ACCESS-ABLE/Travellin' Talk Newsletter

Issue : Vol IV Number 7 (06-July-2001)

Last Update: Monday, 29-May-2006 06:13:16 PDT



This trip includes a guided bus trip of the old city of Boston and the
Freedom Trail, a tour of Lexington and Concord with the important sites of
the American Revolution, the Berkshire Mountains for the fall foliage, Cape
Cod and a genuine New England Clambake.  Based in Boston, this has it
all.  Here is a copy of the basic itinerary and inclusions!

Arrive Boston!
You will be transferred to your hotel, The Hilton Boston Back Bay in the
midst of one of Boston's most picturesque neighborhoods.  The Hilton is
adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center and close to fashionable Newberry
St. and the Prudential Center.
Evening Welcome Cocktail Reception

Today there will be a morning guided tour of the famous sites of
Boston.  Most of Boston's historical sites are tucked into a small
area.  Originally called Trimountain because of three distinct
hills:  Pemberton, Beacon and Mt. Vernon , only the famous Beacon Hill area
remains.  Some of the sites you will see are:  The Waterfront, Freedom
Trail, Fanueil Hall, the North End, Paul Revere's House, the Boston Common
and Boston Public Gardens.
Evening Free

Today we will take you to visit historic Lexington and Concord to see the
sites of the American Revolution:  The Battle Green, The Minute Man Statue,
The North Bridge, Concord Museum, the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa
May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Evening at leisure.

Today a day at leisure awaits you.  We suggest visiting places like Copley
Place, Prudential Center, J.F.K. Museum, Duck Tours, Harvard University of
Science and more.  Our staff will be available to assist you with any
questions you may have and make any arrangements you may require for your
free day.
Evening Boston Harbor Cruise

Today we depart on a full day guided tour of the Western Massachusetts
Berkshire Mountains to view the beautiful New England Fall Foliage.
Evening at leisure.

Today we will have a full day out, as we will visit lovely Cape Cod!  We
will stop at Plimouth Plantation, drive by the famous Kennedy compound in
Hyannis port and more!  Later in the day we will enjoy a typical New
England clambake on a beautiful beachfront.
Evening at leisure

Today you will have a day at leisure to shop at the Prudential Center or
enjoy more of the sites.  Once again, our staff will be more than happy to
assist you!

Depart for home!

For more information and pricing contact Roll Around Travel, 239 Commercial
St., Malden, MA 02148.  Phone: 866-382-8728.  Alt Phone: (781) 322-8197

Here are the latest members of The Travelin' Talk Network.  Those of you
who are not members, but would like to know more about it go to
Brennan                                Vero Beach, FL
Peter                                     Halifax, England
AccessCyclades                   Noxos, Greece
Sandy                                    Fifty Lakes, MN
Yad Sarah                            Jerusalem, Israel
Gloria                                  Mountain View, CA
Michelle                               Clearwater, FL
Patty Ann                              Toledo, OH
Gail                                       Tampa, FL
Charlotte                                Austin, TX
Cindy                                     S. Hamilton, MA
QuadTurkiye                          Istanbul, Turkey
Miles                                     Pampa, TX
Promotours                            Meerfeld, Germany
Catherine                               Toronto, Ontario
Dan                                        Joliet, IL
Jose                                        Lima, Peru
Carri                                      Rohnert Park, CA



American Airlines is offering a new passenger program called Sky
CAAre.  This program provides Registered Nurses as medical companions for
the traveler that either needs a medical helping hand to enjoy air travel,
who needs assistance to travel to medical appointments, or who becomes ill
or injured away from home, and needs modest medical assistance in
flight.  The Sky CAAre Nurses are emergency room nurses with Advanced
Cardiac Life Support certification, and have received supplemental training
as American Airlines flight nurses.

Here's how Sky CAAre works.  The interested traveler, family or agency
simply calls American Airlines reservations at 1-800-433-7300 and indicates
they would like to arrange Sky CAAre travel.  A Sky CAAre coordinator then
works closely with the traveler, the traveler's family, and the traveler's
physician to obtain the traveler's present diagnosis, medical history,
medical or special needs, and any orders from the traveler's physician if
needed.  The Sky CAAre nurse will meet the traveler at the gate prior to
departure, and remains with the traveler through the entire trip until the
family or receiving group is met.  The traveler purchases two adjacent
seats at a 30% discount off the published, non-restricted fares, and also
pays for the hourly nurse fee.

For more information about the program contact Sky CAAre, 4255 Amon Carter
Blvd., Maildrop 4100 HDQ, Fort Worth, Texas 76155.  Phone: (817) 963-1253
Fax: (817) 963-6378.


Camano Island Inn is perfectly located far from stress and distraction, yet
only one hour                  from either Seattle or the Canadian
border.  Camano Island, Washington, is in the heart
of Puget Sound, but no ferry is necessary to access Camano Island.

The site of the Kikialos tribe's permanent settlement is near where the inn
is located.   They occupied the area prior to 1855 when pioneers began to
settle the area.  A shingle mill was started in 1904 and a small town,
Camano City, began to take shape.  Camano Island's first school was built
near the inn in 1904. The building that is now the Camano Island Inn was
barged to the site shortly thereafter, to serve as a boarding house for
mill workers.  Once the island was logged, the mill closed and the boarding
house became a fine hotel, hosting guests from around the world. The Camano
City Hotel operated until the late 1950's, when it became a private
residence and later a nursing home.

