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Never really sure what day of the week it is. Alexa is my "go to" for reality checks. Day to day activities have settled into a new routine consisting of work, household chores, watching TV, reading, webinars and Zoom meetings. I must admit that time is moving much faster than I would have expected. Before I know it, it's time to cook dinner again and Fridays seem to appear rather quickly each week. I've acquired a collection of masks. Who would have thought these would be my new fashion accessory for 2020? I continue to journal each day because this pandemic is too epic for me not to document it. I have not gone back to read any of it yet but will in the future when we feel safe again and are moving forward. My state, Texas, is rapidly opening up. I did get my nails and hair done and feel a lot better. However, I'm facing the opening of everything else with a lot of trepidation and anxiety. Listen to one TV station and they say we will all be fine. Listen to another and they paint a much more dismal future. I have never liked being fearful and am trying very hard to listen to my inner self and do what I feel is right for me.
In the meantime, I will dream of my next travel adventure and send you all a virtual hug. I do hope to see many of you in 2021 when our travel plans resume.
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Travel Industry UPDATES
Reprinted from April Newsletter
Please contact me for current information as it relates to your travel plans, cancellations & refunds.

  • So much has changed in a very short time including our vocabulary. Certain words have taken on new meaning and have become commonplace and very important in our everyday lives. Three of these that come to mind are fluid, pivot and mitigate. I'm hearing these words all the time from the government as well as the travel industry. Let me recap this for you. Fluid means in a constant state of change or flux. Pivot refers to the ability to change direction, usually very quickly and mitigate is the ability to lessen the effects of Covid-19 and to actually avoid it if possible. Cruise Lines are changing schedules constantly and have been ceasing operations in 30 day periods. They are offering guests affected by cancelations the choice of a refund or a Future Cruise Credit of 125% (in most cases but not all). It is a very "fluid" situation and I recommend you call me with your individual concerns. For the most part, you need to use these vouchers for travel by December 31, 2022. It is all very confusing!
  • Airlines are another story. They are not very up front about refunds and must be dealt with on a case by case basis. The ability to use the funds by a certain date without change fees is more common. You will have to pay any difference in price.
  • Allianz Travel Protection: travel insurance companies are exempt from paying claims due to a pandemic. However, if you do not travel and have purchased Allianz, we can change dates or reuse it up to 770 days from date of purchase. Again, please contact me for clarification.
  • The entire industry is trying to pivot and mitigate losses from this unfortunate and devastating situation. Everyone is trying to figure out how to best move forward in this strange new world we are living in. I believe they will and I cannot wait to travel again.
  • We will navigate the system and will get through it TOGETHER.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
Yes, We Will All Travel Again &
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Trip Updates for 2020 & 2021....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

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
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.
We have reserved group space on the newly revitalized Oasis of The Seas for January 31, 2021. 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.


WE ARE RETURNING TO ALASKA June 5 - 12, 2021!!!

Alaska Cruise Season 2021 is already selling out so call NOW to sign up for this amazing cruise.
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. RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN SO CALL FOR BEST AVAILABILITY

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Israel May 2021
This trip has been rescheduled to spring, May 10 - 22, 2021. We have one double occupancy accessible room available. Please call if interested.

The Blue Lagoon_ Iceland.
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 2021-2022

We are 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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Sending a Huge Shout Out to all who serve our country, past and present. Thank you for your commitment to our welfare and well being and for putting your lives on the line to protect ours. May you all be safe as well as we stop to pay tribute to your efforts on Memorial Day and always.
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Many of you have met my niece, Rachel Part, on prior trips where she traveled with me and assisted with our groups. Please join me in congratulating her on achieving a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Higher Education.
I was honored to view and listen to Rachel defend her dissertation on May 15. She did an outstanding job even though I barely understood the title! I am so very proud of her and look forward to more travels with Rachel in the future including our London & Paris adventure.

Don't be afraid to make travel plans now for later. Demand is anticipated to be much greater than supply going forward into 2021 and beyond. Cruise lines and land vendors have excellent policies in place to protect your investment. Please contact me to discuss your options.
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!
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.
Due to Corona Virus, the New York Metro Abilities Expo in Edison, NJ has been postponed to mid August. The Chicago Abilities Expo has just been canceled for 2020 as Illinois will not allow these events at this time. We will continue to update you as we receive information. Easy Access Travel will not be participating in New York Metro or Houston in 2020.
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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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