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Friday, November 16, 2012

 

traveling abroad



I always have my GPS when I travel and I always research ahead of time using Sendero Maps and the Internet to be well-informed about the places I am going.

I try to think of whether I bring my dog or not based on the length of time I will be in a country and the amount of time I will be moving around. I love having my dog with me but I know over the years how much work it can be to travel with a dog in countries that are not used to this. Being denied access is time consuming and emotionally challenging. I also do not like dealing with stray dogs and potential confrontation. I don't like to put my dog through 12 hours on a flight if I am going to be in a country only for a few days. Other than Washington Dulles, I don't know of another airport that has a relieving area inside security.

There is also the business of getting the proper paperwork ahead of time and the cost associated with it. Between a vet visit and USDA authorizations, it can cost several hundred dollars.

Myself and other million mile blind travelers wrote a 14 page document on this topic called Travel Tips and Tricks,  which you can find on either the Sendero or Seeing Eye web sites.

Off to do more exploring of Bangkok today and to figure out a side trip to another city. Will it be the beach or the mountains?

Mike
P.S. At the WBU closing banquet last night, several organizations came up with $40,000 to fund the addition of PowerPoint for the free NVDA screen reader.

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