Six Reasons Why We Should All Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, as started by the Autism Society of America. Even though various minorities are celebrated throughout the year; some people don’t see the need to have an Autism Awareness Month.In fact, a few even go as far as to say unkind things about the very concept of having an Autism Awareness… Read More

Flying LATAM Airlines with Autism

    LATAM is an airline that mainly flies to and from South America, so we hadn’t flown with them until we decided to visit Peru. One of the main reasons we chose LATAM was that I had British Airways miles that could be used to cover four tickets round trip from Los Angeles to… Read More

Business Class on Air New Zealand is Luxury Defined

Some people say that the most surprise events make for the best stories, and in our case, our experience with Air New Zealand exemplifies exactly that! We had originally booked a flight from Lisbon to Zürich connecting to LA which ultimately fell through when our Lisbon to Zürich segment flight was late. This change of… Read More

Flying Virgin America with Autism

We recently flew Virgin America out of LAX. Overall, the experience surpassed our expectations in accommodations, entertainment, comfort, and compassion for autism travel.  Booking Process I booked our flights on the Virgin America website, though I ended up having to fly a week earlier than my husband and my son who has autism. All three… Read More

Thirty Tips for Newbie Cruisers with Autism

For anyone considering or already booked on a first-time cruise, here are thirty useful tips to help you get the most out of your cruise experience!   Before You Board Before you board, be sure to get travel insurance. Although there is a doctor on board, they do not take Medicare or other private insurance, so without… Read More

Stress Free Flight with Autism? It Can Be Done!

This month’s question for the “Ask  Margalit’ is one that many parents have struggled with over the years. It is how to have stress-free flights with special needs kids.Though challenging, it is possible to achieve with careful planning. Dear Margalit When I was single  I loved traveling. In fact, before I had children, flying felt… Read More

Family Fun Cruising Aboard Freedom of the Seas

This ship owned and operated by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is the namesake of the cruise line’s Freedom-class. Capable of carrying over five thousand passengers and crew members the ship mostly travels to ports in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.   What Makes it Family Worthy? Filled with family-friendly activities this ship is sure… Read More

Pink’s Los Angeles Iconic Hot Dog House

The Story Behind the Name. Started back in 1939 as a pushcart vendor near the corner of La Brea and Melrose, Pink’s Hot Dogs is an LA institution that has been featured in many movies including the Muppets. In fact, back in the eighties, long before I ever set foot in LA, I remember hearing about… 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

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