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September 2016
Welcome Fall & Cooler Days
I'm always anxious for the hot days of summer to end and look forward to cooler days and evenings and the leaves changing color.  Autumn is always a little hectic with school back in session and all of the associated activities. The onset of the holiday season also adds to increased stress as we go from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year's.  Whew!!! Got tired just thinking about all this.
Don't forget to take out some time for a good book, enjoy a movie and PLAN NOW for your holiday vacations.
Easy Access Travel is back from an amazing adventure to Europe!

We did it!!!! We had a group of 41 including 20 people using wheelchairs and scooters who traveled with us to Barcelona and then boarded RCCL's newest and largest ship, Harmony of the Seas.  This was definitely a Travel Adventure!  Barcelona is a lovely city with better accessibility than most European cities. We enjoyed lovely weather and had a comprehensive tour of Barcelona as well as a trip to Montserrat.  
The Harmony of the Seas was an amazing ship but there was not enough time to experience all that she offered.  Our itinerary was jam packed with ports including Palma de Majorca, Rome, Marseilles (Arles) and Naples.  Due to an unfortunate incident during a crew drill, we were not able to go to Florence.  Everyone was quite understanding and enjoyed an unplanned day at sea.
As always, we had a very cohesive and enjoyable group of people traveling with us and made many memories together.

My husband, Steve Kerper, who has taught many of you how to order dinner on cruise ships, has written his thoughts on this trip.  Please read his complete report by clicking here.... I promise a few laughs will be had!

Alaska is Calling...

Alaska cruises and land/cruise combinations are the most accessible vacations we offer.  An accessible adventure is guaranteed and we want you to experience all of the magnificent sights that Alaska has to offer.  You can enjoy whale watching, dog sledding, helicopter rides (even a helicopter with a lift), train rides and much, much more. Do a seven night inside passage cruise or add a land package and see Denali National Park, Fairbanks, the Alaska Pipe Line, Anchorage with it's Alaskan Heritage Museum and more.
Now is the time to plan this adventure of a lifetime for summer of 2017.  You'll be glad you did!
Brown Bear Walking Across Brooks River Alaska
Americans with Disabilities Act

Everyone is always talking about the ADA.  Do you really know what this is?  Do you understand what it provides?
Here is a brief recap of a law that is very important and has a significant impact on the lives of people living with a disability.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the most comprehensive law ever passed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.  The ADA enables people with disabilities to participate more fully in their communities, compete more effectively for jobs, travel more easily in their hometowns and across the nation, and gain more complete access to the goods and services that most Americans take for granted.
While many Americans have heard about the ADA, few know what this important law requires.  United Spinal Association has published a free pdf version which explains the ADA in easy to read format and answers frequently asked questions.  Visit

for a better understanding of this very important law and how it affects you.
Equal rights no discrimination and same opportunities for all women man disabled black and white solidarity discrimination of people with disability 3D, illustrationroad sign billboard.


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......
Washington DC Metro, Dulles Expo Center
December 2,3,4

Visit Us In Booth 308 and come to our Travel Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1:00pm in Workshop 1.

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)

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... 



June 12 - 21, 2017, Norwegian Getaway

Click here for more information... 



(Thinking about a second departure)

Sep. 2-15, 2017.  Very limited space.

Details here 


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


Click here for full details and information 


Planning a trip to South Africa for Spring, 2018....details next month!


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

As you know from reading this newsletter, I just returned from a fantastic trip to Europe. It was very exciting to walk to my seat on the plane and to be able to walk to the restrooms. I had my manual wheelchair with me and also used a scooter from Special Needs at Sea to get around the ship and the ports of call.  I could not have done this trip without that scooter.
I loved Harmony of the Seas and really enjoyed the very spacious accessible balcony cabin and the accessible bathroom with larger shower seat and a great drainage system.  The bathroom floor never got wet!  It was so much fun to see the Broadway Production of Grease and lots of other awesome entertainment.

So, now I'm having a little setback....slight opening in my incision line.  Back to wound care and antibiotics and back in the wheelchair.  I just took delivery of my new TiLite custom chair and it's Cruise Planners Green!  Off to Phoenix next week for the American Express Travel Forum at the Arizona Biltmore.  Flying and traveling by myself for the first time since surgery.  A little apprehensive but know I can do this.

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.

Help support your organization while you're having a great time!


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