Ripon, CA, November 19, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Accessible travel received an uptick in mainstream recognition, when Candy Harrington’s barrier-free travel guidebook won top honors at the 2016 Lowell Thomas Awards in Wenzhou, China last month. Resting Easy in the US; Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers competed alongside mainstream travel titles in this Society of American Travel Writers competition, and came away with a bronze award in the Best Travel Guidebook category.
Known as the most prestigious award in travel journalism, the 2016 Lowell Thomas competition drew 1,307 entries, and awarded nearly $20,000 in prize money.
“I’m thrilled to receive this award,” says Harrington, “as it validates my 20-plus years of work in the accessible travel field. It also helps put accessible travel firmly on the map, and in the eyes of mainstream tourism professionals.”
Resting Easy in the US; Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers features detailed access reviews and photographs of over 90 properties across the US -- including B&Bs, guest ranches, lakeside cottages, boutique hotels, rustic cabins and even deluxe yurts.
“Accessible travel has come a long way over the years, and I’m proud to have been able to cover that transition,” says Harrington.
Known as the guru of accessible travel, Candy Harrington is the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of 10 accessible travel titles, including the classic, Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel issues at www.BarrierFreeTravels.com.
Resting Easy in the US; Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers ($15.95, 395 pages, 6 X 9 paperback, ISBN 978-0692430576; $15.95) is available at www.RestingEZ.com.