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Wheelchair accessible Tulip festival!

It’s worth the drive west of Portland to Woodburn to see the Wooden Shoe Tulip festival. It’s wheelchair accessible rolling along the edge of the fields, although a bit bumpy. Arts and crafts booths, food vendors, hot air balloons and tram rides are all part of the...

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Germany & Austria: Lessons Learned

First thing, if I were to go again, I would purchase a euro key so I could use the disabled public restrooms. Most of them in town squares and at highway rest stops  were locked throughout Germany and Austria  and you couldn’t use them unless you have the euro key, Or...

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Killarney, Ireland: Kerry & Dingle

Two beautiful all day tours with Deros Tours that I recommend as many stops are completely accessible if you can get yourself up a few steps onto the bus.  I loved the  shepherd dog demonstration  in the beautiful green hills, The gorgeous pastureland and stone huts...

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Cork, Ireland and Blarney

In Cork, we had a wonderful evening   At Oliver Plunketts bar and Grill where there was live traditional Irish  music and dancing. We wandered around the English market which was full of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables and some artisan products. I loved shopping at...

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Hello Ireland—Dublin to Belfast

I I am having coffee and cake in the home of Charlie Bell, our wonderful cab driver, who drove us all around Carrick Fergus and IslandMcGee, N. Ireland. Beautiful scenery, lovely people on this ancestry tour with my friend, Diane. Charlie’s Tsxis treated us so well—I...

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Heidelberg– our last day in Germany!

Our last day in Germany, we went to the charming university town of Heidelberg. It was hilly but the main plaza was very wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible restrooms were at the visitors center. They had great little gift stores around the plaza, many of...

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Nuremberg, Germany

We went through the documentation center  located where the Nuremberg rallies were held. It was very wheelchair accessible but dark and hard for me to see. It was very worthwhile anyway because it was so complete and educational And the auditory guide was great. We...

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Vienna—music, culture, history

Our days in Vienna were amazing. We went to a concert at  Musikverein, a concert hall built in the 1800s that has incredible acoustics. It’s just beautiful architecture as well. Then we went on the hop on hop off bus to Schonbrunn , which was the summer palace of the...

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Beautiful Salzburg, Austria and Eaglesnest

We made our way on the public buses from our hotel to old University Plaza, Mozart plaza and Residence Plaza. Lots of beautiful old buildings in the area (One date we saw  on a monastery  was 1523) and wheeling was mostly easy. I was surprised because I thought...

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