Accessible Travel Advice from the Plain Dealer

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Susan Glaser anwsers the following question in Warm cruise destinations await travelers in wheelchairs

My fiance is 79 and cannot walk more than 50 feet at a time. I am 69 and awaiting a knee replacement, which means I will not be walking under my own power for a bit. Currently, he uses a rolling walker, or, if available, I push him in a wheelchair.

We have limited means, but would really enjoy a vacation, preferably in a warm climate. Because our health situation is new to us, how do we proceed? Walking through an airport, or even from a hotel to the beach, appears to be monumental and exhausting. How do handicapped people vacation? Where would be the easiest to maneuver? Any assistance will be appreciated . . . we feel left out of our former lives!

-- Janice Johnson, Cleveland

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