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Where are you dreaming of going in 2020 and beyond? We want to make all your travel dreams come true so give us a call and we can discuss all your options. I'm busy making plans for 2021 and 2022. Maybe you'll join one of our very popular group trips or will request custom trip planning for a getaway with your loved ones. Whatever you want, we are here to help.

Ended 2019 and began 2020 in Israel

Steve and I had the honor of joining one of our very special clients and his family on an incredible trip to Israel over the holiday season. Eleven of us flew together on EL AL from JFK to Tel Aviv and arrived Christmas Eve day. We were greeted by Eli Mieri, our guide for the next 12 days and long time friend of mine. Eli and I met almost 25 years ago at a Disability Event in Florida where he represented accessible tourism in Israel.
Despite chilly, rainy weather, everyone had a very meaningful visit and learned so much about the history of this tiny country. The food was delicious and brought back many memories of my childhood.
I look forward to returning in May with another group who will have the pleasure of learning from Eli as well.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
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Trip Updates for 2020 & 2021....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

RCCL Allure 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.
Space is very limited so don't be left at the dock...book your cabin NOW.

This is the only group trip in 2020 with space available. Go to our website under group trips for details.
London and Paris August 2020! SOLD OUT!
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 2020.
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Accessible Seas Caribbean Cruise, RCCL Symphony of The Seas, sets sail from Miami February 22. SOLD OUT

Stay tuned for future Caribbean Sailings....
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We have just reserved group space on the newly revitalized Oasis of The Seas for January 31, 2021. This sailing is reserved for people living with all forms of Ataxia, their families and friends. Please contact us for details including itinerary and pricing.

Stay tuned for our next Alaska Cruise in 2021. We are working with Holland America to bring you the very best that Alaska has to offer. We will sail on the Koningsdam, round trip Vancouver, BC and visit Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm. Extend your vacation with some time in the beautiful and accessible city of Vancouver.
Date and pricing coming soon.
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Iceland July 2021. Many of you have expressed interest in visiting Iceland so here it is! We will spend the entire trip in one hotel in Reykjavik and do activities and day trips from our central location. Please click here for itinerary and cost.
Other Trip Possibilities 2021

In addition to Iceland, we will be visiting Ireland, once again. We are also considering going back to the Baltic. Please let us know where you want to go and, if possible, we can add your favorite destination to our travel itineraries. 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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New Rule Could Bump Emotional Support Animals From Planes

At the risk of making enemies, I must admit that I am opposed to people flying with emotional support animals and was very happy to read the news that the Department of Transportation is going to give airlines the ability to deny passengers the right to fly with these animals. Just like the abuse of Disabled Parking Placards, there is now rampant abuse among people who simply want to fly with their pets onboard airplanes. As a frequent passenger, I feel that these pets infringe on my comfort especially when an animal gets the bulkhead seat ahead of my needs as a bilateral amputee. I truly hope that airlines choose to enforce their newfound ability to ban these animals from their aircraft.
Please click on this link for more information:
When Your Wheelchair Gets Damaged....

We often write about what to do when your wheelchair arrives at your destination damaged. Well, it happened to me when I returned from Israel on my final flight to Dallas from JFK on American. I had my relatively new Fold and Go Wheelchair and when the agent brought the chair up, they dropped it right in front of me. It still worked but I decided to file a claim with American in case there was damage I wasn't aware of. The claim process was quick and easy and took less than 10 minutes. The next morning I received a phone call from Global Repair Group letting me know that a local person would call and be out to my home that day. They came and confirmed that my chair could no longer fold properly. They proceeded to take my chair to their shop and asked if I needed a loaner. I declined their offer as I only use this chair for travel. The next day they phoned to let me know that the chair could not be fixed and would replace it for me. Now for the problem.....Fold and Go refuses to work with any third party person and would not sell them a new chair. They insist that the chair be boxed and they would send UPS to pick up the chair from me. We could not box it as it would not completely fold. Global Repair Group (GRG) suggested I find a suitable alternative and recommended some companies that they frequently work with. So I did some research and found another chair that will do the same job for me when I travel overseas. Hats off to Global Repair Group for the outstanding follow up and complaint resolution. They were delightful to work with. I always include their information in my travel talks so all of you are aware of their services. All's well that ends well!

Here's A Travel Tip For YOU....

Flying with a REAL ID
REAL ID starts in less than a year.

Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another  acceptable form of ID  to fly within the United States.
Check for the star.
REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card.
For info by state, including where to obtain a REAL ID, visit the  DHS REAL ID website  and click your state on the map.

Have a travel tip? Send it our way and we may share it.
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...
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 Abilities Expo
The next Abilities Expo that Easy Access Travel will be attending is in Edison, NJ May 1 - 3, 2020.
Cruise Planners/Easy Access Travel will be in Booth 1006. Please stop by and say Hello!
Be sure to make time to attend our Travel Workshop on Friday, May 1 at 1:00pm. Learn the ins and outs of traveling with special needs and "Just Doing It Differently".
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