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  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    The Joy of Train Travel in the UK

    The Joy of Train Travel in the UK

    Whatever means of transport that you choose for your travels around the world, there's always the chance of something going wrong — some sort of disruption that throws your carefully planned journey into chaos. When something is beyond your control — whether it’s bad weather, mechanical failures, industrial disputes, or some other unforeseen development — there really is no other option but to take deep breaths and try not to let it stress you out.
  • Jared Rimer
    Published 3 years ago
    Mobility Training: The First Step Toward Traveling Independently

    Mobility Training: The First Step Toward Traveling Independently

    Hello again folks, welcome back to the series on traveling when you're blind. In my last post I talked about how we, as blind people, need to do things differently, and provided an example on how this is done.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Cambridge: A Travel Guide

    Cambridge: A Travel Guide

    An easy day-trip from London, Cambridge is an incredibly attractive part of the world.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Discovering the Indonesian Island of Bali

    Discovering the Indonesian Island of Bali

    The Indonesian island of Bali is a favourite destination for Australian holiday-makers, and it’s easy to see why.
  • Jared Rimer
    Published 3 years ago
    How Do You Travel When You Can't See?

    How Do You Travel When You Can't See?

    Hello, everyone, I'm Jared Rimer. I've been blind since I was born. I know a lot of people are sighted out there, and they have no idea how we travel, and do other things in life. Picture yourself losing your sight, and you've been traveling and doing daily tasks your whole life.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    London: A Guide to Living

    London: A Guide to Living

    It was 2003 when I moved to London, just a few months after my 30th birthday.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Norway: A Travel Guide

    Norway: A Travel Guide

    Whether you are experiencing Oslo in its shimmering summer, or the winter wonderland of the country’s north — Norway offers something for everyone.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Stockholm: A Travel Guide

    Stockholm: A Travel Guide

    Constructed over an archipelago of 14 islands and connected together by 57 bridges, Stockholm — the capital of Sweden — is a city with a unique sense of style and purpose.
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 3 years ago
    Is Traveling by Train Cool?

    Is Traveling by Train Cool?

    Most people love to talk about their glamorous travels abroad. They may talk about hiking in the Alps, going on a cruise in the Bahamas, or even just jetsetting off to Tokyo. But, most of the time, you don't really hear people bragging about train rides.
  • Gareth Johnson
    Published 3 years ago
    Brighton: An English Seaside Mini-Break

    Brighton: An English Seaside Mini-Break

    If you're in London and looking to get to the sea on a sunny day, one of the best and easiest options is to jump on the train to Brighton.
  • Rebecca Van Riel
    Published 3 years ago
    My Favorite (and Not Too Touristy) Spots in Paris*

    My Favorite (and Not Too Touristy) Spots in Paris*

    Did you know French (mostly Parisian) people call Paris Paname, when they are talking about it as an exotic place? Well, Paris is an exotic place, especially if you've never been there, you probably romanticize it (or not). And in reality it has so much history and hidden gems that it is a treasury that has no end; it keeps going on and on. And if you are going to Paris, thinking about going to Paris or dreaming about going to Paris someday, I would love you to see it the way I do, because Paris is more than only the Eiffel Tower and The Arc de Triomphe (although these are nice places too).
  • Dr. Williams
    Published 3 years ago
    The Road To Timbuktu

    The Road To Timbuktu

    No, this is not a remake of a Bing Crosby and Bob Hope movie. You know, those road trip movies of the 1940's. Although they were quite funny. When we think of Timbuktu it conjures up images of such a far away remote place, so isolated very few really know where it is. To even reach Timbuktu is a remarkable trek to one of the world's most fascinating places. A rich history of scholars and scribes. Timbuktu was once the meca that supported a flourishing industry of scribes who copied texts brought by traders, merchants, and other scholars.