The Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Did you know that computer history is 2000 years old? Have you ever been fascinated by some of the early computers from the 1940s? If your answer is yes, then you need to put the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on your bucket list. However, this museum with its 20 plus exhibits is also a must-see for… Read More

Visiting the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas California

Last week we took a small detour on the way to the “BlogHer 2014 Conference” to tour a place that has been on our bucket list for years – the National  Steinbeck Center! It is a gem; not only for those interested in 20th century American literature but to introduce middle and high school students… Read More

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

Visiting Hollywood with Kids

Hollywood is an exciting place to explore at all ages especially for kids and teens. Even though we live in Los Angeles for many years, and have visited countless times it still is my son’s favorite place to go and walk around when he has a free day. For those among you who have visited yet… Read More

Shopping at the Dollar Store

As a frequent traveler, I’m always on the lookout for special deals; and this includes discounted much-needed travel items. In the US, some of the best places to obtain necessary goods for my family trips are the local Dollar Store like the 99 cents store and the dollar tree. The stores are a treasure trove for purchasing many… Read More

Autism Awareness at Super Bowl XLVIII

Last January, when we were scheduled to fly into NYC for our  Norwegian Breakaway cruise, I realized the city was going to be hosting Super Bowl XLVIII the very weekend we were in town! For many people, especially NFL fans, this would sound like a fantastic opportunity; but for our family with autism who shies away… Read More

Top Boston Travel Suggestions for Children with Autism

Boston is one of our favorite cities to visit in the US. It is very autism and family friendly with many activities that are sure to engage and please kids and adults. For those who have not visited Boston yet, here are our top suggestions to try. Take the water shuttle The most economical way to see… Read More

Taking your Kids to the Minnesota State Fair

  This week we finally managed to scratch off a bucket list event – Taking our kids to the Minnesota State Fair. The ten day long fair in August, nicknamed “The Great Minnesota Get-Together” is the largest US State Fair boasting  1,824.830 visitors this year! The fairgrounds are midway between St Paul and Minneapolis and… Read More

Taking the Kids to the Walt Disney Museum San Francisco

As an avid Disney fan, our son had been begging to visit the Disney Family Museum for the past year. Last week while attending the “BlogHer 2014” conference in San Jose we finally got the chance to grant his wish and ventured into San Francisco for a tour. The museum run by the Disney family… Read More

Entertaining Children with Autism in the Mall of America

  Guest post by  Denise Klipsic Ochsendorf As mentioned in my previous post, a visit to the Great Mall of America can offer your  kids with autism a fun filled day trip when carefully planned. Here are my tips for shopping, entertainment, dining and quiet areas if your kid gets overwhelmed.  Shopping in the Mall of America… Read More

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