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WE DID IT!!! We made it through 2020!
All I want for Christmas is my turn for the Covid Vaccine. I want this for all of you as well so we can be with family and each other. So we can board a plane and a cruise ship, so we can go out without being fearful, so we can resume a more "normal" way of life. I'm basically a very optimistic person and truly believe that 2021 will bring all of this to fruition. I miss seeing all of you on trips and at Abilities Expos around the country. In the meantime, I wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season whatever traditions you celebrate. We now have a very strong common bond because the entire world has been involved in the pandemic of 2020 and we have all been affected by this in one way or another. Perhaps this will bring us all a little closer and we will treat one another with more compassion and kindness as we move into 2021 and beyond.
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Still Need a Last Minute Gift?

The gift of travel has always been a fantastic choice because the memories will last a lifetime. If you're still looking for a very special present for a very special person, call me and we can wrap up a great trip and give that person something to look forward to.
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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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 March 31, 2021 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.

Royal Caribbean issued this announcement last week:
As 2020 winds down, we reflect on all that has transpired during this unprecedented year.
 As I’m sure you’ll agree, we never imagined the pause in cruising to last as long as it has. At the onset of the pandemic, rebooking deadlines and opt-in dates provided ample time for future vacation planning and cruise credit redemption — however, as time has progressed, the window of opportunity has narrowed. With that, we thank you for sharing your sentiments, prompting our decision to make a change to open Future Cruise Credits (FCCs). I’m happy to announce that we’ve focused on simplifying things for you and your clients with only one date to remember — Book and Sail by April 30th, 2022! This includes all unredeemed FCCs generated as a result of a suspended sailing, the Cruise with Confidence program, and non-refundable deposit credits issued after March 16, 2020. All qualifying FCCs will be updated automatically,
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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We are all very excited to have our turn for the vaccine to protect us against Corona Virus. Thank you to Pfizer and Moderna for delivering the best gift ever! I am ready and my sleeve is rolled up! I know many of you will consider travel once you have been vaccinated and we are here to help you plan that much anticipated vacation.
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I think I can safely say we are all looking forward to 2021. Congratulations on getting through a very challenging year in our history. Hats off to all the frontline workers, healthcare workers and parents who became their kids' teachers. You have all done an amazing job! Let's continue to practice safe habits, wear a mask and get a vaccine when it's your turn. I look forward to seeing all of you in 2021!
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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

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 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.
We're MOVING!!!

Just moving down the road about 9 miles from our current home to a Del Webb Community called Frisco Lakes in Frisco, TX. This is what happens when you're living through a pandemic and getting bored. Steve and I decided to take a ride last August on a very hot day and ended up putting our name and check into a lottery for the lot we wanted. They are closing out the community and I wanted a location that already had grown trees and was scooter distance from the Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools. Turns out we got the lot and will be building an accessible home that, hopefully, will be ready in July. As much as I love my current home, it has some accessibility issues that are not safe. The new house will be better suited for my situation. We hope to break ground by February. I'll keep you posted on our progress.
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.
Thanks to all who watched my virtual travel workshop. I received some excellent questions and feedback and appreciate the time you spent with me.
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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