Tag: #guidedog


Hotel Eastlund review

Check out our review of Hotel Eastlund in Portland, a modern and contemporary boutique hotel located a couple blocks from the Portland Convention Center @HotelEastlund Hotel Eastlund, a contemporary and modern boutique hotel in Portland’s Eastside. “Ted’s journey into the landscape of the human body is a marvelous celebration ofRead More …


Two blind women removed from cruise ship

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Recently, two blind women from West Sussex were removed from a P&O cruise ship over health and safety concerns. The cruise departed from Southampton and the passengers said that the cruise line and London-based travel agency that booked the cruise for them were aware of their visual impairment and wereRead More …


Airlines increasing training to help vision impaired travelers

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 airlines are finally starting to up their game when it comes to visually impaired travelers. Recently, Travel + Leisure reported that Virgin Atlantic are revamping their training for cabin crews to better support visually impaired travelers with Guide Dogs. Virgin Atlantic is partnering with the Guide Dogs charity (https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/) toRead More …


Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa New Mexico

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya resort and spa view from our room at sunset. The trees are in fall bloom and the mountain had a few clouds above it

Have you checked out our reviews section lately? Today’s new offering is a review of the accessibility at the Tamaya Resort.  Recently, my guide dog Fauna and I journeyed to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico. Let’s talk about the #accessibility at this unique destination desertRead More …


The difference between emotional support animal and service dog

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Do you know the difference between an emotional support animal and a service dog? It can be confusing, especially with the new legislation, and all of the claims by companies on the internet promising documentation to allow you to take your dog anywhere you go. I am a guide dogRead More …


Meow Wolf Denver Audio Described Tour

Ted and his black lab guide dog Fauna inspect a wall-mounted sculpture. Ted is inspecting the sculpture via touch, he wears glasses and has a ponytail in his hair.

Meow Wolf is a Santa-Fe based art and entertainment company which creates immersive experiences designed to transport guests out of their normal reality into a fantastical environment packed with visual, tactile, and auditory delights. The first Meow Wolf is located in Santa Fe and opened in 2016. Since that time,Read More …


Traceability codes for guide dogs get their debut at the 2022 Paralympic Games

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At the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, 68 guide dogs were selected as special volunteers to help the athletes. These dogs all have a new identification QR code, which, when scanned provide important details about the guide dog. The new  identification system is integrated into China’s product quality traceability system, whichRead More …


That one thing to pack for your next trip

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Packing for your next trip can be an exciting but daunting process. The first thing that always goes in my suitcase is a collapsible white cane, even if I am traveling with my guide dog. A white cane can be invaluable asset while traveling for a couple reasons. Identification IfRead More …


This week in accessibility and technology

A silhouette image of a lab guide dog in harness.

This week in accessibility and technology is an ongoing series of articles focused on news about accessibility and technology for the blind and visually impaired. This week’s offerings include accessibility for visually impaired Virginia voters and more complaints registered about the “devil’s bumps” on curb corners.  Accessible voting First upRead More …


Guide Dogs UK celebrates 90 years!

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With Guide Dogs UK celebrating their 90th birthday today, the Shropshire Star took some time to publish a great article and shout out how amazing guide dogs are. The article emphasizes just how much independence working guide dogs give their handlers. I write quite often here on BlindTravels about myRead More …


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