About the Author
Candy B. Harrington
As a travel writer for over 20 years, Candy Harrington had an epiphany back in 1996. “I was tired of writing fluff,” she recalls. “After all who really cares about thread count anyway?” A friend suggested that she cover accessible travel — which was a truly underserved niche back then — and Candy took that suggestion and ran with it.
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, and is the author of a sizable library of accessible travel titles. She’s also a frequent speaker about accessible travel issues, and maintains her popular Barrier-Free Travels Blog at www.barrierfreetravels.com. And when she and Charles aren’t on the road ferreting out new accessible travel finds, they both enjoy the peace and quiet of their mountain home in the California Sierras.