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

Taking your Kids with Autism to Scotland

In the last couple of years, Scotland has become a favorite country to visit following Disney’s Brave and now Outlander, the new Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books, set in that country’s Highlands. Scotland has fantastic scenery, outdoor activities, old castles, historic battlefields so a successful, initial family visit should boast an itinerary that… 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

Top Autism Travel Spots in Bucharest

Neatly tucked away in the eastern part of Europe is a worthy, slow-paced but fun, family vacation destination. In Bucharest, one can enjoy and admire the unique architecture, outdoor interactive museums, as well as embark on delightful culinary adventures of traditional Romanian cuisine.   Herăstrău Park On the northern side of the city is an… Read More

Taking the Kids to Dracula’s Castle

During our last summer’s trip to Romania, we decided to take our kids to visit what is known as  Dracula’s  Castle, located in the sleepy village of Bran a few miles outside the town of Brasov.   Despite the clever marketing associating this castle with Dracula, we did not encounter any ghouls or blood-sucking vampires during… Read More

5 Reasons to Visit Romania with Family

  In the month since returning from our summer vacation abroad, I’ve been approached by several friends requesting information about our Romanian vacation. In fact, it seems that people are finally starting to take notice of a beautiful Baltic country that has been off the holiday destination radar for years. I’m convinced that in the… Read More

Are Disney’s Magicbands use-friendly?

Last May when we visited Disneyworld as part of the Travelingmom.com Influencers’ retreat, we were among the first to ‘test drive’ their new MagicBands during the system’s Magic Plus event. The band is Disney’s attempt to create an all-in-one digital device that can be used both in the theme parks as well as within the… Read More

Visiting D-Day Normandy Beaches With Kids

Today June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of what has come to be known as D-Day. On this day in 1944, the Allied forces composed of US, Canadian UK, and French soldiers landed simultaneously on five adjacent beaches in Normandy and launched a massive attack on the German army strategically barricaded behind a series of… Read More

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