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Final Days for Nominations: America’s Best Restroom Awards
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Final Days for Nominations: America’s Best Restroom Awards

Into great hygiene? Love sparkling toilet seats? Get a thrill from automatic flushes? Well, now is your last chance to nominate your top pick for America’s Best Restroom Award VIII.

Sen. Harry Reid on Smelly Tourists and the Capitol Visitor Center
Accessible Travel / Culture / Entertainment / Family/Kids Travel / Museums

Sen. Harry Reid on Smelly Tourists and the Capitol Visitor Center

America’s capital has a new tourist attraction: the Capitol Visitor Center. Washington, DC has more than its share of government-related monuments, and perhaps appropriately, this particular project was over budget,… Read More…

Canadian Supreme Court Rules in Big Airline Case
Accessible Travel / Airlines & Airports / Canada

Canadian Supreme Court Rules in Big Airline Case

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal in a case that says airlines cannot charge plus-sized passengers who require an extra seat or travelers with accessibility… Read More…

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Slow Travel for Those With Mobility Problems

Even if you have physical limitations, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel. There are several tour options geared toward travelers who have mobility problems, or simply need to walk at… Read More…

Let’s Get Political: Presidential Libraries and Museums
Accessible Travel / Culture / Family/Kids Travel / Museums / Senior Travel / USA

Let’s Get Political: Presidential Libraries and Museums

With Election Day only a few weeks away, you may be tempted to stay home glued to the television as Barack Obama and John McCain duke it out. But now… Read More…

Great Lesser-Known National Parks
Accessible Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Budget Travel / Hiking & Biking / National Parks / Senior Travel / USA

Great Lesser-Known National Parks

Yellowstone and Yosemite are great and deservedly popular, but there are literally hundreds of great parks across the USA–and most of them are a lot less crowded than those well-known… Read More…

Accessible Travel / Trains / Travel Tips

Navigating Urban Mass Transit

If navigating a city’s mass transit system is a daunting task, here are some suggestions to help you figure out some of the best ways to get around. If you’re… Read More…

America the Beautiful: Five Hidden National Parks
Accessible Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Budget Travel / Destinations / Hiking & Biking / Hotels & Accommodations / National Parks / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

America the Beautiful: Five Hidden National Parks

What’s the first place that comes to mind when you hear the term “national park?” If you answered the Grand Canyon, you’re not alone. But you might be surprised to… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Vancouver, Canada
Accessible Travel / Canada / Destinations / Off The Brochure / Olympics / Travel News / Travel Tools

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Vancouver, Canada

Just one look at Vancouver’s varied skyline and you’ll be awestruck by the city’s natural beauty. The outline of its skyscraper-laden downtown is fronted by deep blue water and set… Read More…

Ask Peter: Accessibility, Egypt, and Around the World
Accessible Travel / Ask Peter / Cruise Travel / Middle East / Mileage & Reward Programs

Ask Peter: Accessibility, Egypt, and Around the World

I use a wheelchair and/or scooter. Sometimes it is difficult to go on vacation without hours of researching and then being disappointed once I arrive. -Babs T.

An Airport Bathroom Rant Unrelated to Larry Craig
Accessible Travel / Airlines & Airports / Ask Peter

An Airport Bathroom Rant Unrelated to Larry Craig

Here’s a rant that I never see addressed, but that millions of women travelers (and perhaps men, too) deal with every day: WHY don’t airport bathroom stalls have room for… Read More…

Accessible Travel / Travel Tips

Don’t Walk, Scooter

If you don’t think you can keep up with the rest of your group when you’re traveling to a new city, help is available to keep you from falling behind.

Special Needs Summer Camps
Accessible Travel / Health & Fitness / Student Travel / Travel News

Special Needs Summer Camps

It’s nearly that time again. As summer approaches, moms around the country may be shedding tears (or silently cheering) as they begin sewing nametags onto their kids’ underwear. Packing your… Read More…