Thursday, September 17, 2009

FAM TRIP TO CHINA, November 10-17, 2009

For Agents who specialize in Travel for People with Disabilities Only
With Spring Tour USA in conjunction with Access Anything

NOVEMBER 10- Nov 17, 2009

  • Round Way Air from Los Angeles
  • 2 nights in Shanghai (Shanghai Huating Hotel),
  • 4 nights in Beijing (Beijing Pullman Hotel )
  • Transportation between cities
  • City Excursions and Dinner shows
  • Bi Lingual Tour Guide
Promotion price: USD$1999/per person (tax included, Visa not included)
Single room supplement: USD$355

Limit 10 persons

General queries and request for full itinerary:
Jimmy Deng
Spring Tour USA
Toll free: (800) 627-0886 Tel: 626 – 363 - 0888
Fax :(626) 642-0100

For Accessibility Questions:
Andrea Kennedy
Access Anything

ITINERARY - Click here

Introduction to the cities you are going to visit:

Beijing, Jing for short, is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications. Together with Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing and Hangzhou, Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.

As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is located in northern China, close to Tianjin Municipality and partially surrounded by Hebei Province. The city covers an area of more than 16,410 square kilometers (6336 square miles) and has a population of 14.93 million people.

Beijing is a city with four distinct seasons. Its best is late spring and autumn. But autumn is taken as the golden tourist season of the year since there is sometimes in the spring of recent years, a yellow wind. We suggest tourists visit Beijing during the months of May, September, and October when people can enjoy bright sunshine and blue skies. An abundance of international class performances are presented in May. If you like winter, you will have other chances to appreciate another landscape of Beijing. After skiing in Beihai and viewing the snowy sights on West Hill, enjoying the steaming hotpot is the best choice, which is really the fun of tour in Beijing. Please keep warm and remember to bring your down garments and sweaters when you visit Beijing in the winter.

How can one city boast so many phenomenal places? Beijing's long and illustrious history started some 500,000 years ago. It is here that the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens, Peking men, lived in caves. Records show that Beijing has been an inhabited city for more than three thousand years and has endured invasions by warlords and foreign powers, devastating fires, the rise and fall of powerful imperial dynasties and has emerged each time as a strong and vibrant city. For more than 800 years, Beijing was a capital city - from the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368) to the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. Thirty-four emperors have lived and ruled the nation in Beijing and it has been an important trading city from its earliest days.

Although now Beijing is a modern and fashionable city complete with a full 21st Century vitality, you can experience authentic Beijing life and become acquainted with 'old Beijing' by exploring its many teahouses, temple fairs, Beijing's Hutong and Courtyard and enjoy the Peking Opera. Add any or all of these to your Beijing tour and you will leave with a feeling of special appreciation in your heart for this ancient city that has truly seen it all and tells its story with matchless grace, charm and vigor.

With the biggest central square in the world - Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City that is the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, a superbly preserved section of the Great Wall,as well as the largest sacrificial complex in the world - the Temple of Heaven, Beijing attracts both domestic and foreign visitors who all come to wonder at its century-old history and unique cultural relics.

After a day's Beijing tours, nighttime can hold other surprises for you. These can vary from traditional performances such as the Beijing Opera, acrobatics and martial arts to modern ones including concerts, ballroom dancing, pubs and clubs. Each and every one has its individual enchantment for the tourist. No description of our capital city is complete without mention of the friendly people who throng the streets. Everywhere you will encounter smiling faces and a warm welcome, especially from the children who love to say 'Hello!' All these things add up to truly make your visit a cultural experience of a lifetime.

In China there is a saying that 'Xian has witnessed 2,000 of history, Beijing has witnessed 1,000 years of history while Shanghai bears witness to the last 100 years.' For anyone who is interested in the history of modern China, Shanghai serves as an ideal starting point. Regarded as the 'Oriental Pearl', the city has a unique and important place in modern China and its rich heritage is worthy of exploration.

Yesterday's Shanghai
Shanghai, Hu for short, is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, a position that led to frequently unwelcome intervention from foreigners seeking to impose their exports on the Empire during the nineteenth century. However, in the 1920s and the 1930s, Shanghai became an important international trade center. With its advantaged natural conditions, rapid development and splendid oriental culture, Shanghai was famed as the ‘Oriental Paris’ and attracted many entrepreneurs and established businesses. In addition, many foreign scientists, literary figures and artists chose to live, give lectures or just experience the Chinese charm in Shanghai. They included Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Bernard Shaw and the poet Rabindranath Tagore, to name but a few. However, by the middle of the 20th century, the glory of the city was in decline.

Today's Shanghai
Having suffered the ravages of war, turmoil and economic crisis, the fortunes of Shanghai have been revived thanks to the great Reform and Opening Up since 1978. A favorable national policy, efficient administration, regular market mechanism and a large number of talents have come together to enhance by leaps and bounds the city’s economic development in recent years.
Now over 300 of the world’s top 500 enterprises have opened branches in Shanghai, while many have their research and de Oriental Pearl TV Tower development centers or headquarters there. Pudong New Area has developed in just five years, and Lujiazui in Pudong has become one of the foremost world class financial and trade zones in Asia. Skyscrapers such as Jinmao Tower and Shanghai Global Financial Center dominate the skyline, while landmark constructions like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Pudong International Airport and Shanghai International Convention Center offer the finest and best of modern facilities.

