HRT-410 students with Brett Heising at the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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“We Live in a Vertically Biased World”

In February, I was privileged to spend a week lecturing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I’d like to thank Assistant Professor Stefanie Benjamin, PhD for the opportunity. Her energy and passion are contagious and surpassed only by the knowledge she imparts on her students. The post below originally appeared as part of Tourism RESET, Read more…

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Accessible Daytona 500!

You would be hard-pressed to a find a more well-known or iconic American racetrack than Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in Daytona, Florida. Home to the world famous Daytona 500 since 1959, DIS is a massive, sprawling facility. The track itself is two and a half miles long, with acres of parking, activities and transportation inside Read more…

How An Entrepreneur’s Awesome Idea Could Transform the Hospitality Industry

Shopping with her grandma Helen, riding bikes and going to camp are just a few of the things Codi Mendenhall enjoys. Look beyond her melt-your-heart smile, into her expressive brown eyes and you’ll discover someone determined to make a difference. This is her story. Because the medical professionals who help treat her Cerebral Palsy practice Read more…

Accessible NYC!

At brettapproved, we love hearing about your travel adventures.  Whether you’re taking a day trip, or a journey around the world, it’s always nice to get away. Our friend Maureen and her husband Adam recently visited the Big Apple, New York City.  She shared with us something that many people don’t realize, “NYC (Manhattan) is Read more…

Curb Free Cory Lee

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Cory Lee by phone and learning more about his life and work. Cory is full of adventure. His voice is bright, strong, and upbeat, as though he is about to experience something wonderful and is asking you along for the ride. Cory runs the blog site, CurbFreeWithCoryLee.com. He’s Read more…

Kevin’s review of Secrets at St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica

At brettapproved we love hearing about your travels, no matter where they might take you.  In the near future brettapproved.com will be able to accept reviews from all over the world.  For now, we’re U.S.-centric.  HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean we can’t still share the valuable information about the accessibility of your favorite international destinations! Our Read more…

Synopsis from “Travel for All” Podcast

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending time with Tarita Davenock as a guest on her Travel for All podcast. It was a blast! Below you’ll find timestamps for various topics we discussed during the show. I’d like to thank Tarita for the opportunity. I hope you enjoy the podcast. Make today worth remembering, — Read more…

Roll-in showers for everyone! They’re great!

Taking the time to examine life from a perspective other than our own is one of the greatest gifts we can give. Too often people only concern themselves with their own insular existence. This is a tragedy. The world is complex and vibrant and I believe we have a responsibility to experience as much of Read more…

Giving Thanks

Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) I’m thrilled to report that brettapproved enjoyed a productive trip to Web Summit, Dublin. It proved to be professionally and personally rewarding. I’ve been to Mexico City and to northern Mexico as a journalist but this was my first European adventure. My biggest takeaway in regards to accessibility is this: everything is Read more…