Travel Tips

Reprinted from PN May 2001
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— The Better Breathing Traveler is a how-to-cope book for local or overseas travel for anyone with conditions such as asthma, allergies, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Reviewed by respiratory health specialists and by individuals with lung disease, the guide has been approved by the National Lung Association for distribution throughout the United States. It offers checklists and tips for readers as well as a long list of worldwide sources of travel and medical assistance. The resource costs $10, plus $2 per book for shipping. Order from American Lung Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, 2750 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103, or fax credit card orders to (619) 297-8402. Questions? Call (619) 297-3901.

— Since Yosemite Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth, why not stay in one of the most beautiful accommodations? This home has three bedrooms, one of which is accessible and has direct access to the deck. It has its own accessible bathroom, which features a tub/shower combination, a flexible-hose showerhead, and a shower seat. Check with the owner for further details to determine if these accommodations will work for you. Contact: The Falcon's Nest, (800) 396-3639 / (209) 372-8517 / 372-4241 (fax) / Office hours are 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

— Family-owned and -operated, Elk Echo Ranch has a large herd of domesticated elk and some buffalo, which roam on 2,000 acres. The ranch not only offers tours by reservation but also is a bed-and-breakfast (B&B). The peaceful log home has four sleeping rooms, each with its own private bath. One accessible room is on the main floor and has two queen beds; the bathroom is accessible. It has a tub/shower combination with grab bars by the tub and toilet. The sink is accessible, but there is no shower bench. The dining and "great room" are on the same floor and are accessible. Contact: The McConnell Family, Elk Echo Ranch, 42490 Weld County Road, Stoneham, CO 80754. (970) 735-2426 / 735-2427 (fax).

— Scoot Around North America is working with corporations and organizations to meet mobility-device needs of convention, conference, and trade-show attendees. Scoot Around offers to secure scooters for event promoters and organizations. Event attendees can pick up their units right at the conference. Scoot Around will donate $10 for each rental to the charity of choice and in the name of the meeting's planning organization. The company works with groups of all sizes. Contact: Scoot Around North America, 396 Furby Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2V5. (888) 441-7575 / (204) 772-6499 (fax) /

Information for Travel Tips is provided by Carol Randall, Access-Able Travel Source, Wheat Ridge, Colo. /


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