May 13, 2006

Explore the Lower Sunshine Coast

bookcover sticks and wheels

Candy Harrington isn't the only one in North America exposing accessible travel destinations. Ellen Frank has written Sticks and Wheels: A Guide to Accessible Travel on the Lower Sunshine Coast (CDN, BN 0-9780465-0-1, Ouzel Publishing, Gibsons, B.C.)

Reviewer Jennifer Sommersby Young writes, "Frank’s guidebook is a handy, unassuming, coil-bound companion to creating your best day on the Sunshine Coast—and it’ll keep your focus on the fun and not on the size of the bathroom stalls." (Although the book does have a chapter, “The Best and Worst Toilets of the Sunshine Coast”)

She also notes:

The book’s website,, seems to be in a construction holding pattern. The “Reads and Resources” section at the back of the book lists their related site as a spot to stop for travel planning help, but it’s not quite there yet. I’d recommend that you check back now and again to see if anything’s progressed.

Beyond planning for accessible adventure on the Sunshine Coast, this guide serves as a good reference for anyone looking to take in any number of annual events and festivals, including the Gibsons and Pender Harbor jazz festivals, Sea Cavalcade, Sunshine Coast Drag Races, and the Wood Duck Wilderness Festival.


Find the book at Sticks & Wheels.

Then go out and write your own for your part of the world!

Posted by rollingrains at May 13, 2006 09:16 PM