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December 2016
Happy Holidays
Snowmans family at sea beach in santa hats. New years and christmas holiday in hot countries concept.
Wishing each and every one of you the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest Hanukkah.  We hope you enjoy your special holiday with family and friends and get an opportunity to relax, unwind and look forward to a spectacular New Year.  
To our clients who are traveling this holiday season, we wish you safe travels and a vacation filled with absolute delight.  
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your business this past year, your amazing support during my difficult medical journey and, most of all, for your friendship.  The highlight of my work is being able to call you friend instead of client.
Hanukkah menorah with candles Hanukkah candles happy burning

We will begin taking reservations for our South African Safari Land Tour immediately after the New Year.  Complete details are now on my website under Group Trips.   Click here for itinerary and cost
As with all of our land tours, space will be extremely limited so be sure to call to sign up if interested.  This trip will commence on May 25, 2018 and will be 10 nights not including air travel.  
Come experience the Magic of our groups.....
Baby African elephant chasing a bird with it s mother nearby  
Mele Kalikimaka a Ha'oli Makahiki Hou
(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)

This greeting is brought to you by the 19 very lucky participants who joined us on our first Hawaii Cruise Tour.  We arrived in Honolulu on December 7 which just so happened to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  Some of the survivors were staying where we were at the Waikiki Marriott and we were honored to meet them.  A word about this hotel's accessible accommodations; AMAZING!!!  The fully accessible rooms were huge, each had three beds (1 king and 2 doubles).  The king bed was higher but the doubles were lower and easier to get into from a wheelchair.  The bathroom had an excellent roll-in shower with an attached seat and controls you could reach. There was also a standard second bathroom for your able-bodied companions.
From the moment we landed in Honolulu, we were impressed by the Spirit of Aloha and the friendly attitudes of all.  This was evident throughout our trip wherever we went.  People were always kind and helpful.
We spent three nights at the Marriott.  We enjoyed a fantastic group dinner at Duke's Waikiki in the Outrigger Hotel.  We rolled/walked there covered in ponchos in an effort to escape the rain but it was well worth it.  Delicious food and a wait staff that went above and beyond including going to the salad bar for those of us who could not.  The next day was spent touring the Polynesian Cultural Center where we enjoyed a traditional Luau.  On December 10 we boarded NCL's Pride of America, the only purpose built ship that sails the Hawaiian Islands.  This was my first group with NCL and I wasn't quite sure what to expect.  I am happy to report that NCL exceeded my expectations and all of us were quite impressed with the service and the accommodations.  There was an Access Officer on board and she was always making sure everything was good with our group. When an issue needed solving, she was quick to have it fixed and we were very impressed with the response time.  The shore excursions assistant manager was diligent in making sure our accessible shore excursions went as planned.  He checked in with me before and after our tours and delivered an outstanding product.
We had a free day in Maui but there was accessible transportation to take those of us who wanted into Lahaina Town for the day.  The next day we visited the Maui Ocean Center and the Maui Plantation.  Kona is a tender port so many of us stayed on board where we enjoyed glorious weather and all that the ship had to offer.  Many of us used the pool where we were assisted using the pool lift. Those that could disembark took advantage of helicopter tours or a visit to Kona's Coffee Plantation.  Our time in Hilo was spent visiting Volcanoes National Park which was a highlight of our trip for many.  It was quite cool and we learned that this area has 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world.  Very interesting!  Our first morning in Kauai included free time and we were able to roll/walk to shopping, the beach and the Marriott Resort.  There were also free accessible shuttles to take people around the island.  Later in the day we visited another plantation and went to another luau.  We were all in agreement that we enjoyed this luau better than the first.  Day two in Kauai found us at Waimea Canyon, Hawaii's equivalent of the Grand Canyon.  It was quite beautiful.  We finished our day with a visit to Spouting Horn and Kauai Coffee Company.
The group experienced several of the specialty restaurants on the ship.  They were all wonderful but I think we all liked Teppan Yaki the best.  
We concluded our trip with a visit to Pearl Harbor after disembarking the ship. We had a fantastic group of people, repeaters and new travellers as well.  We all enjoyed each other's company and, once again, experienced the magic that happens with our groups.  Won't you join us next time?  You'll be glad you did!
New Rules From TSA

Drivers Licenses from nine states won't be valid ID's for domestic flights in 2018.
Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver's licenses.
Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints-even for domestic travel.   Read more....


Need a scooter, wheelchair, O2, or anything else for your next cruise?  Let us make arrangements for you with Special Needs at Sea.

Call Easy Access Travel to arrange your equipment.


Easy Access Travel is available to speak to your organization or support group if geographically feasible. Please contact us for more information.  


Debra Kerper

Easy Access Travel

Cruise Planners/American Express Franchise Owner 



In This Issue
Next stop......
Los Angeles, February 24 -26, 2017

Free admission, workshops and events.  

We look forward  to meeting you, sharing valuable information and answering your questions. 


(We do individual and group travel planning)

We are offering some incredible Group Travel opportunities and invite you, your families & your friends to join us on one or all of these trips.  All of our trips are mostly accessible and geared to those with mobility limitations.  


Accessible Allure (Next BIG Amputee Cruise)   CALL NOW if interested.  We can try to get you a cabin.

February 12-19, 2017

Take your Sweetheart on a cruise in 2017 on the magnificent Allure of the Seas.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Full Details Here.... 



Just for our Spina Bifida clients, their friends & families.  May 6 - 13, 2017 on board RCCL's newest ship, Harmony of the Seas. Accessible staterooms are limited so SIGN UP NOW!!!

Full details & pricing here... 



We have a waiting list as people do cancel....

June 12 - 21, 2017, Norwegian Getaway

Click here for more information... 




Visit the Southern Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao) February 2 - 11, 2018.  Nine nights round-trip Miami.


Click here for full details and information 


South Africa Safari and Cultural Trip

May 25, 2018, 10 Nights plus travel time

Itinerary & Cost 


Alaska 2018:  interest list now forming


More Adventures coming soon

Be sure and tell us where you would like to go and we will put a group together!


Don't miss the boat or the tour with these incredible groups!

For information on all trips go to 
and click on Group Trips. 

Deb's Medical Update
& Travel Adventures

December began with our trip to the Washington DC Metro Abilities Expo. We got to connect with a lot of our clients and met many new people as well.  A big thank you to Shanna and Holly for spending all weekend with us and telling potential clients how great our cruises are!  It was also fantastic to see Tara who was very impressed with her first visit to an Abilities Expo.  We especially love this expo because Steve's daughter Sarah lives here and she and our two grandkids, Molly & Samuel, helped us out during the event.
Arrived home late on December 4, did laundry and then headed to Hawaii on December 7.  I've hardly had time to catch my breath!  I'm still dealing with pain in "my foot" when I walk and swelling on my other knee.  I had an MRI this week and will see docs next week for some answers (hopefully!).  In any case, I'm not letting any of this from keeping me from enjoying life.  I find that staying busy and traveling definitely keeps my mind off my situation and makes for a much better solution than focusing on me.

Just Doing it a little Differently..... 


When you sign up for Accessible Allure, Easy Access Travel will donate a portion of our proceeds to the Amputee Coalition.

Sign up for our Spina Bifida Cruise and we will donate a portion of our proceeds to the Spina Bifida Association.

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