Tag: #traveltuesday


Edmonton International Airport has become easier to navigate for the visually impaired

We here at Blind Travels are huge supporters of the visually impaired traveling solo whenever possible. Finding the proper tools to be able to effectively and safely travel solo is important. Whether you use a Guide Dog, or a White Cane, companies which aid accessibility are still a must forRead More …


That one thing to pack for your next trip

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 …


New York becoming more friendly for the visually impaired!

While it is a great thing to see cities making their streets safer for the visually impaired to travel, it is certainly sad that it has to be by court order. According to the article in the New York Times, the ruling will fundamentally change the face of the city.Read More …


The British Museum and VocalEyes team up for upcoming exhibition

We all want to get back to traveling, and especially going to museums again. Many in the visually impaired community have concerns about the dynamics of COVID-19 and returning to travel destinations like museums. In the meantime, it is great to see museums like The British Museum offering virtual optionsRead 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 …


Time for accommodations

Traveling is an adventure, and if you plan ahead, your stress level can be significantly reduced. When booking a trip, don’t forget to inquire about accessibility accommodations you might need along the way. I find it easy to get wrapped up in the timing of flights, and locations of hotelsRead More …


Research is the key to success

When traveling to a new location, be sure to take plenty of time to research your destination thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the area, getting to not only know the streets in the area, but large and common landmarks in the vicinity. I can’t count the number of time I haveRead More …


Tips for getting to the gate at the airport

If you have some vision, like I do – make sure to bring a magnifying implement so you can read your boarding pass. I always travel with a hand-held magnifier, but I have also used and love the Mag Glass app for my iPhone. I am not as familiar withRead More …


Tip on plane reservations

Note: this is not an advertisement for Southwest, nor am I affiliated in any way with them. I have had good experiences with Southwest Airlines and I wish to share them.  Traveling when partially sighted can be challenging at times – finding the right gate, getting checked in and retrievingRead More …


Blind and visually impaired 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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