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July did not start out as planned. I should have been in Chicago at the Abilities Expo but instead I was at Baylor Rehabilitation Institute recovering from hip replacement surgery. No fireworks for me this year!

Steve and his daughter, Sarah, did an outstanding job manning the booth. Steve presented the Travel Workshop on Friday and Saturday and had rave reviews for the information and the comedic twist! He gets lots more laughs than I do. Many thanks to Michelle Pharr from Royal Caribbean who came to Chicago to learn about travel for the disabled and to lend a helping hand which was greatly appreciated in light of the record crowds. We have had an incredible response from this show and hope to see many of you on future trips. Thanks to all for stopping by!

UPDATE...DEB’S MEDICAL NEWS! I've been home for two weeks and keeping very busy with work and finalizing all the plans for our Alaska Cruise August 4. Doctor gave me clearance to go as long as I keep following the hip precautions and don't overdo. Never sure what that means! I'm definitely on the mend and healing well and looking forward to picking up some speed!
What's Next ???
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Alaska cruise on NCL Bliss is just around the corner. There will be 55 of us sailing round-trip Seattle on a brand spanking new ship. I'm very excited to be introducing the world of cruising to many of our participants. Twenty of us will enjoy three nights pre-cruise at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Seattle. Lots of sightseeing is planned as well as getting to know each other.
Trip Updates for 2018 & 2019....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

We still have good availability for our New Year's Eve Cruise on RCCL's Liberty of The Seas, round-trip Galveston, Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019. I can't wait to celebrate New Year's Eve with YOU! This cruise visits Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Jamaica.

Accessible Seas 2019 is a Western Caribbean Cruise on RCCL's Harmony of The Seas, January 27 - February 2, 2019. We will visit Labadee, Cozumel and Falmouth (Jamaica). If you love the mega ships, this one's for you! We have an excellent selection of accessible staterooms including doubles, triples and quads. Full Boadway Production of GREASE! Our cruises sell out quickly so don't be left sitting on the dock!
Our 2019 European Adventure, June 14 - 26, on Celebrity Reflection from Dublin to Amsterdam is almost sold out. I have two Sky Suites, one balcony and one inside available. Call to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations. We will offer accessible shore excursions as well as a pre-cruise stay in Dublin and post-cruise stay in Amsterdam.

Our friends in Western Washington state are doing an Alaska Cruise on RCCL's Ovation of The Seas August 23, 2019. This is for their Ataxia Support Group and is currently open to all with Ataxia. Please call if interested in getting more information.
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We are also taking reservations for our amazing New Zealand land trip, March 28 - April 16, 2019. See both North and South Islands and be charmed by the nicest people you will ever meet. ONLY 1 SPACE REMAINS!!!

Hawaiian Island Cruise is being offered once again on NCL Pride of America. Sailing round-trip Honolulu October 26 - November 2, 2019. Details are now on our web site. We have balcony, suite and inside staterooms. We will offer three nights pre-cruise stay in Honolulu. Come experience the Aloha Spirit with us.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
PACKING TIPS
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Thought I'd share my favorite packing tip with all of you...PACKING CUBES!

I love packing cubes because they keep me super organized, make it easy to find what I need and keep my clothes wrinkle free. When you arrive at your destination just pull out the cubes and place on a shelf or in a drawer and you're good to go!

Sets of packing cubes in various sizes are very affordable and worth every cent. My favorite website to purchase them on is EBags. I also buy luggage on this site.

Packing for two? Use one color for you and another color for the other person. For more information
Planning Ahead
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At Easy Access Travel we are always planning ahead and giving serious thought to where we should go next. Did you know that the two critical factors in choosing a destination are securing enough availability of ADA Accessible Accommodations and access to proper vehicles with ramps and/or lifts and tie downs?

As you can imagine, this is why planning land trips can be so daunting. Likewise, this is why cruises are so popular because cruise ships have gotten very good about having proper facilities for travelers with disabilities.

So, that said, we are planning ahead and thinking about some U.S. destinations to take you to. Please let us know if you're interested in visiting our nation's capital in 2020.
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.
Accessible South Africa
A lot of people were disappointed when our trip to South Africa sold out so quickly. We are seriously considering another trip in 2019.

We will only have space for 10 participants so please contact us to be placed on the interest list.

Once we have enough names, we will firm up dates, itinerary and pricing.
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.

Sincerely,

Debra Kerper 
(951) 202 2208 
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007
1-800-920-8989