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February 2015
Winter landscape,branches form a heart-shaped pattern
February is the month of love, hearts, flowers and, for most of you, way too much snow.  We even had three inches of the white stuff in Dallas!  I know most of you are dreaming of sunshine, warm weather and sandy beaches because I cannot keep up with all the requests saying, "Just get me out of here"!  I'm trying my best and thank you for your business.  There are great deals to be had out there and I am ready to find them for you.  In the meantime, be safe and stay warm....spring comes every year and will be here soon.

photo of attractive brunette woman packs her clothes.
I'm always being asked for "packing tips" so I thought I would share a few with you.  First, remember the word KISS....Keep It Simple.  Trust me when I say you will not wear many of the items you have packed.  I have two packing models that I follow:  one for cruises and one for city stays and European trips with the later being much easier to pack for. Cruises require more effort and more clothes because you are participating in lots of different activities during the day that may need various clothing and equipment.  We all like to look nice for dinner so we dress up a little each evening.  That said, the general atmosphere on cruise ships these days does lean towards more casual than days of old when evening gowns and tuxedos were the norm.  Do you even own one of these?  Not in our closets! 
So, bathing suits and cover-ups, a couple pair of shorts or crops and a few t-shirts for during the day.  Add comfortable walking shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen and a light sweater and your cruise days are covered.  A couple of sundresses for evening or, in my case, two pair of black pants and a couple of tops.  A little bit of jewelry and one or two scarves changes the look so items can do double duty.  Men can stick to two pair of khakis and sport shirts.  Add a sports jacket and a tie and you are ready for formal night.  I try to pick two colors for each trip and work around that color palette by adding accessories.  This goes a long way in minimizing the number of shoes you have to pack which adds bulk and weight.  Be sure to leave room in your suitcase for those absolutely, "got to have it", souvenirs! 
Regarding city stays and Europe....don't look like a tourist.  If you want to fit in and not call attention to yourself, basic black is the way to go.  In warmer climates, stick with neutrals like khaki, minimal jewelry and, for the ladies, small cross body bags.  No fanny packs.  Wear one of those and you might as well wear a sign saying Pick My Pocket! 
Pack clothes that require minimum care, roll if you can as that will take up less room.  To prevent wrinkles, use dry cleaner's plastic and tissue paper.  Both work wonders. 
Make a list before you pack so you don't forget anything.  Happy packing and have a great trip!

Full open suitcase on tropical beach background
Family Vacations

Are you thinking about a family vacation during your children's school break in 2015?  Don't wait as all of these dates sell out very quickly.  This includes cruises, land destinations and airline flights.  Don't be us to book your holiday trips now.  We are happy to help make your travel dreams come true.


Need a scooter, wheelchair, O2, or anything else for your next cruise?  Let us make arrangements for you with Special Needs at Sea.

Remember to Make Travel Easier when you take your next trip.


Easy Access Travel is available to speak to your organization or support group if geographically feasible.  Please contact us for more information.  



Debra Kerper

Easy Access Travel

Cruise Planners/American Express Franchise Owner

[email protected]




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It's Almost Time!


We are headed to Los Angeles!!! 


For those of you who have never visited an Abilities Expo, they are three day events held in major metropolitan areas across the country.  They are a huge marketplace for any type of product or service that can enhance the lives of people living with special needs of all kinds.  

We will see you in Los Angeles March 6,7,8, 2015, LA Convention Center, Booth 724.

Travel Talk Saturday, March 7 at 1:00pm. 

Complete details at

We look forward to meeting you!





(We do individual and group travel planning)

Group Space is selling quickly.  Don't miss your opportunity to travel with some wonderful people.

We are offering some incredible Group Travel opportunities and invite you, your families & your friends to join us on one or all of these trips.  All of our trips are mostly accessible and geared to those with mobility limitations.  All are welcome to travel with us.


Amputee Coalition Travel Adventures 
7 Night Alaska Cruise Tour.
Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver, B.C.

June 5 - June 12, 2015, call for info.


Canada/New England Cruise 

Nine Nights 

RT Cape Liberty (Bayonne, NJ)

Aug 27-Sep 5, 2015

RCCL's Liberty of the Seas

Complete info here... 


Sep. 26-Oct. 3, 2015

Oasis of the Seas

Accessible Seas II! Open to all with Spina Bifida and all physical limitations, friends & families...


Complete Info Here.... 



Nov. 4 - 16, 2015

Fully Accessible Land Trip, Multi-Cultural

Itinerary & Price Here..... 


American Queen

Mississippi River Cruise

December 12-20, 2015

New Orleans to Memphis

Read all about this adventure here...  


Now taking reservations for Accessible Anthem 2016!

More info and registration details here... 


Don't miss the boat or the tour with these incredible groups!

For information on all trips go to 
and click on Group Trips. 



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