Candy Harrington

Accessible travel journalist Candy Harrington

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. Candy’s work can also be found in disability-related magazines, mainstream publications and websites. Tape measure in hand, Candy hits the road often, in search of new accessible travel options. Her newest accessible travel title 22 Accessible Road Trips; Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers will be available in the summer of 2012.  Candy Harrington also blogs regularly about accessible travel news, resources and industry updates on her Barrier Free Travels blog .

Although she knew absolutely nothing about accessible travel or even disability in the beginning, as a journalist Candy Harrington knew how to research, interview and write, so that’s exactly what she did. Shortly thereafter she founded Emerging Horizons — a travel resource for wheelchair-users and slow walkers — with her husband and photographer Charles Pannell. Today Harrington has thousands of accessible travel bylines to her credit, is the author of a sizable library of accessible travel titles, and continues to maintain the advertising-free Emerging Horizons website.

Radio Shows featuring Candy Harrington

FilmAid International | Accessible Travel on the Beach. Photo: Terry Ross

FilmAid International, Mystery at Sea & Accessible Travel Tips

Award-winning World Footprints goes exploring through the lens of a film maker who is bringing hope to millions, a cruise ship doctor turned novelist, and a barrier-free travel writer. Communities in crisis need knowledge and empowerment and award-winning FilmAid International provides both to millions of people suffering the effects of … Read more  

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