The present owners, Jon and Kari Soth, began remodeling the facility in
1995 and opened for business on July 3rd, 1998.  It is now a luxurious bed
and breakfast inn located on the beach.  The inn is situated all on one
floor and each of its six guest rooms features a private waterfront deck
with stunning views of Saratoga Passage; the Olympic Mountains; magnificent
sunsets; and wildlife; including eagles and whales.  Rooms and public
spaces are appointed with original artwork from around the Northwest.  Room
six is adapted for wheelchair users.  It has a king size bed and room to
maneuver a wheelchair.  The bathroom has a roll-in shower, grab bars and a
shower seat.  The sink is accessible and there are grab bars near the toilet.
Full breakfasts are served in the dining room, which is accessible or you
can have it delivered to your door in a basket. Breakfast typically
includes a delicious egg dish, a breakfast meat, fresh fruit (often from
their own orchard), freshly baked goods, juice          and coffee.

You can pass the time by having a relaxing massage, checking out the local
art galleries or exploring the beach.  The beach is accessible by steps or
you can drive down.  For the more adventurous, a featured activity at the
inn is sea kayaking. "Malibu Two" Ocean Kayaks are available to registered
guests to paddle along the shores of Saratoga Passage.  The waters located
in front of the deluxe waterfront rooms afford an opportunity for novice or
expert paddlers to view Puget Sound at "see-level". Each kayak is tandem,
seating two people, and costs $20/hour rental fee.

For more information contact John and Kari Soth, Camano Island Inn, 1054 S.
West Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA. 98292.  Phone: (360) 387-0783 Toll
Free: (888) 718-0783 or check out their web site at

NOTE:  Check out this month's What's News page on the Access-Able web site
for information on The President's Inn and Guesthouse located in historic
downtown Savannah, GA.



Access-Able Travel Source is pleased to announce that thanks to Continental
airlines we will again be holding workshops for travelers with disabilities
each day of this year's Abilities Expos.

For more information, cities, dates and how to get free tickets to the show
in your area click here

New guide Provides Helpful Information
For Flyers With Reduced Mobility
Special Medical Conditions

Air Travel can be a trying and uncomfortable experience at the best of
times, even for the most seasoned flyer. For those travelers who may live
with a special medical condition, or whose mobility is in any way reduced,
the extra planning and worry related to taking a flight can sometimes turn
a simple weekend getaway into a very unpleasant and frustrating ordeal.

A new publication, entitled the Air Travel Guide for Seniors and Disabled
Passengers, seeks to assist these special needs travelers by helping them
to ensure that the airlines and airports they encounter actually work for
them, and not the other way around.

The 136 page Air Travel Guide contains six chapters, four of which cover
every stage of booking and taking a flight. Helpful general planning
guidelines are provided, as well as specific hints and tips where applicable.

The book's other two chapters are devoted to advising passengers as to when
they will or will not require a physician's assistance with their booking,
as well as outlining the major industry and government documents relating
to the rights of special needs air travelers. There are also several
appendixes and a glossary which provide background information and samples
of medical form questions which air travelers are likely to encounter.

One of the more frustrating aspects of air travel, faced regularly by the
special needs passenger, is the variance in policies and practices from
airline to airline, airport to airport, and especially from country to
country. The Guide is presented in such a way that its readers will be well
prepared to ask the right questions of the right individuals at the right
stage of their planning.  This is to ensure that their airline of choice
delivers the most personalized service they could hope to receive, no
matter what their destination.
The Guide also goes out of its way to stress the importance of verifying
and re-verifying flyers' special arrangements with their airlines.  Often
these requests become so special that no one at the airline feels worthy of
remembering them.

The book's more specific hints and tips augment the general information
contained in the various chapter sections.  They cover everything from
important advice about travel insurance selection to the best types of
batteries for wheelchair users to travel with.. It also provides contact
information for companies and organizations providing a wide range of
resources to this particular sector of the travelling public.

The book's index is well organized and comprehensive, making it simple to
locate the various information sections and specific tips relevant to your
needs. The Guide has also been printed using large print, which anyone who
has tried reading the information on an airline ticket recently will
gratefully appreciate.

No matter what your special medical condition or particular mobility
situation may be, the Air Travel Guide will provide you with concise,
practical information that's certain to make your next flight a more
comfortable and enjoyable experience. When you take into consideration that
we spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars on airline tickets for
various destinations, the inexpensive investment in this travel resource
could prove to be one of the more cost-effective travel purchases you make
this year.

The Air Travel Guide for Seniors and Disabled Passengers retails for
$16.95. As part of a limited-time promotion, interested readers can get the
book for 25% off and have it inexpensively shipped to their home by calling

This month's FEATURED DESTINATION is an escape to the island paradise of
Hawaii.  There is lots of stuff that is accessible and who knows you might
even see the Goddess Pele in action!  Go there now


Have you gone to our new Travel Accessories page?

Yup, we've added a new area for stuff that will be useful for traveling and
around the house.  Whether you are looking for a new leash for Fido or
specials on pet food now you can order it through Access-Able.  Also, I've
included travel guides, communications, luggage and more! Click here to check it out.

At the same time browse the Access-Able NewsStand at the latest magazines.  Now
Latino publications are available in both in English and Spanish.

Three new categories and in the works.  Service animals have been somewhat
overlooked.  Stuff for Special Kids and stuff for Parents of Special
Kids.  All these and more will be added by the middle of July, so be sure
to mark it on your calendar.



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