Discovering Oxnard’s Mullin Automotive Museum

What did Sonny and Cher, Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin have in common? At some point in their lives, they all had a home in the somewhat sleepy town of Oxnard, California. Located 30 miles west of Los Angeles, along the southern U.S. coast, the city of Oxnard had just over 2000 inhabitants, back in 1903… Read More

Review of the Ricardo Elite Roxbury 2.0 Carry-On Suitcase

With college graduations fast approaching and summer in full swing many parents, myself including, are in search of new luggage.  For years, we’ve traveled with matching flower patterned suitcases, but I needed a more businesslike look for our son to use during his summer internship in Northern California. So I was excited to get the… Read More

Review of AT&T Unite for GoPhone by NETGEAR

As a professional blogger and mother to a son with autism, it seems I’m always in search of working Wi-Fi. For several years, I’ve been sitting on the fence on whether I should get my personal Wi-Fi hotspot device or run around looking for free Wi-Fi in coffee shops and libraries. I finally caved in… Read More

Fun Autism Travel Toy : SpeedStacks

My son and I came across Speed Stacks® last week at the TradeWinds resort during our visit to the NAC 2014 conference in St Pete, Florida. In fact, what brought the toy to my attention was that while I was walking around and networking, my son who has never shown any aptitude when it comes… Read More

10 Tips To Know Before Buying Your Next Suitcase

  Last week my friend Irina, an acclaimed art critic and seasoned traveler invited me to the local outlet mall to help her buy a new suitcase for her upcoming  Romanian trip.As we were browsing and comparing bags we discussed the features that we should try to avoid and the ones we specifically looked for… Read More

Buckle Up and Create Priceless Memories

From the minute I saw her, I knew we would be good friends. ‘She’ was my reliable daily companion never once complaining about the many errands she had to go each day- my shiny Toyota Sienna forest green minivan. Like most moms, I didn’t willingly switch from my snazzy compact car to a mom mobile…. Read More

Panasonic’s Lumix ZS40 Perfect to Capture Disney Moments

  As a traveling mom with special-needs kids, I’m on the continuous lookout for products that cannot only enhance my travel experience but help me save time and effort. For some time now I been searching for my ‘perfect’ camera after systematically having gone through multiple point and shoots and DSLR’s –the first being too flimsy… Read More

Q&A with Jesemine Jones of ‘Starbrite Kids’

    What is your personal connection to the special needs community? We are founders of the Starbrite Kids Program and Starry Night Travel, LLC, a travel agency that specializes in planning travel for families with a child with special needs. We have fifty years of combined experience educating children with a broad spectrum of… Read More

Q&A with Tony Gross of ‘TalkRocketGo’ mobile app

TalkRocket Go, the product of Canadian based company MyVoice, is an innovative mobile application for i-Pads and i-Phones that utilize voice synthesis technology to allow verbal communication for people with autism and brain injuries. Some of the app’s unique features include: “locabularies”–location (GPS) based phrases—and an interactive “support studio” that enables family members or teachers… Read More

Q&A with Erin Wilson of QR CODE ID

Ask any parent and they will tell you that losing their child in a crowd is probably one of their biggest fears. It can happen in an instant when you take your eyes off your child: in an airport, theme park even the local market. When my kids were younger, I admit I was one of… Read More

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