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Candy B. Harrington

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Known as the guru of accessible travel, Candy Harrington has covered this niche exclusively for the past 15 years. She’s the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of several accessible travel titles, including the classic, Barrier Free Travel; A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. Harrington’s second book, There Is Room at the Inn; Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, is the first guidebook devoted entirely to accessible inns and B&Bs; while her third title 101 Accessible Vacations; Travel ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, is billed as an accessible vacation idea book Candy is also a contributing author to Kids On Wheels, a resource guide for wheelchair-using kids and their parents. Candy’s work can be found in disability-related magazines including New Mobility, PN, Ability, Momentum, SCI Life, Kids on Wheels, Active Living, Abilities and Arthritis Today ; as well as mainstream publications from the Dallas Morning News to Transitions Abroad and niche titles such as Wheelin’ Sportsman and Stroke Smart. She’s the resident expert on accessible travel for TravelAge West and provides regular content for websites such as Disaboom, BootsnAll and Move Over MS. Harrington also pens consumer-focused accessible travel columns for Special Living, Chloe, Frommers.com and Peter Greenberg.com. Tape measure in hand, Candy hits the road often, in search of new accessible travel options. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel news, resources and industry updates on her Barrier Free Travels blog at www.BarrierFreeTravels.com. Candy’s professional memberships include the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She resides in Northern California with her travel photographer husband.