Everyone loves to travel, explore and experience something new and exciting.  To really travel involves much more than just seeing gorgeous landscapes.  All of your senses are important to really get a good travel experience.  You hear different sounds, different songs different stories and different accents.  You smell the scent of different perfumes, the fragrance of different smokes and essences, different spices, different foods and different locations.  You taste different drinks, unique recipes, cultural foods and much more.  You feel different fabrics, the difference between beach sands, the chill or warmth of the sea… Sight plays a small part in a true traveling expedition and there is no reason for a visually impaired or even blind person to refrain from traveling just because they cannot see.  Here are just a few tips for visually impaired travelers or for families that are taking a visually impaired member along on a long expedition.

5 Travel Tips for the Visually Impaired

Joining a club can make everything easier

When you join a club or membership everything about traveling becomes a lot easier and more affordable.  The club can sort out your traveling arrangements for you, will book your accommodation for you, plan all of your excursions for you and estimate a total travel expense for you.  They are also able to do this much more affordably because they already have all of their prices and travel routes in place and they accommodate thousands of travelers every year.  Occidental Vacation Club is a terrific holiday club for the visually impaired to consider because they offer travel packages with luxury accommodation and travel routes in terrific locations.

Take along your own connection

If you don’t want to be stuck using some slow Wi-Fi connection then you might want to take along your own internet package and get international roaming.  This is especially a good idea for visually impaired individuals because you can still enjoy zoom and speech technology for your special needs.

Group travels are best

It is always best to travel along with a group if you are blind or visually impaired.  There are just more people around that can help you if you get stuck in a bad situation and you don’t have to rely on a single friend or family member for all of your special needs.  If everyone pitches in, everyone will get to enjoy their holiday.

Look for travel discounts

A lot of touring firms, transportation companies and even excursion companies offer terrific traveling discount to disabled individuals.  Look for these travel discounts so you can get much more out of your holiday.

Plan your trip ahead

This is probably the most important tip for a great holiday experience.  Visually impaired individuals or the blind has to be incredibly close to objects to see them or they have to touch to see.  This is a major problem in most museums and tourist attractions since most of these don’t allow touching and are greatly barred off.  There are however a lot of famous museums and attractions that are more than willing to accommodate disabled travelers.  They will allow the blind to touch collectible objects or even enter certain restricted areas.  The only catch is that you will have to arrange and request ahead to get approval.