Post date: 
Monday, 2 July 2018

Stacy holding a puppy in a snowy scene

Arranging a day trip, staycation or dream holiday can be problematic when websites are inaccessible. Travel enthusiast Stacy Rowe shares her favourite websites and apps to help you plan your summer holiday.

My name is Stacy and I have very little vision. I’m not really one for sitting still so I’m always looking for places I want to travel to next.

Recently, I wanted to take my partner on a weekend away for his birthday but I wanted to keep it a surprise. I was trying to find a bed and breakfast but I couldn’t get beyond the front page of many websites because they were inaccessible.

The weekend away nearly didn’t happen, but thankfully after a lot of googling, I was eventually successful. We went to Hever Castle in Kent, not just because it was beautiful, but I was able to find the information I needed, book a room and pay online.

How I start organising a trip

I always start by googling the “top 10 things to do in the area” and I look at TripAdvisor, a useful customer review website. I also search for the places I want to go on Facebook, too. That’s often the most straightforward way of looking up how people have rated a place.