|Sue and Larry Slater, MCC
Specialists for Disabled or Visually Impaired Travelers
314 726 6893
Sue Slater, along with her husband Larry, specializes in group and fundraising group cruises for the visually impaired and disabled traveler.
Sue has brought her passion for travel and organizing trips to her career. Being blind herself, Sue's ongoing mission is to make cruising accessible for the blind a standard and not an exception. With her knowledge and understanding of the travel industry and her own travel experience, she has the ability to make sure cruising will be a fun and memorable experience for people with disabilities.
She and Larry have had extensive training through the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) and have completed the required certification to become Master Cruise Counselors. They are both Norwegian Cruise Line and Marriott Hotel Specialists as well. In addition, they are involved with several other travel organizations giving them opportunities to keep on top of what is current in the travel industry.
The Slater’s love of cruising has taken them on many ships to visit many of the most beautiful ports and destinations in the world. Some of their other favorite places to travel include Seattle, Las Vegas, Vancouver, New York, New England, and Canada.
Sue’s newest niche in the travel industry has included the planning of honeymoons for hundreds of brides and grooms. Her wish for each couple is to make sure that they experience their “dream come true” honeymoon.
As a young man, undeterred by the practical necessities of earning a living or saving for retirement, this intrepid romantic studied Linguistics to the level of bachelor’s degree and studied Theology to the doctorate level. At the age of 18 he (involuntarily but permanently) adopted the sedentary position – long before the majority of his peers. His studies, profession, and innate wanderlust (Sagittarius) have put him in other compromising positions along multiple latitudes and longitudes.
The terrain of Dr. Rains' professional career is variegated. Equal parts high adventure and pilgrimage he has worked as a ranch hand, in social activism, in higher education, as an author, in technology education and in travel.
Drawing on these experiences Scott contributes articles, photography, research and advice in various online settings. He is an independent travel professional and a member of the industry's professional association, the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN).