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Due to our recent move, our 800 number is no longer available. We will now be using our cell phone for all calls. Please change our number to 951.202.2208. I apologize for this inconvenience. AT&T does not support 800 numbers and has told me that most people use cell phones so I'm forced to move ahead with the times.
Fall is my favorite time of year and I look forward to cooler weather and wearing sweaters & sweatshirts. The past two months have been crazy as we dealt with new home closing delays, moving, unpacking an enormous amount of boxes, waiting for deliveries and installations, etc. A minor Lupus flare-up found its way to me making the entire process more difficult. Happy to report that I'm feeling much better and the house is almost complete.
Where We Are Going...
Are You Coming With Us?

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Trip Updates for 2022... Call for more information

We continue to monitor the world wide situation and will postpone trips accordingly. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern. We also want your travel experiences to be the best they can be. We will practice patience and inform you as we have new information.

London and Paris

This spectacular trip has been rescheduled to June 8 - 20, 2022. Depart US on June 7, 2022.

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.
OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2022

Please call for more information including pricing and availability.

Optional three-night pre-cruise package in Barcelona. Optional fully accessible shore excursions in all ports.

WE ARE RETURNING TO ALASKA July 29 - Aug. 5, 2022

ALMOST SOLD OUT! Very few staterooms remain.
Accessible Balcony Cabin just came available....

Sail with us to Alaska, round trip Seattle on RCCL's Ovation of The Seas!
Visit the ports of Sitka, Skagway, Juneau and Victoria, BC. All ports are docked. Ovation is a beautiful ship and has so much to offer including IFly, bumper cars and more. Fantastic entertainment and dining options. Alaska is selling out for 2022 so claim your stateroom NOW. Deposits are fully refundable until final payment.

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We will do this trip end of April - early May, 2022
Israel is officially opening up to limited groups and tourism on May 23, 2021 followed by a gradual return to tourism as we "knew" it over the course of the following months.


Our tour company is looking forward to hosting us in 2022!
Cruise Line Updates...

Cruises have begun with very positive results. Passengers are having a wonderful time. Capacity on all ships is currently reduced and everyone seems to be enjoying this feature. Crew members are thrilled that guests are back onboard and cannot wait to welcome you as well.

The cruise industry is seeing a huge demand from people ready to hit the high seas. I've been very busy booking cabins for travel beginning in September, 2021. Cruises for 2022 and beyond are filling up very quickly, especially accessible staterooms. I recommend securing a cabin now and reserving with a refundable deposit.
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 2023.
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

Debra & Steve's TRAVEL Update...

We enjoyed ourselves on a Royal Caribbean "test" cruise on Navigator of The Seas for 4 nights round-trip Galveston. Navigator has a passenger capacity of more than 4000 guests but our cruise only served 394. It was like having a private yacht! What a thrill it was to step onboard and feel like we were home. The crew was delighted to serve passengers once again and couldn't do enough for everyone. I was overjoyed to see colleagues and spend time with people I knew. Everyone was vaccinated and masks were worn indoors except for eating and drinking. The entertainment was outstanding as always. We both felt very comfortable and at ease. The CDC was also onboard and RCCL passed the "test" with flying colors! Way to go!

Steve and I will be cruising on Celebrity Millennium October 11 - 19, round trip San Diego. We will sail up the coast of California to San Francisco and back down. We are both looking forward to a restful time onboard. This will be my first flight since March 1, 2020. Hard to believe. Ready with lots of masks and wipes.
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Have You Received Your
Vaccine Yet???

While we know that not everyone will get vaccinated, we believe very strongly that this is the right thing to do. We are coming to the end of 19 months of isolation and suffering and we need to come together so that all of us feel safe. I will require my group participants to be vaccinated for my safety and theirs as well as the safety of other travelers.

It is more important now than ever to get vaccinated and protect against the Delta Variant. Being vaccinated is not a political statement, it is common sense.

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I am always getting calls from people who have never cruised so I thought I would give you my list of travel tips for inexperienced cruisers. It is equally valuable for people who have sailed many times. Protocols are changing so it's good to keep up with the times.

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Is the Pandemic Over?

Not sure, but we have definitely made a lot of progress and are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It's so nice to not have to wear a mask everywhere we go. However, we all need to proceed carefully and not become too complacent. We all saw how quickly Covid 19 spread and wreaked havoc on our lives. So, enjoy some new found freedoms but be careful and practice common sense.
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Everyone seems to be enjoying my "Pandemic Reading List" and the books I've read since March, 2020. 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
Time For Mercy by John Grisham
Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (not a favorite!)
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
Defending Britta Stein by Ronald Balson (current read)

Took a short break from reading due to the move but looking forward to starting a new book on our cruise.
Some of these are easy reading (Chick Lit) but some are fairly intense. Enjoyed every almost all of these books. Reading is a great escape to another time and place which I think we can all benefit from. I must admit that as work picks up, my reading is slowing down!
New House UPDATE:

We finally moved into our new home on August 25. Both my sons were here for a few days helping to unpack and hang pictures. Steve and I are so happy with the new neighborhood and I'm so pleased with the accessibility of everything. It is just perfect! Finally unpacked the last box about 2 weeks ago but still busy with workers and deliveries. Window treatments and a few other items should be here when we return from our cruise. We are on the list for a patio and cover but probably looking into the new year for the completion of that project. Everyone is so busy and then there's the shortage of building supplies. All in all, it's all come together very well and I look forward to meeting new people and getting involved.
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.

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Please reach out with a phone call or email anytime you have travel related questions. We are always here to help and look forward to speaking with you.
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, Start planning your next vacation,

Debra Kerper
Cruise Planners