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

Visiting New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward

Reading Peter Greenberg’s post about New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward tours brought back thoughts and memories of our tour in 2010. We went on the Katrina Tour on our last vacation day in New Orleans. My husband wasn’t feeling well, and the weather was a nasty blend of rain and wind. We had already marveled at NOLA’s… Read More

Morgan’s Wonderland The World’s First Inclusive Theme Park

Guest post by Candy Harrington Even though wheelchair ramps and curb-cuts are standard in most theme parks today; long lines and crowds can present substantial obstacles for autistic kids. Gladly that’s not the case at Morgan’s Wonderland, a San Antonio theme park that’s accessible to all children, no matter what their disability. The Little Things… Read More

Have You Climbed Any Steps Lately?

A favorite pastime of hyperactive kids, like mine, is to chase up hundreds of steps on famous landmarks,  with parents trailing breathlessly behind. My husband and I always swear we should either bribe them not to do it or leave them to climb on their own but when the moment comes somehow we always end… Read More

Ten Family Activities in London

 When someone asked me the other day which places to visit in London with her kids, it brought back memories of our kids’ first visit. Here are some of their all-time favorite activities (they’ve been several times since then) that are suitable for most families to try. The Churchill  War Rooms Part of the Imperial… Read More

Review of Liverpool’s the Fab Four Taxi Tour

As we only had a few hours to spend in Liverpool, we decided to book a  private  Beatles aka Fab Four tour that was recommended by a friend of ours who had gone on the trip the year before. The guide Terry, who turns out was the also the owner, met us at the port as we… Read More

Taking the Kids to Madurodam Park

    Maduorodam’s  History The Netherlands is a beautiful country that, despite its size, holds many wonders and activities for all ages to enjoy. From the traditional tulip fields to Turkish shawarma, The Netherlands is a lovely mixture of classic and modern.If you decide to visit The Netherlands with your family, one place, you must… Read More

Reliving Childhood Memories in Jaffa,Israel

Ever thought of taking your kids to a place you’ve  lived in to revisit it through their eyes? I did that on our recent trip to the ancient city of Jaffa with my two teen sons.Over the course of a rainy afternoon, we ended up having fun and even learned a few pointers along the way. Set the Mood… Read More

Visiting Cabo San Lucas’ El Arco With Autistic Kids

 Cabo San Lucas is one of the best destinations when cruising the Mexican Rivera., made famous back in the 1980’s by the popular  Love Boat TV series. For first time families traveling with kids that aren’t strong swimmers and can’t snorkel, a glass bottom boat tour to the iconic El Arco’s (Land’s End ) where the Sea of… Read More

Sea-trekking in the Cayman Islands

Guest post by Jeffrey Francus                        So what’s the scoop? The frigid water was a sharp contrast to the balmy weather of the Caymans, I thought, stepping into the seas. Soon after plunging, a white, bulky helmet was thrust upon me, necessary apparel to breathe on the ocean… Read More

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