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This week on the Traveln On Radio Show, Craig Kennedy, co-founder of Access Anything, a nationally recognized leader in adaptive sports and adventure travel for people with disabilities, will join the show to talk about their upcoming events. Then Traveln On correspondent Cynthia Dial talks about her recent trip to Palm Desert and the upcoming Bob Hope Golf Classic in Palm Desert and the historic La Quinta resort.
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Adventurous Travel for the Disabled!
Craig and Andy Kennedy explain the mission of Access Anything, which helps disabled people live life to the fullest and why they co-founded it. Many travel business are finding that working with disabled travelers is not only rewarding but also profitable. They also have written guidebooks to help disabled people learn about destinations that cater to them.
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Skiing Event Coming Up
Craig talks Legends of the Deep Powder Invitational, which is meant to show the world what disabled skiers can do! He also explained what able-bodied skiers get out of it, by volunteering to help with the event.
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Bob Hope Golf Classic
Traveln On correspondent Cynthia Dial talks about her recent trip to Palm Desert and the upcoming Bob Hope Golf Classic in Palm Desert, which this year celebrates its Silver Anniversary. Among the celebrities this year, Alice cooper, Yoga Berra, former VP Dan Quayle and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder
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Historic La Quinta Resort
Cynthia talks about the challenging nature of the course for the Bob Hope Classic and the wonderful January weather in Palm Desert. She also talks about the five beautiful courses available at the historic La Quinta resort, which is not far from Palm Desert.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Cynthia Dial
Author of non-fiction book entitled Teach Yourself Travel Writing, which is published by Hodder Headline Plc., London, England, and has worldwide distribution. U.S. distributor is McGraw-Hill Companies. Book is in its second printing.

Freelance travel writer/photographer. Outlets include national and international newspapers and magazines such as TIME Asia, TIME Europe, Shape, Fit, Fit Yoga, Radisson International’s Voyageur, the exclusive regional (Southern California’s Orange County) Orange Coast, the Wellness File and author of a monthly column, Shopping Trips for the Toronto Star newspaper (Canada’s largest daily). Contributing editor for Imagine Travel, the e-zine for www.tnnworld.com. Columnist and contributor to World Golfer and Travelling Golfer, U.K. magazines.

Contributing editor for Coastal Communications (Corporate & Incentive Travel, Insurance Meetings Management and Insurance Meetings & Incentives magazines) from 1993 to 2001. Responsibility included approximately 24 annual travel-related articles.

Former San Diego correspondent for TravelAge West magazine, the unofficial “bible” to the nation’s travel agents.


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Craig Kennedy
Craig Kennedy is professional speaker, published author, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) consultant, and President of Access Anything dba CK Consulting, LLC, a nationally recognized leader in adaptive recreation and travel for people with disabilities. Kennedy was raised an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY and moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1994, where a skiing accident left him paralyzed two years later. He has worked in the travel and tourism industry for almost twenty years and has a unique insight into the world of living with a disability. Craig and his wife Andrea have published two books, Access Anything: Colorado, Adventuring with Disabilities (Fulcrum Press 2005) and Access Anything: I Can Do That! (Outskirts Press, 2007), and continue to do freelance writing for several disability publications. Craig is also a nationally recognized speaker, having delivered motivational talks to the likes of the Boeing Company, and continues to consult nationwide on current accessibility issues as well as marketing to people with disabilities. When he is not working you can find Craig mono-skiing, hand cycling, or anything outdoors.

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Andrea Kennedy
Andy Kennedy is a published author, freelance writer, travel expert, and Director of Operations and co-founder of Access Anything, a nationally recognized leader in adaptive sports and adventure travel for people with disabilities. Access Anything specializes in marketing and education for all aspects of disability travel including recreation, adventure, eco travel, and ADA rights and interpretation, and consults with businesses in resort settings to help them realize their growth potential with respect to people with disabilities, who represent the fastest growing and largest untapped tourism market in the world today. Andy has over ten years of experience as a travel agent and freelance travel writer and photographer, with a BA in Visual Arts and Photography, and an AA in Travel Writing and Photography. Andy began writing travel guidebooks for people with disabilities in 2003 with her husband and travel partner, Craig, and they have since published two guidebooks in the Access Anything series. In addition, Andy has written for Action Magazine, Active Living Magazine, Exceptional Parent Magazine, Palaestra Magazine, Sports N Spokes Magazine, Steamboat Magazine, Venture Travel Magazine and Wheelin’ Sportsman Magazine. She has also worn many hats at the Local Newspaper in Steamboat Springs Colorado, from freelance writer and columnist to editor.With goals to help expand the disability travel market, Andy and Craig also hope to break down barriers while educating and spreading awareness of the growing need for better accessibility, and to help create a world that is designed with all people in mind. Andy lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband Craig, a motivational speaker and her partner at Access Anything.