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Access-Able Adds a New
Personal Travel Companion Page

This March, Access-Able would like to introduce Travel Companions as the newest category on our already extensive Links page.   This page will greatly assist individuals who  want to travel but are unable to find a personal care attendant or travel companion to make their trip a reality. 

These links span the globe and include group as well individual travel.  One offers scheduled group tours to the most popular destination in the United States while another offers services to those traveling to Hawaii.  There are even a couple of links that take you to companies that maintain an active database of caregivers and will help match you with someone who has just the right personality and attitude.

If you are looking for someone to travel with you, whether you need extensive care or just a little nudge now and again - you will not find a more extensive list of Personal Travel Companions anywhere on the web.  And, if you haven't checkout out our Links Page lately, you might find just the thing, person or place you needed to make your dream trip become a reality!

Undiscovered Britain & Ireland

Spring is here and once again, Undiscovered Britain unveils a fantastic lineup of accessible tours for 2007.  Founded by Ann Litt, Undiscovered Britain caters to travelers who want to experience the off-the-beaten-track treasures of the “real” Britain and Ireland.  Ann has a comprehensive knowledge of the British Isles and Ireland and each property or attraction offered has been personally inspected for accessibility.  The tours are complete and include accommodations, transportation and attractions and in some cases, meals.  If you have a desire to go off on your own, Ann also specializes in arranging customized itineraries!

Traveling with a group is a great way to experience a vacation and with Undiscovered Britain, the numbers are kept small to provide a cozy atmosphere.  The first tour is scheduled for June 25 to July 4 and includes Northern Ireland and Dublin.  You will start off in Dublin then travel north to Downpatrick for 3 days of exploration including a guided city tour of Belfast.  From here you will spend 2 nights in Letterkenny and day trips include a drive along the spectacular North Antrim Coast and a visit to the historic city of Derry for a visit with the “Bogside Artists” and their amazing murals.  Other stops include a visit to Glenveagh National Partk and Its’ castle and a stop at Ulster-American Folk Park.  You will finish up with 2 nights in Dublin with a guided city tour and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse (including a pint of its’ famous brew!).  In addition to all the sights and the good times, there will be plenty of opportunity to meet the wonderful people of Ireland, and experience their warm welcoming hospitality.

There are two Highlights of Ireland Tours this year, one is scheduled for July 22 – July 31 and the second is scheduled for September 9 – September 18.  These particular tours will provide a wonderful exploration of this magical country, starting in Dublin and ending in Shannon. After arriving in Dublin, you will spend 2 days and nights in this exciting capital city before heading west to the vibrant city of Galway.  Here you will spend the next 2 days exploring Co. Galway and Connemara.  From here you’ll head south for 3 nights, traveling through Co. Clare and winding up in Killarney where you will explore the local area.  The final day will be spend visiting Adare, the ‘prettiest town in Ireland’, where you will visit King John’s Castle and have a great farewell dinner and Irish show at the folk park in Bunratty.  There are a few variations in each tour so when you look at the Undiscovered Britain Site, read each tour for details.

All transportation will be on a fully wheelchair accessible luxury motorcoach. Accommodations are at first-class hotels that are fully accessible, and all touring; accommodations; taxes; baggage handling; airport transfers and entrance fees, as well as full Irish breakfast daily, and a 3-course dinner on 6 nights are included. Services of a full-time driver/guide and tour escort are provided throughout the tour.

In addition to these scheduled tours, Undiscovered Britain offers an Independent London tour, and a Luxury Ireland trip that is totally customized to your wishes using a variety of accommodations from castles to beautiful country house hotels to upscale city hotels and fabulous spas.  A customized Scotland tour is also available where you can experience some of the finest accommodations in their spectacular country.  First hand experience allows Undiscovered Britain to plan a trip that is built around your specific interests and budget.  Accessible Cruises are another specialty of Ann’s.  Each year they obtain group space on several cruises with varied itineraries including Bermuda, Alaska, Eastern Caribbean and Canada. 

Last but not least, in addition to the small group and customized tours and cruises, Undiscovered Britain is happy to provide consulting services at very reasonable costs for those wishing to book their own trips, but who need assistance with regards to what is and is not accessible for their specific requirements.  Up to date information can be provided on England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland.  They also offer a wide selection of self-catering cottages all over the UK and Ireland.

Let Undiscovered Britain help you plan your next dream vacation and you won’t be disappointed!
For complete details call 215-969-0542 or visit their web site at:

See South Africa, Your Way!

