New Edition of Accessible Travel Guide Released

Third edition of Barrier-Free Travels released with new resources and advice for disabled travelers

By: By Lisette Mejia

Candy Harrington // (c) 2009


Barrier-Free Travels: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, a guide to accessible travel, has been recently released in its third edition. The book, originally published in 2001, provides in-depth information for disabled travelers planning a trip by plane, train, bus or ship.

“Planning an accessible vacation can be daunting if you don’t even know where to start, but this book gives you the resources to do it — and it will save you some time, money and frustration in the process,” said its author, Candy Harrington.

Resources include a list of accessible tours for cruise ship passengers; tips for accessible travel on a budget; a directory of international companies with accessible van services; and advice about traveling with oxygen, booking online and choosing a travel agent.

Harrington, the founding editor of Emerging Horizons, an accessible travel news magazine, has covered the topic for the past 15 years and writes about various related issues.

The publication is available at bookstores, online at or through the publisher (888-532-8663).