Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blind woman travels the world, chronicles it braille book, Sites Unseen

From Tour Watch:

Wendy David can't stay home.

Even with a rewarding job as a psychologist for the Veterans Administration in Seattle, she keeps her suitcase packed - just in case.

Together with her partner, Larry, who is also blind, they have been to Europe 6 times, Hawaii 4 times, and have traveled all over the United States and Canada, visiting glaciers, swimming with dolphins, even kissing sea lions.

Now she wants to share what she has learned along the way with other blind travelers in Sites Unseen: Traveling the World Without Sight.

"Every time I leave on another trip," says David, "blind friends and acquaintances pepper me with questions: 'How do you get around countries with no public transportation? How do you deal with different types and sizes of currency? How do you travel overseas with a guide dog? Who describes the unique sights to you?'"

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