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Chicago Cityscape
Photo by: Nate Brelsford (Stock Exchange)

Hello, everybody! After taking a tour through the Disabled Travelers archives, I realized that one of our best-received recent articles was Disabled Access: Chicago. Now, I don’t usually do this, but since so many folks are queuing up to head to the Windy City and want more info about it, I thought I’d give the city a second look. Definitely read the original post for some great access guides, but in this post we’ll be going a bit deeper and searching out wheelchair accessible hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Let’s go!


‘Travelers with Purpose’ Photo Contest 2008

Showcasing positive images of and by people with disabilities participating in international educational exchange programs around the world.

Travelers with Purpose

1st: Wheeled Backpack with Docking Daypack from Destinations- The Travel Store
2nd: $100 American Airlines Travel Gift Certificate
3rd: Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door Travel Publications
Other Prizes: Mobility International USA’s Survival Strategies for Going Abroad: A Guide for People with Disabilities publication and Mobility International USA T-shirts.

The first place photograph will be featured on the cover of our full-color calendar and on a screensaver. Second and third place photos, along with ten honorable mention photos, will be featured in the calendar and screensaver. All contest entrants whose photographs are chosen for the calendar will receive a copy of the calendar and screensaver.

For contest rules and guidelines visit:

Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2008

For more information on how people with disabilities can participate in all types of international exchange programs, contact:
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Tel/TTY: (541) 343-1284
Fax: (541) 343-6812

I wanted to let everyone know about a new tour operator that is now listed on The company is Christianakis Travel LTD and they specialize in accessible travel all around Greece.Here are the services they provide:
Hotel Packages for all the Greek Islands, Ship Tickets, Air Tickets, Transfers, Luxurious Coach Rentals, Car Rentals, Dinner Shows with Transportation from-and-to hotel, Ski Programs, Cruises, Weddingmoons, Travel Insurance, Maps and Travel Guide

If you are a looking for an accessible tour operator in or around Greece please visit there site for more information –

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Thank you to GoAfricaSafaris & Travel for sending me the pictures below. Please see their website for more information on what they have to offer travelers looking for a real adventure!

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