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April Showers Bring May Flowers

I enjoy the rain especially when I'm home working in my office and watching from my window. I don't like being out in it or driving! I certainly hope you've all stayed dry and are enjoying the benefits like green grass, trees with new leaves and beautiful blooms.
April was mostly spent discovering the beauty of New Zealand where they are enjoying autumn. Please read all about this amazing adventure below. I must be getting older because I had a really difficult time with jet lag on the return trip. Just couldn't seem to shake the sleepiness. Happy to report I feel pretty good now and back to normal sleep patterns.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
Trip Updates for 2019 & 2020....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

Accessible Seas 2020 is an Eastern Caribbean Cruise visiting the ports of St. Maarten, San Juan and Coco Cay where you will have a Perfect Day! Cruise on RCCL's newest ship, Symphony of The Seas and enjoy all she has to offer. Information is on our website under Group Trips. More than half of our allocated cabins are already spoken for so call now to claim your cabin.
Our 2019 European Adventure, June 14 - 26, on Celebrity Reflection from Dublin to Amsterdam is SOLD OUT.
I can't wait to welcome everyone who is coming with us on this trip. The majority of travelers are repeat clients and it is turning out to be one giant reunion! Be on the lookout for some great goodies coming your way in May.
Brown Bear Walking Across Brooks River Alaska
Our 2019 Alaska Cruise, round-trip Seattle, is SOLD OUT. All remaining accessible cabins had to be released. If you want to go, call me ASAP and I can see if we can find an accessible stateroom for you. This is our most popular and accessible trip. It is open to all with mobility challenges and anyone else who wants to join us. I will be escorting the group so it is perfect for the first time cruiser.
Hawaii beach travel concept. ALOHA text written in sand with water next to beach towel and summer sandals and starfish. Hawaiian vacation holidays background.
Hawaiian Island Cruise is being offered once again on NCL Pride of America. Sailing round-trip Honolulu October 26 - November 2, 2019. Details are now on our web site. We have very limited availability including one suite and some inside cabins. We will offer three nights pre-cruise stay in Honolulu and accessible shore excursions.
Come experience the Aloha Spirit with us .
Western Wall
Israel May 2020. We are just finalizing our itinerary and costs. I will get these to the people on our interest list first and then open it up to everyone. Our visit will be multi-cultural but will lean more towards Jewish Heritage. Please let me know if you are interested. We will only have seven fully accessible hotel rooms so that gives us space for 14 participants plus me and Steve.
Two Accessible Rooms Available
Depart USA October 11 and return October 26, 2019

Please visit our website and click on Group Trips for itinerary and pricing.

Please note that we have only 2 accessible rooms still available. Only 12 lucky travelers will get the opportunity to be on this trip! Our preference is that everyone travel with a companion but no longer required.
We recommend that you travel with your own mobility equipment but can provide rentals if needed.

IRELAND....I am getting a lot of requests to return to Ireland so I've begun planning a trip late summer 2020. Please email me to be put on the interest list.

We are looking into other trip possibilities for 2020 and welcome your suggestions. The deciding factors for group trips are the availability of accessible accommodations and transportation.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
New Zealand...one for the books!
Planning our trip to New Zealand took more than 18 months but it was well worth it. This was an absolutely fantastic trip for our group of 11 participants. We had a tour guide and an assistant plus our awesome motor coach driver. All three were very knowledgable about New Zealand and all the places we visited. Our driver, Gary, entertained us with great stories and anecdotes about people he had met in his 40 plus years of driving through the country. Everyone got along so well and brought different insights to the trip. Most have traveled with us before. As soon as things settle down, I'll write a full report on this trip. In the meantime, I'll share what was the highlight for me. I knew that two of our travelers who had traveled with me but not together, would become fast friends and, I'm happy to report, they did! Our guides arranged for them to attend a rugby match together as they were very curious to learn more about this popular pastime. They had a great time attending a match while the rest of us enjoyed some free time in Wellington. On our last full day, these two went skydiving in Wanaka, a lovely town outside of Queenstown in the South Island. They were paired up with expert instructors who had no hesitation in skydiving with a bilateral amputee and a paraplegic. I briefly thought about joining them but, at Steve's request, decided against it! I was just bursting with pride that these two gentlemen did not let their disabilities stop them from enjoying life to the fullest. Events like this are the reward I get for doing what I do and I love all of it!
Stay tuned for more information on this wonderful trip.
Do Not Fly with Hemp CBD Oil
Cbd oil_ Cannabis of the formula CBD.
CBD Oil is becoming increasingly popular especially among those of us with chronic medical conditions. As a bilateral amputee, I often experience phantom pains and discomfort. I've been wanting to try CBD oil for some time and just began using it this past week. The verdict is still out but I have enjoyed wonderful sleep. This morning I saw a newscast saying that Dallas - Ft. Worth Airport is cracking down on people traveling with these little vials of oil. Imagine my disappointment upon hearing this. They are actually arresting people although, legally, this is not legal. I'm interested in knowing your thoughts on this subject. Please email me if you use CBD Oil and if you travel with it. Also interested in knowing if it has helped you. Thanks for your input.
Saying Goodbye is Never Easy
Candle and white flowers
Over the past few months, four clients have passed away. I wanted to share this with you as you may have traveled with one or more of these lovely people.
John Koys traveled with us on our first group trip to Ireland in 2014. He had a charming smile, loved the Chicago sports teams and was a joy to travel with.
Raul Figueroa, hair stylist to the stars and ballroom dancer, made us all laugh. He went to Israel with us as well as the Western Med and New England.
Mary Jennings traveled with us to Alaska and the Caribbean with her husband John. Mary was a very sweet lady and took excellent care of John. Mary was quiet but could party with the best of us!
Alice Alt came with us to Alaska and the Caribbean and was hoping to join us on our next trip to Hawaii. Unfortunately, she passed away suddenly. I was happy to be able to spend time with her recently at the Dallas Arboretum.
You will all be missed by your loving families, your friends and all who knew you. My deepest condolences to your families.
Need a Scooter?
We can help!
Do you need to rent a scooter or other mobility equipment for your next cruise or land trip?

Be sure and let us know and we can make arrangements for you through Special Needs Group.

Standard and heavy duty scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoyer lifts, lift chairs, oxygen and more are all possibilities for you when you travel.
Next Stop...
New York Metro
Abilities Expo
Next Abilities Expo of 2019 is at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ, May 3 - 5, 2019. Visit us in Booth 439. Stop by and say hi!
We will be giving a Travel Workshop on Friday, May 3 at 1:00pm. Hope to see many of you there!
Experience Abilities Expo!

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.

Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer?
Do you have a travel tip you'd like to share? Send it to us debra@easyaccesstravel.com and it may be in the next newsletter.


Debra Kerper 
(972) 492-6111
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007