Grand Bohemian Hotel

In Tomorrow's Journey, Travel by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando, Florida is a perfect example of how a luxury hotel balances out its weaknesses with its strengths. It is a AAA Four Diamond hotel. Unfortunately, it earned mixed reviews with me. The art gallery is small and quaint. I don’t know why but I was expecting something GRAND. The lobby is not very large …

My Voyage Down Under

In Tomorrow's Journey, Travel by Sean Dineen0 Comments

It was my joy and my honor to spend two happy weeks in Australia in August 2006. This voyage was a combination vacation and beginning research trip for my doctorial dissertation on guerrilla warfare. I was accompanied by two dear friends, the director of theatre in Motion, Ms. Leslie Feneli, and her daughter a promising artist, Ms. Hannah Feneli. This …

Disabled Youths Can Travel To Costa Rica

In Tomorrow's Journey, Travel by Our Readers0 Comments

Explore Costa Rica with 12 other emerging leaders with and without disabilities! Participate in an exciting cross-cultural and cross-disability exchange program! Become an ambassador of disability pride by sharing cross-cultural disability perspectives with members of the local community! Develop leadership skills, build self-confidence, make friends, and learn Spanish! ach department phone Experience Costa Rican culture, food and customs by living …

Ciao! Italia!

In Around the World with Jules, Travel by Scott Rains0 Comments

How does someone who has written more than 50 articles on travel and disability plan his own vacation? Probably just like you do – talking to people he trusts and dreaming. Eric Lipp, founder of the Open Doors organization, studies that organization’s regular surveys of US travelers with disabilities. His 2002 survey revealed that, as a group, we are diligent …

A Place Called Numbi

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion, Travel by Marelise Prinsloo0 Comments

Many, many miles from here there is a place called magic-land. It’s not a place I’ve ever seen before, my sisters only told me about it. When we were all young they went there with my father and brought back many things. In my mind, I imagined a wonderful place, as magical as a 5 year old can make it. …

Accessible Transportation That’s Affordable?

In Features, Roving Rose, Travel by Rosemary Musachio0 Comments

Accessible, affordable land transportation for persons with disabilities? It sounds like science fiction. Although noticeable efforts have been made in the private and public sectors concerning the issues, riders with disabilities still face obstacles getting from Point A to Point B. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has forced public buses to install folding ramps and lifts so individuals in …

To Be Disabled or Not

In Features, Roving Rose, Travel by Rosemary Musachio0 Comments

To be disabled or not? That is the Roving Rose Knows question. Because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it seems that everyone wants to be disabled so they can get privileges or benefits. While this may embrace having a disability, it may also belittle the rights of those disabled individuals who really need some sort of accommodation. Take the …

Airline Accessibility Keeps Us Grounded

In Features, Roving Rose, Travel by Rosemary Musachio0 Comments

With 75% of the 50 million Americans with disabilities flying each year, air carriers should offer the best services to this lucrative consumer group. The Department of Transportation (DOT) established the Air Carrier Access Rules as a result of Congress passing the Air Carrier Access Act in 1980. These regulations are supposed to help prevent discrimination against disabled passengers while …

Telecommuting On the Rise

In Features, Roving Rose, Travel by Rosemary Musachio0 Comments

Telecommuting has become a cost-effective, convenient, and safe alternative to the typical 9-to-5-office job. This employment option allows employees to work from home and dispatch their work via email, telephone, fax, or courier. Telecommuting is becoming the golden access key to the working world, especially in the special needs community. An article published by the White House titled “Fulfilling America’s …