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I woke up January 1 hoping that 2020 had been a bad dream. How was it possible that I had not been on a plane or a cruise ship for 10 months. But, alas, nothing was waiting to be packed in the guest room aka "packing" room and my suitcases were collecting dust. My travel toiletries, always ready to go on a moment's notice, were old and out of date. 2021 got off to a rocky start but I remain optimistic that things will turn around and we will all get vaccinated and begin traveling again without fear and hesitation. How precious that first trip will be and how we will cherish the experience. I worry that I have acclimated to staying home and wonder if I will go to the airport with the same confidence and excitement that I've always had. Time will tell but I do know I'm certainly looking forward to finding out.
Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and safe 2021!
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My New Travel Column...

I'm now writing a monthly Travel Column for a wonderful online publication, 50plus-Today.com.
The online magazine is filled with relevant information on a wide range of topics. I recommend you visit the e-newsletter and sign up to receive it in your inbox. You'll be glad you did!

My first article focuses on Post-Pandemic Travel. Read it here...
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
Yes, We Will All Travel Again &
Trip Updates for 2021....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

OCTOBER 3 - 10, 2021
RCCL Harmony of The Seas
Visit Palma de Majorca, Florence, Rome, Naples and the south of France (Marseilles)
Optional 3 night Barcelona package with transfers, hotel and tours, September 30 -October 3, 2021.
Space is very limited so don't be left at the dock...book your cabin NOW.
London and Paris
AUGUST 7 - 20, 2021
SOLD OUT...Call to be placed on waiting list

We have an amazing itinerary planned with time for shopping and free time factored in. We will only change hotels once. Stay in one hotel in London and one hotel in Paris. Enjoy taking the train through the Chunnel from London to Paris. Accessible train seats for all who need them. Visit our website to view the day to day itinerary and pricing. Click on Group Trips and then scroll down to Paris & London 2021.
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I believe travel is the great educator. I cannot wait to travel again and hope you will join me.
ATAXIA CRUISE: We have reserved group space on RCCL's Allure of The Seas for January 22 - 30, 2022. Eight glorious nights sailing round trip Ft. Lauderdale. This sailing is for people living with all forms of Ataxia, their families and friends. However, it is also open to people with all physical disabilities. Please contact us for details including itinerary and pricing. You can use your RCCL Future Cruise Credits for this cruise. Visit our website for pricing, etc. Click on Group Travel and then Caribbean Cruise 2022.

Please call for further details

WE ARE RETURNING TO ALASKA June 5 - 12, 2021!!!


This cruise is selling out quickly so call NOW to sign up for this amazing cruise. We still have a few fully accessible cabins available.
See Alaska the way it was meant to be seen. We will be sailing on Holland America's MS Koningsdam, round trip Vancouver, BC June 5 - 12, 2021.
Holland America opened Alaska to the cruise ship industry over 50 years ago. We will enjoy prime docking locations as well as long days in each port allowing you to go on shore excursions and still have time to enjoy on your own in each port. CALL FOR BEST AVAILABILITY

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We are awaiting confirmation of new dates but looks like end of October, 2021.


Our tour company is looking forward to hosting us in 2021!
Cruise Line Updates...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for a safe return of cruising. In the order, the CDC outlines that cruise lines are no longer able to sail itineraries that are longer than 7 nights and call on a U.S. port. This affects sailings between Jan. 1 and Nov. 1, 2021. To ensure compliance, cruise lines have temporarily paused the sale of such cruises as they evaluate options and determine the necessary itinerary updates or changes. We expect to have more information in coming weeks and will be in touch with you once we have updates to share. Thank you for your continued patience and loyalty during this extraordinary time.

Most cruise lines have now extended their pause in sailing through April 30, 2021 (some further out) in light of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. They are still moving forward with all the changes that need to be made to insure we are all safe when we do return to cruising, I will bring you the latest news each month so you can be informed.

If you have a cruise booked, please check with the cruise line's website and with your Travel Consultant for the most recent news and information.
New Trips for 2022 & Beyond...

Once most travel has resumed and we are welcomed back to Europe, we will begin working on other trips including a land trip to Ireland in 2022.
Remember, you don't have to wait for a group to travel. We are happy to plan a trip just for you!
Keep reading our monthly newsletters to know when new groups are announced.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
Click on Group Trips
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Have You Received Your
Vaccine Yet???

Steve and I are currently on 4 lists for the Covid-19 Vaccine but have not been lucky enough to receive one as of now. Our best bet seems to be with Denton County where we may get one in 2 - 3 weeks. Keeping our fingers crossed and our sleeves rolled up!

Make plans now to visit a fantastic Family Retreat located at the northern tip of Texas Hill Country near Granbury, TX. It is wheelchair accessible for most. It has an accessible master bathroom and roll-in shower. The house will sleep 6 and offers numerous amenities.

For photos and complete details,

Hope you enjoy looking at this beautiful property and are able to visit soon.
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Believe it or not, business is picking up and I'm busy booking trips for the second half of 2021 and 2022. Accessible accommodations are selling out as everyone has pent up desire to get out of town! Don't be afraid to make a deposit on a trip....most are fully refundable if you change your mind.
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Everyone seems to be enjoying my "Pandemic Reading List" and the books I've read since March. I'm enjoying your comments and book suggestions! Books below in red are my newest reads. I truly love escaping into the pages and lives of the characters.

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Cooking For Picasso by Camille Aubrey
Educated by Tara Westover
Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen
Beneath A Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Eli's Promise by Ronald Balson
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate ( One of my favorites!)
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Last Tackle by James Wallgren (read review above)
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Some of these are easy reading (Chick Lit) but some are fairly intense. Enjoyed every one of these books. Reading is a great escape to another time and place which I think we can all use a little of right now.
My next book is Time for Mercy by John Grisham.
New House UPDATE:

Nothing much to report but hoping they will break ground any day now. They are getting the models ready for their new occupants and then will begin the process of building three new homes from the ground up. Still hoping for early summer completion. I have an appointment in mid-February at the Design Center to pick all my options. It's a little overwhelming but exciting!
We Do Individual & Group Travel
Do you know that we actually plan more trips for individuals than we do for our groups? We love when you participate in our groups but please remember to call us when you want to plan a vacation for the two of you or with a group of friends or family members. We can most likely plan any type of vacation you want and we will be sure to address all your accessibility requirements and needs. We so enjoy doing the research for you and look forward to planning that next trip just for you! Also, if you see one of our groups that you would like to do but perhaps the dates don't work, give us a call. We can usually duplicate the same trip just for you and your travel companions.
Need a Scooter?
We can help!
SNG has an online store where you can purchase masks, gloves, thermometers and other medical supplies.

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.
MARCH 26 - 27, 2021
For more information go to
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Please reach out with a phone call or email anytime if you have travel related questions. We are always here to help and look forward to speaking with you.
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I've been presenting my Travel Workshop via ZOOM for many support group chapters across the country and would be happy to do one for your group as well.
Send me an email and we can get it scheduled.
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.

Stay healthy, Stay well, Stay home,

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