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"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)
from "Walden" Chapter 18

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)
from "Walden" Chapter 18


About Accessible Journeys
Making the World More Accessible, since 1985

For modern Travelers With Wheels© who want an accessible lifestyle on vacation, Accessible Journeys is the best of all possibilities for accessible travel.

For the past 32 years, Accessible Journeys has been devoted to making the world more accessible for wheelchair travelers by creating elite, exciting and rewarding wheelchair accessible travel programs around the globe.

howard McCoy RN
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We have pioneered accessible tours to many destinations and we maintain a global alliance of hand-picked tour operators, receptive agents, hoteliers, guiding services, transportation and equipment companies, who specialize in wheelchair accessible travel at the wholesale level (Access-Network).

Our success comes from not failing to follow our hopes and dreams, and by creating principles on our journey that we could depend upon:

Vacations are an investment. Our client's are investing their time, their money and themselves in their vacation as we too must invest ourselves in their project, the interest's and their expectations. It is our responsibly to manage their investment, safeguard their interests and maximize their vacation experience.

The ability to make our vacation dreams come true is a human trait. We believe everyone has the right to experience as much of their vacation dream as they desire. Accessible Journeys exists to pursue dreams in a world that's not flat.

Access is different in different parts of the world. Our goal is barrier free travel every time! When barrier free travel is not available, travelers with wheels have the right to Overseas Travel Without Surprises© and to decide their own participation based on accurate information.

Your vacation experience is about you. Vacations are a remarkably personal expression of your pursuit of happiness and they are about much more that access alone. In turn our service must be about much more that access. We see our responsibilities as client preparedness, logistics, safety & security, equipment, foreign money, communication, preserving memories and directing a safe return home.

Know your strengths and your limitations. Our expertise is our ability to create extraordinary vacation experiences for extraordinary travelers. We can so dramatically increase our clients' likelihood of an extraordinary vacation success by providing and orchestrating all of the components of every vacation, that we decline to provide parts of vacations or service segments for vacations we can not control. In turn, the limit of our ability to assist do-it-yourselfers with their accessible vacation plans are the free resources that we make available within our website.


Thousands of wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends have depended on Accessible Journeys for unparalleled travel experiences for recreational, cultural and educational pursuits. We hope you will also consider us when choosing your accessible travel provider.

We are members of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), SATH (Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality), FfIT (Federation for Integrated Travel) and

We have received the special achievement award during National Rehabilitation Week and Newsweek, Fortune Magazine, Modern Maturity, Worth Magazine, Conde Nast, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fodors travel books have each featured Accessible Journeys for accessible travel.

Our growth has come from the hopes and dreams of travelers with Wheels and from visitors like you. We hope you enjoy our website and our services for Travelers With Wheels©. Travel safe & travel well.

Sincerely yours,
Howard J. McCoy, III, RN
Accessible Journeys, Inc.

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Howard J. McCoy, III, RN



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