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

Taking Kids with Autism to the Mall of America

 Guest post by  Denise Klipsic Ochsendorf Shopping and visiting the Mall of America with Children with Autism is a challenge, but with careful thought to visit, it can still exciting, fun and a great day of shopping. When to go to the Mall of America The Mall is a Shopping complex, so its traffic patterns fall in… Read More

10 Autism Friendly Experiences in Hilton Head, SC

Hilton Head Island is an excellent place to visit and experience especially during the spring and summer months. In our home, we fondly refer to it as ‘our summer home’ since we’ve vacationed there consecutively for the last seven years. Here are some of our favorite autistic friendly experience to do when you visit the… Read More

Five Sensory Attractions Worth Visiting in Dallas

When someone mentions Dallas, Texas, some of us envision wealthy oil tycoons driving fancy cars, their wives shopping at all of the luxury stores, and of course, BBQ brunches. Perhaps the successful 80 series with the same name fueled that stereotype a bit, but regardless, I admit that I never thought of Dallas as a… Read More

Chicago’s Architectural River Cruise

The Chicago Architectural Foundation river tour takes you up and down both prongs of the Chicago River and out to Lake Michigan providing a memorable, excellent introduction to the city from a unique vantage point. With that said, we found the tour highly informative, too long (over two hours) and geared more towards architecture buffs than the… Read More

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