A travel journalist for 45 years, Candy has covered accessible travel for slow walkers and wheelchair-users exclusively for the past 27 years. She’s the founding editor of Emerging Horizons (www.EmergingHorizons.com), and the author of 18 accessible travel guidebooks, including her popular national park series.
Candy’s work can also be found in disability-related magazines, mainstream publications and websites. She blogs regularly about accessible travel news, resources and industry updates on her Barrier-Free Travels blog at www.BarrierFreeTravels.com. As a staunch advocate for improved accessibility, Candy also addresses accessible travel topics at conferences and conventions.
A lifelong resident of the California Sierras, Candy now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her travel photographer husband, after the Creek Fire destroyed their California home in 2020.