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Tipping tips

As a visually impaired traveler, I personally find it important to “pay it forward” by tipping those who help me out, as to give visually impaired travelers “cred”. If I can tip someone who helps me to the gate for my flight and that makes them more enthusiastic about helpingRead More …


Tucson International Airport adds service that helps visually impaired navigate facility

Bravo Tucson International Airport! Way to be an industry leader and support your visually impaired community with this new service! Blind and low-vision passengers will get free help navigating Tucson International Airport with a system that connects them via mobile phone networks to a personal airport guide. from Tucson.com https://tucson.com/business/tucson-international-airport-adds-service-that-helps-visually-impaired-navigate/article_1fb92033-efae-537d-bd74-70b89568be49.html


Inspiring story of a blind baker getting his dream job.

While this story is not about travel specifically, I feel a connection to the hero of this story because he lost his sight in 2005 in a car accident like I did. Traumatic and sudden sight loss has been equated to losing a limb. At least if you Glaucoma ofRead More …


eSight eyeglasses use innovative technology to let the visually impaired see

Leveraging multiple leading-edge technologies, Toronto-based tech firm eSight Corp. has designed and developed a set electronic glasses that let the visually impaired see. Representing the only clinically-validated device on the market that enables those living with vision loss to see, the eSight glasses are worn comfortably like a normal pairRead More …


Guide Dog Files Part 3

Welcome to week three of my experiences learning to work with a guide dog for the first time. In early October I traveled to Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California to receive my guide dog Fauna, we pick up the story as I arrive in San Francisco…Read More …


Guide Dog Files part 2

Welcome to Guide Dog files part two, a weekly recounting of my experience learning to work with a guide dog for the first time. After weeks of not sleeping well, we pick up the story with me headed to the airport. The day finally arrives – September 30, 2018 IRead More …


Amazing announcement coming this Sunday!

This Sunday morning, Mountain time, expect an amazing announcement. I will be detailing the full story for the next two weeks over at my Twitter page. Please follow me for updates! @nedskee


Paying it forward

As a visually impaired traveler, I fully understand that the airline staff is going to be spending more time with me than the average customer. In situations where volume throughput of guests is required, such as the Skycap, consider tipping a bit more than the average guest would, it doesn’tRead More …


The most important thing to bring on your next trip

Getting ready for a trip can be an exhausting process – packing, organizing care for your animals and making sure someone will come over and bring in the mail along with the anxiety of forgetting your medications or swimsuit can put you in a bad mood before you even getRead More …


Home sweet Home

Jamaica was beautiful. The resort we stayed at, Couples Tower Isle has been around since the late 1940’s. So many cool celebrities have stayed there, and there is a ton of interesting history about the property. Temperatures were in the high 80’s most days, and the humidity was around 80%,Read More …


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