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Guide Dog tips – something special

With many states lifting travel restrictions, it is time to think about how you can make the transition back into traveling easier for your guide dog. Whether I am traveling across town or across the country, I always have a backpack with a few things my guide could use “justRead More …


Guide Dogs and social distancing

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Guide dogs are trained to be working dogs, not pets. These dogs are ready to go until they retire. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused everyone to change their daily routine, people are staying home and guides are not working nearly as much as they used to. My guide Fauna isRead More …


Flying on Southwest with a Guide Dog

Fauna the guide dog on southwest plane

We arrived at the airport very early for our flight on Southwest to San Francisco from Denver. I was traveling with my wife and Fauna my guide dog, and we checked in at the kiosk without issue. The attendant asked if Fauna was a service animal and I stated thatRead More …


Tips for packing for your guide dogs food

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Traveling with a guide dog is always an adventure, the more you plan ahead the smoother your trip will usually go. This week begins hotel week here on BlindTravels.com where we focus on tips and tricks to make staying in a hotel with a guide dog easier. Each day weRead More …


Solving the toughest problem when traveling visually impaired

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Traveling with a visual impairment is always an adventure, the more you plan ahead the smoother your trip will usually go. This week begins hotel week here on BlindTravels.com where we focus on tips and tricks to make staying in a hotel with a visual impairment or guide dog easier.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 …


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 …


Finding your suitcase

I recently bought a new Samsonite hard-sided suitcase for an upcoming trip. The suitcase was for sale at a local big box store as a two piece set, but it broke my cardinal rule about never buying a black suitcase. Being visually impaired, I am adamantly opposed to black suitcasesRead More …


Baggage Tip

Travel Tip for the day:  Getting to the airport is generally easy – whether Uber, Taxi or getting dropped off by a friend, and I find that if I ask for assistance getting to the gate, and to baggage claim after I land, a huge amount of stress is removed.Read More …


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