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Hoping everyone enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day with loved ones either in person or via Face Time or Zoom. I woke up in Dallas to a winter wonderland which soon became very difficult for many in Texas. Prolonged power outages and frozen pipes led to no water and burst pipes. Texas is not prepared to deal with several days of frigid below freezing temperatures. I'm very happy to say that we were spared and made it through the stormy week unscathed. I want to thank all of you who called and emailed to check up on us and see how we were doing. Your concern meant a lot and was very much appreciated. We have thawed out in the last few days and everyone here is looking forward to spring. The groundhog did predict 6 more weeks of winter back on February 2!
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Travel Column...

I'm now writing a monthly Travel Column for a wonderful online publication, 50plus-Today.com.
The online magazine is filled with relevant information on a wide range of topics. I recommend you visit the e-newsletter and sign up to receive it in your inbox. You'll be glad you did!

February article talks about Flying After Vaccine Read it here...
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
Yes, We Will All Travel Again &
WE ALL NEED SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO SO PLEASE KEEP READING!
Trip Updates for 2021....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

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.

ACCESSIBLE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE
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.
ACCESSIBLE 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.

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS....


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

I recently made the very difficult decision to cancel our 2021 Alaska Cruise due to cruise ship restrictions imposed by Canada. While the cruise lines are busy trying to resolve this situation and find a "work around", I felt it was better to plan for 2022. Just in...Holland America has officially suspended all cruises entering or departing from Canada through September 2021.

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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ACCESSIBLE ISRAEL... DATE BEING CHANGED....STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED ITINERARY AND DATE OF TRAVEL
We are awaiting confirmation of new dates but looks like end of October, 2021.

WE HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE SO CALL FOR DETAILS.


Our tour company is looking forward to hosting us in 2021!
Cruise Line Updates...

Royal Caribbean's President and CEO, Michael Bayley, recently told travel industry publications that new technology will be a huge step forward in getting cruise ships sailing again and putting passenger's minds at ease.

Most cruise lines have now extended their pause in sailing through April 30, 2021 (some further out) 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.

If you have a cruise booked, please check with the cruise line's website and with your Travel Consultant for the most recent news and information.
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

In the market for a new Mobility Scooter or Lift Chair???

Easy Access Travel is happy to offer our clients and newsletter readers a great opportunity to purchase a new or gently loved mobility scooter and/or power lift chair at incredible prices through our relationship with Special Needs at Sea. Please contact debra@easyaccesstravel.com for more information or go to www.shopspecialneedsgroup.com
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Have You Received Your
Vaccine Yet???

I am thrilled to report that Steve and I received our first dose of the Moderna Vaccine and will receive our 2nd dose this Thursday (2/25). I never thought I would be so excited to get a "shot" in my arm! Progress is definitely being made and I hope many of you have or are scheduled to get the vaccine as well.
MOSTLY ACCESSIBLE GETAWAY

Make plans now to visit a fantastic Family Retreat located at the northern tip of Texas Hill Country near Granbury, TX. It is wheelchair accessible for most. It has an accessible master bathroom and roll-in shower. The house will sleep 6 and offers numerous amenities.

For photos and complete details,

Hope you enjoy looking at this beautiful property and are able to visit soon.
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I NEED A
VACATION!
HOW ABOUT YOU???



Here are some destinations you can travel to NOW! Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Dominican Republic, Hawaii.
How about a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi on American Queen Steamboat Company?
Call me for info and to find out how all of these destinations are working to give you a safe vacation experience.
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MY PANDEMIC READING LIST

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
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Time For Mercy by John Grisham
Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate (currently reading)

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 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
New House UPDATE:

Nothing much to report but hoping they will break ground any day now. They are getting the models ready for their new occupants and then will begin the process of building three new homes from the ground up. Construction has been delayed due to the Texas snow and ice so, once again, I must exercise patience. Design Center appointment is Thursday, February 25. Hopefully, once options have been selected, building will commence.
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.
shopspecialneedsgroup.com

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 VIRTUAL
ABILITIES EXPO
MARCH 26 - 27, 2021
For more information go to
www.abilitiesexpo.com
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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
(972) 492-6111
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007
1-800-920-8989