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Reprinted from PN January 2001
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— Accessible Journeys presents a ten-day escorted tour of the Panama Canal, March 10-20, 2001. The Crown Princess will visit Cartagena, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. For more information, contact Accessible Journeys, 35 West Sellers Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078. (800) 846-4537 / (610) 521-0339 / 521-6959 (fax) / sales@disabilitytravel.com.



— A great, accessible place to stay in Key West, Fla., is the Weatherstation Inn. The eight distinctively different guest rooms all have wonderful views of the ocean, harbor, and Gulf. This handsome B&B is located in a secure, private gated community on a previously unavailable section of land once part of the old Navy Yard. Plenty of parking is available, and there is even has a lift to accommodate wheelchair users up a few steps. All of the common areas are barrier-free, and the facility has designated the Banana Wind room for guests with special needs. For more information, contact Weatherstation Inn, 57 Front St., Key West, FL / (800) 815-2707 / (305) 294-7277 / www.weatherstationinn.com.



— First published in 1995, Easy Access Australia (EAA), written by wheelchair-user Bruce Cameron, has been updated. The new book provides information on more wheelchair-accessible transportation, accommodation, and attraction options to those who want to travel and explore this great country. EAA is not a directory or alphabetic listing but a full-fledged travel guide for people with mobility limitations. For more information, contact Bruce Cameron, P.O. Box 218, Kew, Victoria, 3101 Australia / 011 61 3 9853 5022 / bruceeaa@vicnet.net.au, or order from www.easyaccessaustralia.com.au.



Information for this column is provided by Carol Randall, Access-Able Travel Source, Wheat Ridge, Colo. www.access-able.com / carol@access-able.com.

 

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