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The HEAT is ON!!!

All of us across the country have been experiencing some record high temperatures this August. My advice? Drink plenty of water, hide out in the air conditioning and eat ice cream! I love ice cream and I'm proud to say I've indulged in many yummy flavors around the globe. Even our numerous clients who have visited Alaska this summer are enjoying much warmer than usual weather while there. I'm off to Alaska on Friday with our Ataxia Support Group and I'm truly hoping that the weather has cooled off once I arrive. Alexa tells me it should average around 60 degrees which sounds perfect to me. The triple digits we are having in Texas is more than I can handle. Plan now to travel to a cooler climate zone next summer and get some relief from the heat.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
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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. Most of our allocated cabins are already spoken for so call now to claim your cabin.

ACCESSIBLE LOFT SUITE just became Available! Call for pricing.
Optional 3 night Barcelona package with transfers, hotel and tours.
Space is very limited so don't be left at the dock...book your cabin NOW. We have one accessible Loft Suite available (private elevator, sleeps 4 -5).

I have made a decision to postpone our IRELAND trip until 2021. Our tour vendor will be doing some additional research there which will enhance our experience and definitely make it worth the wait.
So off to London and Paris we go in August 2020! We should have itinerary and cost by early September. We will only have 7 accessible rooms available so don't think about it for too long. Our Israel trip sold out very quickly.
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Our 2019 Alaska Cruise, round-trip Seattle, is SOLD OUT.
We will let you know when the next group will be. You can also call or email and we will be happy to help you plan your own Alaska Adventure for 2020. Alaska is the most accessible destination for those with mobility challenges.
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Hawaiian Island Cruise is SOLD OUT.
If you missed this one, we are happy to send you on an individual cruise or land trip to Hawaii. Just call or email and we will plan a vacation just for you!

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Israel May 2020 SOLD OUT!!! If you have signed up for this tour, it is a good time to purchase air tickets. Call me for assistance.

Two Accessible Rooms Available
Depart USA October 11 and return October 26, 2019
Must sign up and pay in full by August 1.
Please visit our website and click on Group Trips for itinerary and pricing.
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.

We are looking into other trip possibilities for 2020 and 2021 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
Click on Group Trips
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I Have a New Set of Wheels
When I travel I must bring along my manual wheelchair as I need this to navigate the airports and I use it at night or whenever I'm not wearing my two prosthetic legs. It allows me to transfer easily into the bed as well as do toilet and shower transfers. However, propelling myself in this chair is not easy...lack of upper body strength and a bad shoulder make this task very cumbersome and difficult. If I'm in a place with carpet, forget it! Once I arrive at my location and get to the hotel or cruise ship, I'm in good shape because my rental scooter is there and waiting for me and off I go to explore and have fun! I love using a scooter but sometimes they don't fit well into the bathrooms and I cannot use one if I'm not wearing my prosthetics.
I often travel alone and have been looking for a solution to dealing with my manual wheelchair. More and more of my clients are using small, foldable power wheelchairs. I began doing some research on these and found out they are very popular and there are several makes and models to choose from. They are not all created equal and each boasts different features. My goal was to find one that had all the features that I consider important to me when I travel. These include solid, no flat tires, an easily removable joystick, a minimum of 10 miles on a charge, lightweight batteries that I can reach and remove, dual voltage for international travel, minimum of 4 - 5" of clearance under chair, seat height of about 20" and comfort. I was recently exhibiting at the Houston Abilities Expo and came across the Fold & Go. It met all my criteria and more! It's built on a strong magnesium mountain bike frame and is waterproof! It is made in Austin, TX and they have a fantastic website. It will travel 16 miles on a charge (charges in a quick 5 hours) and the owner and all employees are wheelchair users. I came home from the Houston show and began reading reviews and doing my own research and was convinced that this is the chair for me. I now own one in slate blue and will be taking it on its first trip on Friday to Alaska. Look for a full report on how the chair and I did in my September Newsletter.
Here's A Travel Tip For YOU....
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Make copies of the inside information page of your passport. Put one in your suitcase and the other one somewhere other than where you actually carry your passport. In case your passport is lost or stolen, having a copy will go a very long way in making it easier to get another one.
Also, have a record of credit card numbers and who to call if lost or stolen. When you are out and about sightseeing, only have one credit card and one ATM card with you. Carry a maximum of $50 cash. Have a travel tip to share? Send us your tips.
We Do Individual & Group Travel
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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!
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...
DALLAS Abilities Expo
The next Abilities Expo that Easy Access Travel will be attending is in Dallas, TX at Market Hall, December 13, 14, 15 at 11:00am each day.
Cruise Planners/Easy Access Travel will be in Booth 539. We are next to Dallas Amputee Network. Please stop by and say Hello!
We will be presenting our Travel Workshop...date and time will be listed in future Newsletter.
Even Abilities Expo is Bigger in Texas
Introducing the NEW Dallas Expo in December 2019

Everyone is thrilled to bring Abilities Expo to the disability community in North Texas. First, we’ll show you all the latest products, tech and game-changing opportunities. Next, you can attend informative workshops on issues that matter to you. Then you can try your hand at a host of different adaptive sports, dancing and fun. After that, let’s all go out for BBQ! Abilities Expo is free, so join us and  register today .
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