Tag Archives: Candy Harrington

Route 66 for Everyone: Exploring Arizona’s Mother Road

You know how I love road trips–reading about them–riding on them–watching them in movies and TV. So when I heard that Candy Harrington, recognized expert on accessible travel, had published a book about accessible road trips, I asked if she would write an article for A Traveler’s Library. While Candy includes plenty of information for people with mobility challenges, anybody can be inspired by these exciting travels.

Destination: Route 66 in Western Arizona

Book22 Accessible Road Trips; Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers (June 2012) by Candy Harrington

Article by Candy B. Harrington, author of the book

Road trips are a great option for people with mobility issues, as you can bypass long airport lines and you never have to worry about a lost or damaged wheelchair. And there’s just no better way to get the feel for a road trip than to explore part of historic Route 66 – America’s first interstate highway. Continue reading Route 66 for Everyone: Exploring Arizona’s Mother Road

A Strange Book to Inspire Vietnam Travel

Destination: Vietnam

Book: The Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold and John Penycate

When I talked to Candy Harrington about writing a post for A Traveler’s Library, she apologized because the book that came to mind was ” a little dorky.”  Hey, any book that inspires travel fits on the shelves of A Traveler’s Library.

Candy writes much-needed informational articles and books about accessible travel. The third edition of, Barrier Free Travels: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers hit the shelves June 16, and if you are one of those who hesitate to travel because you need help getting around, or if you know someone who fits that description, check Candy’s immensely helpful guide.

Now let’s see what she learned about Vietnam from her dorky book.

Good Morning Vietnam

I grew up hating Vietnam.

Booby-trapped entrance to a Co Chi tunnel, Vietnam
Booby-trapped entrance to a Cu Chi tunnel, Vietnam

My first recollection of the country was on the nightly news — something called the casualty report. I didn’t know exactly what it was, but I knew from my mom’s reaction that it wasn’t very good. As I grew up and entered high school the war became more personal for me. My friends were drafted and went off to fight. Many never returned, and those that did come home were forever changed. I truly hated everything associated with this horrible event that took my friends from me — including the entire country of Vietnam. Continue reading A Strange Book to Inspire Vietnam Travel