November 13, 2006

A Custom Carribean Cruise

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If you were having someone plan your vacation wouldn't you choose someone knowledgable and experienced? Here's your chance. Cruise the Caribbean this Fall with the person I turn to when I have a tough question about accessible travel -- Candy Harrington.

Emerging Horizons Celebrates 10th Birthday with Accessible Cruise

Ripon, CA November 9, 2006 --Travel hasn't always been as accessible as it is today. In fact, 12 years ago wheelchair-users and slow walkers had pretty limited travel options. That's when Emerging Horizons editor, Candy Harrington began plans to publish a magazine about accessible travel. A few years later, Emerging Horizons was born. And with the release of the December 2006 winter issue, Emerging Horizons will begin its tenth year of publication.

"I've seen a lot of improvements in accessible travel," says Harrington. "Ten years ago I had to search hard for accessible transportation, lodging, tours and even shore excursions, but today it's a different story. As the Baby Boomers age tourism providers are becoming more sensitive to the needs of disabled travelers, so today there are lot more choices. From accessible safaris and dive resorts to taxi tours and even balloon rides, there's something for just about everyone."

And those aging Baby Boomers have helped bring Harrington's niche into the mainstream. Not only does she write several columns on accessible travel, but she's currently penning her third title on the subject, "101 Accessible Vacations; Vacation Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers". "I've covered a lot of accessible destinations over the last decade and I'm eager to share them with my readers in this new title," says Harrington.

So now it's time to celebrate, and as Candy puts it, "What better place to have the party than on the newest and most accessible cruise ship afloat?" So, Candy and her travel photographer husband, Charles Pannell are inviting their readers to join them on the Emerging Horizons Celebration Cruise next fall. Sailing from Miami on September 29, 2007 on Royal Caribbean's new Liberty of the Seas, this Eastern Caribbean getaway will jointly celebrate Emerging Horizons' 10th birthday and the release of 101 Accessible Vacations.

There will be lots of fun things to do aboard the ship, including an Emerging Horizons birthday party with gifts for everyone. "And of course everyone will come home with a copy of my new book and a one year subscription to Emerging Horizons," adds Candy. The cruise will be planned by an accessible cruise specialist so accessible airport transportation and shore tours will be available. "Everyone will be able to participate," says Harrington. "So if you've ever thought about cruising but were concerned about access, then come and join us because we'll take care of everything."

Candy also reminds folks to plan ahead, "It's important to book early for the best choice of accessible cabins, because they sell out quickly. So as an added bonus I'm giving away a free copy of one of my other books, "Barrier-Free Travel" or "There is Room at the Inn" to folks who book before January 15, 2007.

For more information about the Emerging Horizons Celebration Cruise visit or contact the Connie George Travel Agency at (610) 532-0989. "Come and celebrate with us," urges Candy. "After all, you only turn 10 once."

For more information, contact:
Candy Harrington
(209) 599-9409

Posted by rollingrains at November 13, 2006 03:00 AM