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Accessible San Diego Guide to the City for Those With Disabilities While the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act initially focused on curb cuts, accessible parking and grab bars, it’s evolved to ensure that accessible vacation options are readily available for those with limited or no mobility. I’ve chosen to focus this blog on

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Summer Travel to California: What You Need to Know No matter where you travel in the U.S. during the summer, the weather is typically going to be warm, even hot. Throw in some sunshine and a body of water in which to take a plunge, and you have most people’s idea of nirvana. My adopted

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY 18:  A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener stands at Fort Lauderdale International Airport May 18, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The TSA is trying to assess the correct number of screeners for the 445 commercial airports for the busy summer travel season. U.S. air carriers expect 65 million passengers in each summer month, a 12 percent increase per month over last summer.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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TSA Pre✓™: Is It Worth It? Most people understand that the enhanced security measures put in place post-9/11 are necessary—even if they are a bit cumbersome. You know the drill: take off your shoes and coat (and maybe your belt), place your laptop in its own bin; and remove your “toiletry baggie” (liquid items of

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One of the things I love about staying in a hotel is the fact that I’m not responsible for cleaning anything. However, that means someone else is tasked with cleaning duties, and has been shown numerous times in undercover investigations and news reports, those folks may not be doing a superlative job. It’s easy enough

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This is the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, begun in 1970 with strong public and bipartisan government support. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts during the Nixon administration. People and governments seem more

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I would like to offer you a little glimpse behind the scenes of Rx: The Freedom to Travel. There is a team of us working to support this wonderful product and program. My name is Karen and I am inspired to share with you because Rx: The Freedom to Travel speaks to me, both because

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Do You Have A Medical Condition? Travel With The Right Words We’ve all seen travel commercials that show coeds in perfect health frolicking in Cancun during spring break. However, most of us are a little less carefree and a little more fragile. Chances are, if you’ve made it to adulthood you have at least one

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It’s Spring or at least it is here in the Southwest… I know we get our seasons a bit confused but we don’t mind! The sun is shining and picnics, zoo trips and road trips are sure to be on the agenda. It’s also festival season. Almost every weekend there is an art festival or

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7 Ways to Cope with Travel Anxiety Some people are born to be globetrotting free spirits. But not all of us feel carefree and relaxed when we go on a trip. Travel anxiety is very common. After all, we’re creatures of habit. When we’re separated from our normal environment, we tend to get a little

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Mobility Travel Tips For Arthritis Sufferers One of the really frustrating things about arthritis is that it gives you good days and bad days. Sometimes, just getting out of bed is a long, groan inducing process. Other times, you feel OK – and may not realize you are “overdoing it” at favorite activities until the