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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.…

People tend to underestimate deaf individuals.  Thanks to modern technology and great development programs deaf people can live a life as normal as anyone able to hear.  Some are able to hear fully thanks to hearing aids and even fully deaf individuals can cope in society when they learn to read lips and communicate without the need of sign language.  So is there really a reason why deaf kids can’t go on travel expeditions or take a gap year where they can learn and explore?  Of course not!  The wide world is just what your deaf child need to boost confidentiality, have fun, learn and explore what different countries and people are like during an exciting gap year.

Why a Gap Year Is a Great Idea for Deaf Seniors

Travel affordably with Rustic Pathways

Rustic Pathways is a travel agency that is specifically created for youths.  They offer various programs for group travels, spring breaks and even gap year programs.  Students can travel anywhere in the world and each of the travel programs provided by Rustic Pathways includes a lot of scenery, adventure, activities and even community service.  Traveling with Rustic Pathways isn’t quite the same as going on an average international holiday because this agency has their focus on education, experiencing the world in its true form and helping others.

Learn to be independent

A gap year is the ultimate way to learn to be independent, especially if you spend your gap year traveling.  By traveling internationally your child will learn to face challenges and overcome obstacles quickly and he or she will be much stronger and more steadfast upon return.

Find out if our career path is your passion with internships

Rustic Pathways also offers various internship programs where young students can experience what it would be like to work in a position of their career choice in other countries during a gap year.  They can volunteer in community service projects and get a shot at future professions such as photography, teaching and more.

Discover what you are made off

When you travel to different countries and experience different people, setups and deal with different problems you really learn what you are made off.  A travel gap year is just what your child needs to figure out exactly who he or she wants to be and to develop good and strong characteristics which give your child the best possible start.

See the world

The biggest plus side of taking a gap year is the fact that your child can see the world.  They can explore, have fun, create memories and make new friends across the globe.  Once your child settles into the adult world, he or she will soon be flooded with responsibilities and financial obligations.  Most adults never get the opportunity to explore other countries once they are in a permanent position.  With a gap year your deaf child will get unforgettable experiences and opportunities that he or she will probably never get to enjoy ever again.…

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