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Travel with a Disability

Glacier Bay: The Ship

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series 2018 Glacier Bay

We traveled to Alaska to join a 6 day cruise on Glacier Bay aboard the Sea Wolf. Sea Wolf is a 97′ WWII-era ship that carries 12 passengers and 5 crew. The owner, Kimber Owen, has gone to great lengths…
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In Memory of Scott

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 2018 Glacier Bay

In a few weeks, I’m going to Alaska to cruise Glacier Bay on the Sea Wolf. My friend and mentor Scott Rains reported on this cruise in 2008. Scott, who died two years ago, was an untiring apostle of disability…
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Accessible Tourism in Queensland

One of these…years…I’ll finish writing about our trip to New Zealand, but in the meantime, the government of Queensland, Australia, has published a guide for businesses on inclusive tourism. Inclusive Tourism: Making your business more inclusive and accessible Sandra Rhodda,…
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Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

Our next stop was Wanaka, a small lakeside town in the Queenstown Lakes District. On the way there from Te Anau we drove through wildly popular and buzzing Queenstown, and were glad that we’d decided to base ourselves in Wanaka…
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Te Anau and Milford Sound

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

The southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island is called Fiordland. It’s a remote, sparsely populated wonderland of mountains, forests and deep ocean sounds. This part of the trip entailed the most planning and probably engendered the most anxiety on…
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Invercargill: Tuataras and Indians

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

When I first started planning our trip around South Island, Invercargill was just a one night stop between Dunedin and Te Anau. Until my beloved leaned over my shoulder as I was staring at the map and exclaimed, “Invercargill? That’s…
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