These economic achievements are due to Shanghai’s progress in the fields of politics, finance, trade, culture, science and technology. Various important international events have held in Shanghai, including political conventions, commercial conferences, academic forums, sports events, cultural exhibitions, film festivals and fashion shows.

Shanghai’s rapid development has come as a great surprise to many in China and has international recognition. Shanghai has grown from a provincial city into an international metropolis on par with New York and Paris in just ten years. No other city in the world has done this - it is unique!

Hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world throng to Shanghai to see for themselves its great economic impulse, distinctive attractions and to savor its blend of Eastern and Western cultures. In the eyes of westerners, Shanghai has special oriental charm; while in the eyes of Chinese, Shanghai has a fresh western style. The old say that Shanghai is modern and fashionable, while the young say that Shanghai is old and reminiscent. Wherever you come from and whoever you are, you will find Shanghai an ideal tour destination.

Shanghai is a shopper’s paradise. There are various bustling commercial streets and shopping centers waiting for you. These include Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, North Sichuan Road, Xujiahui Shopping Center, Yuyuan Shopping City and Jiali Sleepless City.

The convenient transportation, comfortable accommodation and colorful places of entertainment will enhance your stay in this fascinating city.

Tomorrow's Shanghai
Shanghai continues to develop at an amazing speed. It will host the football preliminary of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the World Expo in 2010, both of which offer the means to introduce Shanghai to yet more people worldwide. There is every reason to expect Shanghai to continue to surprise the world.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Adaptive Golf in Colorado

Here's a quick, end-of-the-golf-season reminder that if you're looking for an adaptive cart in your area, look no further than Mobility Golf. Their comprehensive database covers every state, every region, every SoloRider and GolfXpress cart that's available for public use.

This list will be growing thanks to a new amendment to the ADA that states that all public recreation sites (pools, playgrounds, golf courses, etc) must now offer adaptive and accessible options and designs. So if your local course doesn't have a cart, state your need, it's now within the legal requirements (YAY!)! Local or state funding might even be available.

Check out this listing of 31 courses in Colorado alone!


[Their disclaimer: If you find the information is not accurate or you know of accessible courses that are not in the database, please notify us at]

401 Glasgow Ave # 1054
Colorado Springs
80914 CO 80914
Equipment: SoloRider
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Indian Tree Golf Course
755 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada CO 80003
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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J.F. Kennedy Golf Course
10500 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora CO 80014
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Mira Vista Golf Course
10110 E. Golfers Way
Aurora CO 80010
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Saddle Rock Golf Course
21710 E. Arapahoe Road
Aurora CO 80016
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Flatirons Country Club
5706 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder CO 80303
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Omni/Interlocken Resort Golf Club
500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield CO 80021
Equipment: SoloRider (Standup) (2)
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South Suburban Gold Course
7900 S. Colorado Blvd.
Centennial CO 80122
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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World Golf & Sand Creek Country Club
6865 Galley Road
Colorado Springs CO 80915
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City Park Golf Course
2500 York Street
Denver CO 80205
Equipment: SoloRider
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Foothills Golf Course
3901 S. Carr Street
Denver CO 80235
Equipment: Golf Xpress (2)
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McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road
Denver CO 80249
Equipment: SoloRider
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Thorncreek Gold Course
13555 Washington Street
Denver CO 80207
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Wellshire Golf Course
3333 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver CO 80222
Equipment: Golf Xpress & SoloRider
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Willis Case Golf Course
4999 Vrain Street
Denver CO 80212
Equipment: SoloRider
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Englewood Golf Course
2101 W. Oxford Street
Englewood CO 80110
Equipment: Golf Xpress (2)
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Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course
7800 Titus Blvd.
Fort Carson CO 80913
Equipment: SoloRider Standup
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City Park Nine Golf Course
411 S. Bryan Street
Fort Collins CO 80521
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Collindale Golf Course
1441 Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins CO 80525
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South Ridge Golf Course
5750 S. Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80525
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Fox Hollow at Lakewood
13410 W. Morrison Road
Lakewood CO 80228
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Centennial Golf & Tennis Club
5800 Federal Blvd.
Littleton CO 80123
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The Meadows Golf Course
6937 S. Simms Street
Littleton CO 80127
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Lone Tree Golf Club
9808 Sunningdale Blvd.
Lone Tree CO 80124
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Twin Peaks Golf Course
1200 Cornell Drive
Longmont CO 80503
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Haymaker Golf Course
34855 US HWY 40 East
Steamboat Springs CO 80487
Equipment: SoloRider
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Eisenhower Golf Course
Building 3170
Usaf Academy CO 80840
Equipment: SoloRider
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Vail Golf Club
1778 Vail Valley Road
Vail CO 81657
Equipment: Model Tee
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Hyland Hills Golf Course
9650 Sheridan Avenue
Westminster CO 80021
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Legacy Ridge Golf Course
10801 Legacy Ridge Pkwy.
Westminster CO 80031
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Pole Creek Golf Course
Winter Park CO 80482
Equipment: Golf Xpress
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Friday, September 04, 2009

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