ACCESS-ABLE Newsletter

Issue : Vol I Number 9 (10-September-1998)

Last Update: Monday, 29-May-2006 06:13:15 PDT


CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO - now has it's first and only Charter Boat for physically
impaired persons.  The "Right Reasons!" is a 46' Hattares (52' overall
length), wheelchair accessible Sportfisher/Snorkel and Scuba Diving Charter
Boat.  It is fully equipped to handle persons with all types of
disabilities.   Whether you go out for a day or live aboard, this is an
experience you will never forget. (Accessible onshore accommodations can
also be arranged.)

Boat Special Features: Ramp access to widened transom and entry doors.
Safety rails throughout, Hydroelectric wheelchair hoist from salon to
accessible master bathroom.  Full first-aid: 100 % full-flow oxygen,
electric blood pressure monitor, etc. Extra capacity air  conditioning
system for your year-around comfort. Latest in safety navigation and
communications. GPS navigation, auto-pilot, radar, SSB radio,2 VHF radios
and cellular phone. Dingy, emergency raft and life vests.

Special Fishing Equipment Electric reels, spring rod retrieves. Specially
designed harness and vests for all sizes and disabilities.  Certified Master
Snorkel and Scuba Diving Instructor. Experienced in physically impaired

You can fish, snorkel or scuba dive the same day at no additional cost.
Fishing and Diving are for EVERYBODY. LET'S JUST DO IT!  Able-Bodied
Fisher-persons are welcome too! (They have plenty of tackle and gear for you).

For additional information check out their website  or
contact: Roger & Jeanette Cumin at:
 (907) 345-0656 - USA
 011-52-114-86815 -Mexico or
 Email: (or)


MEXICO CRUISE SPECIAL - Nautilus Tours and Cruises, Ltd. has group rates on
a 10-day Mexico Riviera Cruise departing Los Angeles on January 15, 1999.
The cruise is aboard the Crown Princess, one of the most wheelchair
accessible ships afloat.  The ship stops in Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco,
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, and Matzalan.  There are also four days
at sea in which to enjoy the ship.  Rates are from $1219 per person, double
occupancy, cruise only.  Wheelchair accessible cabins start from $1349 per
person. A deposit of $450 is required to hold a cabin, $100 of which is
non-refundable.  Final payment will be due November 12, 1998.  For further
information contact Nautilus Tours and Cruises, Ltd. at 818 788 6004 within
California or 800 797 6004 outside California or email at:  The number of cabins is limited at these prices.


KEY WEST BED & BREAKFAST - Built in the traditional Conch blend of European
and Caribbean architecture, with gracious porches and a lovely brick patio,
nestled under tropical poincianas trees; the Francis Street Bottle Inn is
only steps away from spectacular restaurants, intriguing art galleries and
the historical waterfront.

Every room includes a private bath, air-conditioning and television and an
expanded continental breakfast is served each morning to get the day
started.  They have one accessible ground floor guest room with the bath
including tub with transfer bench and grab bars.  The toilet is raised and
the sink is accessible.  They also have something seldom found in a bed &
breakfast, strobes lights for the fire alarm.

They are a short walk or bike ride to the island's beautiful beaches, water
sports and celebrated nightlife. Enjoy the Hosts' own collection of antique
bottles and cobalt blue glass. Or, just relax and enjoy what's best in Key
West, the beautiful weather and laid-back lifestyle.

Located in the heart of Old Town Key West, the Frances Street Bottle Inn is
a newly renovated Conch House with a varied and colorful past! Originally an
old Key West corner grocery store and boarding house, the Inn has seen many
interesting Key West characters pass through its doors. Most recently, the
Inn served as the set of the Meteor newspaper office in the short-lived but
visually acclaimed TV series "Key West."

For more information check out their website (hot) ) or
contact the owner MaryBeth McCulloch at:
Francis Street Bottle Inn
535 Frances Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-8530


THE HARTFORD'S SKI SPECTACULAR - It may seem a little early to be thinking
about winter sports, but this is an event that you should check out whether
you have never skied or have visions of being a racer.

The Hartford's Ski Spectacular, the largest winter sports festival of its
kind in the United States, will be held in Breckenridge, Colorado  December
6-13, 1998.  Organized by Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA), skiers of all levels
and abilities, including blind skiers, mono-skiers, and amputee skiers,
participate in a variety of events. The highlight of the week-long event is
giant slalom races for members of the United States Disabled Ski Team. The
top racers advance to the U.S. Disabled Ski Championships. There are also
training camps for youngsters with disabilities and people new to the sport.

For more information contact:
Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr. #100
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-217-0960



NEW TRAVEL TIPS PAGE - Be sure to check out this new page.  There you will find
answers to our most frequently asked questions about travel.  Topics include
"Traveling with Oxygen",  "Finding an Accessible Hotel", "Service Dogs, "Air
Travel with a Wheelchair or Scooter" and more.

FEATURED TOUR PAGE - This month explore Walt Disney World's new theme park
"Animal Kingdom".  You'll experience the thrills of the Kilimanjaro Safari
and step back in time in Dinoland USA. Plus read about one family's trip to
the park and browse an overview of the Animal Kingdom Guidebook for Guests
with  Disabilities.

NEW PAGE SPONSORS - Please take a moment to welcome our new page sponsors
Royal Caribbean International on our Links page
Http:// and the MED Group on
our Travel Tales page  They are a network
of Medical Equipment Dealers located across the US, Hawaii and in Puerto
Rico.  A very handy reference when traveling.


EMAIL ADDRESS - If you have Access-Able Travel Source in your address check out
what address you have.  We are phasing out one of our email addresses  So if that is what you have please replace it with
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