The Good, Bad and Ugly Sides to the United Dragging Incident

This past week, we were all reminded how stressful flying has become in the past few years. If invasive TSA checks and minimal leg space weren’t enough of a deterrent, this week’s story about a passenger forcibly dragged out of a United plane may change some people’s perspectives. Clearly, there will be multiple investigations and lawsuits… Read More

Airline offers to ‘bump you off ‘a flight? Grab it!

Nowadays it’s becoming more commonplace for airlines to overbook. These companies then try to persuade some travelers to take a different flight due to filled seats.  Throughout our years of travel, we’ve been approached many times to volunteer to be ‘bumped off’ but never agreed to it.   We typically book specific seats far ahead… Read More

Family Friendly Activities Aboard the Carnival Imagination

When we first booked our recent trip with Carnival, we were not expecting the cruise to focus on family friendly activities. We were on an older ship in the middle of the school year, and the cruise initially struck us as an adult getaway. To our pleasant surprise, we couldn’t have been more wrong. This… Read More

Our Ocean View Cabin Aboard Carnival Imagination

The Carnival Imagination is one of Carnival’s many Fantasy class cruise ships, capable of holding over two thousand passengers in over a thousand cabins. The ship was built in Finland, sent out on the first of July in 1995. This ship takes passengers on short, three to four day long cruises from Long Beach California… Read More

How the Electronic Ban will affect Traveling with Autism

Much as been said in the past few days about the new reveal electronic ban that the UK and US have put into effect. Since its reveal on  March 20th, 2017, many have spoken for and mostly against the new regulations. It even has a trending Twitter hashtag at #electronicban! For the few people who… Read More

Celebrating Dr. Seuss at Sea aboard the Carnival Imagination

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Suess, was a man of many talents. He was a writer, artist, cartoonist, animator, and publisher who took on the “Dr. Seuss” pen name during his college years at Dartmouth and Oxford. Though he started his career as a scathing political cartoonist and illustrator for advertisements, he is… Read More

Our Balcony Cabin on Harmony of the Seas

We recently went on a cruise to the Bahamas on one of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas inaugural sails. This vessel is the world’s largest passenger cruise ship, capable of carrying over five thousand passengers. We stayed in a balcony cabin on the sixth deck -6212 during our journey. What Makes it Family Worthy? Royal Caribbean prides itself… Read More

The Autism Friendly Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas of the Royal Caribbean International is the world’s largest passenger ship at 226,963 GT. The ship carries over two thousand rooms and can house over five thousand guests. We were lucky to be hosted on one of Harmony’s inaugural voyages as part of Royal Caribbean’s advisory committee for autism travel. Embarkation On… Read More

Common Cruising Misconceptions for Parents of Kids with Autism

Traveling parents of children with autism often have many concerns over cruising. However, many common concerns are either unfounded or easily remedied. Here are some cruising concerns we frequently hear about and how families can navigate them and enjoy cruising.   Cabin is too Small for my Child The average inside cabins encompass about 160… Read More

Twelve Tips for Keeping a Cruise Cabin Tidy

      Cruise ship cabins are notoriously small on average. However, they are built to house families of three-four members for a couple of days in relative comfort. Parents should try to make the best of the limited space and accommodations by packing well and by organizing the space in such a way that… Read More

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