After more than a decade of offering an exclusive style of touring to guests with disabilities, Flamingo Tours & Disabled Ventures is proud to add *Pampered* and *Tailored* tours to their roster.  This *Pampered* service for VIP and more demanding guests is precisely *Tailored* to fit their every need.  This is truly a one-of-a-kind way to tour South   Africa’s most spectacular offerings.  
Private tours for VIP guest’s is guaranteed with Flamingo’s accessible vehicles and their extensive knowledge of what is most accessible in Cape   Town - the restaurants, accommodations and landmarks.   Every detail is arranged by an experienced staff - perfect for those who do not want a package tour, but want their every whim (within reason) catered to.  The times are flexible and the pace is up to the individual who will also choose the itinerary according to their own unique interests. 
Owner/Operators, Pam and Jeff Taylor will extend their intimate knowledge and pride of South Africa - the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and places in between to make your time spent here magical and you will walk forever leaving a piece of your heart in this breathtaking coastal country.
As a registered nursing sister, Pam offers a medical background with the experience to ensure that all aspects of your special needs are addressed and managed promptly and efficiently.  These tours are truly *Tailored* to meet your needs with attention to detail and preferential treatment.  Your only responsibility is to make your needs known and, of course, to have a terrific time!  Best yet, all of this *Pampering* is offered at very competitive rates!  
If you have even briefly considered taking a trip to South   Africa then you should talk to Pam and Jeff to see how they can help make your dreams a reality.  For more information visit or contact:

Flamingo Tours & Disabled Ventures
Cape   Town – South Africa
Phone: +27 21 557 4496


Great Coastal Getaway

If the winter blues have you thinking about sun, sand, and surf, then you may wan to check out Sandollar Sity, located on the beautiful island community of Port Aransas, Texas. Sandollar Sity consists of several beach houses and condo-style apartments, two of which are wheelchair accessible. You will find them situated on the north end of Mustang Island with spectacular Oceanside views of the gulf of Mexico.

All of the condos at Sandollar Sity have decks (with furniture) facing the gulf, full kitchens, central heat and air conditioning, color TV and VCR as well as wireless internet. All linens are provided (but do bring your own beach towels) and there are barbecue pits and picnic tables located at the party area called the Sand Spot. The two accessible condos are 3034-A & 3034-B which are located on the ground floor and have one bedroom each. The doorways are 36” wide, there is ample room to move about and the bedroom has two double beds. The bathroom has been redesigned and has a roll in shower with grab bars, fold down seat and hand held shower head. There is also knee clearance under the sink.

Guests will enjoy the relaxing lifestyle on Mustang Island. Port Aransas is full of opportunities to unwind, shop, eat, and explore some very unique nature. For example; Mustang Island is located just north of South Padre Island and the Rio Grande Valley which, primarily due to its location, is a feeding ground for a multitude of migrating birds. The wetlands that line the bay sides of these coastal islands create an ideal habitat for waterfowl and bird watching is popular, especially during the fall and spring migrating season. Planning a coastal getaway is a great way to get through the last few weeks of winter, knowing that there is a place to go to warm our bones in the sun and sink our toes in the sand. For more information about Sandollar Sity and all there is to do in Port Aransas visit their web site at or contact them at:

Sandollar Sity
PO Box 1118
Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-5000 361-749-6197 Fax

Branson Townhome Nightly Rentals

There are two new townhomes that have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms each in Branson.  Two of the bedrooms and bathrooms have full wheelchair access including roll in showers. 

These new townhomes allow family members to stay in the same luxury townhomes with family members in wheelchairs. They also allow pets. The web site is For more information contact them at:

Dave Neitz - Branson Townhome Rentals
31 Birdie Lane
Branson , MO 65737
1-866-384-5783  or 720-300-6075

Myrtle Beach
Wheelchair Accessible Vacation Condo

The newest, most luxurious condo in Kingston Plantation has a roll-in shower and many other accessible features.  This unit has 2 master bedrooms! Rent by night, week or month. Contact owner Carolyn Green.for more information.

8500 Margate Circle, Unit 1408
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

All Seasons Travel, s.r.o.

For those that want to visit eastren Europe a new Czech travel agency providing services for all travelers, but mainly for wheelchair users, who want to visit Prague and other beautiful places.  They are aware of the problems that arise when wheelchair users travel abroad. In close coordination with hotels, museums, restaurants and tour guides, They have made the magical experience of visiting the Czech Republic accessible to wheelchair users as well as everyone else. They have ten years experience in tourism and event organizing and can guarantee high level service and a pleasurable holiday.

For more information contact them with any questions you might have.

All Seasons Travel, s.r.o.
Jaselská 348/3 Prague 6 Bohemia 160 00 Czech Republic
+420 605211729 or +420 233320364


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