Five Steps to Lose Weight on a Cruise

As many of you already know, I wholeheartedly recommend cruising as a vacation option for families with special needs children. However, I agree with some critics that the biggest drawback is, in fact, the accessibility and abundance of food on board. Even though for most of us putting on a pound or two probably won’t… Read More

Q&A with Eva Bronstein-Greenwald- Special Needs Travel Agent

                        Eva Bronstein-Greenwald is the owner of Best Cruises and Travel Now, founder at WE BELONG: Inclusion program in Fairfield County as well as a mother of two daughters, one with autism.  Why is travel important for families with autism? I am a very passionate traveler as are my family members. We love trying various… Read More

Princess Tiana’s Magical Autism Awareness Moment

Ever experienced a ‘down’ day when you’ve felt your work is unnoticed and under appreciated? Well, I had one of those days, yesterday, while stressing over the writing of an article titled, “The benefits of Autistic Travel.” And then the incredible happened. One of my website readers, Denise Klipsic, unknowingly inspired me! So, I had to… Read More

Top Ten Tips for Traveling with Autism

Over the past few weeks, some parents to kids with autism, have approached us with questions to help plan their holiday travel. Although special-needs travel tends to be multi-faceted and somewhat individualized in nature, we’ve learned some things over the years that we hope can help others travel smarter and have a better vacation.For those readers, as well as others,… Read More

How to Spend your Next ‘Stay-cation’

Last month, someone posted a comment on my blog criticizing me for encouraging readers to ‘travel’ during the current difficult economic times. I realized that she like many other people regarded ‘travel’ like an expensive affair that involved long haul flights, distant locations, and extended hotel stays. Although that might be the definition of some,… Read More

Q&A with Dennis Debbaudt-Autism Safety Expert

Dennis Debbaudt was first to address the interactions between law enforcement and people with autism in his 1994 report Avoiding Unfortunate Situations. He has since authored a full-length book, over 30 reports, book chapters and produced innovative and acclaimed training videos for law enforcement and first responders such as paramedics, fire rescue, police, and hospital staff who… Read More

Ten Cultural Differences My Kid Learned from Traveling

One of the fascinating aspects of having visited as many countries as our son with autism has, is the opportunity to form his unique perspective of how the world differs from his suburban Los Angeles enclave. In fact just last week, he compiled his top ten cultural differences he learned from traveling. #1 Is THAT a toilet?… Read More

Guide to Cruising with Allergies

One of my readers contacted me this week asking for my tips when traveling with children with autism that also have food allergies. As spring break and summer are fast approaching, I thought I’d share some tips to use for your next cruise or all-inclusive resort stay.    Planning stage Contact your company and ask the… Read More

Six Things to Check before Planning your Next Vacation

Most of us love to dream of exotic destinations and plan our next ‘big’ getaway when in reality we should be making sure we are adequately prepared for unforeseen events. So, before booking that next cruise or theme park visit here are the six essential things you need to check off your list as soon… Read More

Unraveling the Secrets of a Well Packed Handbag

   As a young traveler, I thought that lugging that incredibly cumbersome and expensive designer half open bag around the airport made me look sexy until I got pick pocketed, that is. Then came that period in my life when I somehow developed extra limbs to carry the overloaded diaper bag, baby one, toddler two and stroller, as well as what resembled… Read More

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