Candy Harrington

Known as the guru of accessible travel, Candy Harrington has covered this niche exclusively for the past 16 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.

Harrington’s second book, There Is Room at the Inn; Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, is the first guidebook devoted entirely to accessible inns and B&Bs; while her third title 101 Accessible Vacations; Travel ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, is billed as an accessible vacation idea book.

Her latest accessible travel title, 22 Accessible Road Trips; Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is billed as the world’s first inclusive road trip book, with information about wheelchair-accessible sites, lodging options, trails, attractions and restaurants along the 22 routes across the US.

Candy is also a contributing author to Kids On Wheels, a resource guide for wheelchair-using kids and their parents.

Her next title, Eating Well on the Road; A Travel Writer's Strategy for Weight Loss, Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Changes will be released in early 2013.

Candy’s work can be found in disability-related magazines including New Mobility, PN, Ability, Momentum, SCI Life, Kids on Wheels, Active Living, Abilities and Arthritis Today; as well as mainstream publications like the Dallas Morning News and niche titles such as Wheelin’ Sportsman and Stroke Smart. Harrington also pens consumer-focused accessible travel columns for and Special Living.

Tape measure in hand, Candy hits the road often, in search of new accessible travel options. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel news, resources and industry updates on her Barrier Free Travels blog at

Candy’s professional memberships include the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

She resides in Northern California with her travel photographer husband.

Cover of Barrier-Free Travel

Books by Candy Harrington