washington, D.C. Wheelchair Travel Guide

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Over 100 wheelchair travelers said that Washington D.C. was one of the most accessible cities in the United States, coming second to Las Vegas. It is no wonder why the U.S. capital is one of the most visited tourist destinations with a plethora of historical attractions, museums and restaurants. The ADA laws are strongly enforced, which makes for a pleasant experience getting around the city. Cherry Blossoms The most popular time of year to travel to D.C. is when the cherry blossoms are in bloom between March and April, peaking around April 4. The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place...

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