Monday, February 10, 2014

Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions

Explore the spectacular destination of Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent on the Le Boreal!  With A&K you will go inside Antarctica with expert-led excursions and enjoy intimate lectures by noted scientists.

A day on Lindblad National Geographic Explorer...

While in Antarctica with Lindblad you will be actively exploring every day.  Zodiac cruise, kayak, hike and walk daily:  there is nothing passive about our expedition style.  You will be able to explore daily, sometimes even twice a day!  Get suggestions on how to get the best photo of the penguins while on shore or take a long hike or short walk on a shore lined with ghostly remnants of the whaling industry.  You can also enjoy the greatest silence on Earth while kayaking.

Lindblad is the only expedition company in  Antarctica with an undersea specialist, qualified to dive in polar waters, as a part of the expedition team.  The undersea specialist suits up and dives or mans a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) able to descent to 1,000 feet and brings back footage of the life beneath the ship for you to enjoy in vivid high-definition.

About the National Geographic Explorer...
The Explorer was designed to embody the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Alliance and its mission to inspire people to travel and care about the planet.  Representing 175 years of collective expedition experience.  The Explorer is fully stabilized ice-class vessel with a DNV Ice-1A Super rating on her forward hull.  She also exceptional tools for exploration which allows you to see, do, and experience more in Antarctica.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tips on Traveling with wheelchairs

The conditions for people that use wheelchairs have improved tremendously when traveling.  Here are some tips to help you have the most seamless travel experience...

-Know your rights - the Air Carrier Access Act was passed by Congress to help ensure that people with disabilities are not discriminated against during air travel.  This act says that all domestic and international flight with the U.S. as the origin or destination are required to provide certain accommodations to those with disabilities, free of charge.

-Pick the right airline - Although all U.S. airlines are bound under the Air Carrier Access Act some airlines do a better job than others.  Before you book your flights do a search on the internet or a social network to see if there is any negative feedback floating around. 

-Choose the Best Seat - If it is not an option to get an upgraded seat then turn to SeatGuru to assist you in getting the most comfortable economy seat for you. 

-Talk to your Airline - Once you have booked your reservations give your airlines customer service number a call and confirm that all of your special requests are noted in your record

Thanks On Call International for such great tips!