Rita’s Cantina aboard Allure of the Seas

Location Rita’s Cantina is a Mexican themed restaurant aboard Royal Caribbean‘s Allure of the Seas cruise ship. It is located on the ship’s BoardWalk.The deck which is on the ship’s sixth deck aims to replicate a Coney Island boardwalk and boasts a handcrafted carousel, several food venues including a hot dog stand, ice cream place, and… 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

Budget Travel-Flying Air Berlin

We decided to give Air Berlin a try for two reasons: cheap pricing, and the fact they had the only direct flights from Tegel Airport to Berlin, Germany to the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. The direct  flight route was of particular importance to me, as this was the first time when I was… Read More

9 Life Skills Your Child Can Learn from Souvenir Shopping

  Once you experience the world with a child with autism, you realize that there are many daily routines that we take for granted, and we don’t consider how many skills are involved. For children with autism, it can be difficult to learn and generalize certain skills, so every routine can potentially become a learning… Read More

Autism Accommodation Suggestions for the Travel Industry

Anyone who knows me and has spent any time on my website would agree that I advocate traveling with special needs family members. In fact, I wholeheartedly promote it as a great idea. Through trial and error, I have navigated the travel industry and learned many valuable things over the years that have made going… Read More

Review of ‘Around the World in 80 Ways’ Activity Book for Kids

    Australian born, Jane Tara created a winner travel entertainment book for families to enjoy while waiting patiently or less patiently in airports, train stations and beyond.If you are a parent, you know how difficult it can be to entertain kids while traveling and how easily they end up being bored with everything. Whether… Read More

Tips to Booking a Cruise Vacation for Families with Autism

            Many readers have asked me to write about the logistics of cruising for families with autism, so here is the compiled list of  tips to help book  your next cruise vacation. Feel free to print it and pass it on to your friends. Questions to consider before  booking Q1 Do crowds… 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

First Five Things To Do After You Enter Your Cruise Cabin

  After you board the cruise ship, your first instinct is to walk around and explore the different activities and ‘welcome aboard ‘giveaways. Not so fast! Before you relax and start having fun, you really should go to your assigned cabin and check five essential things that may help you enjoy your vacation better. The Five things… Read More

20 Travel Tips my Kids Learned the Hard Way

One of our favorite pastimes, when we return from our vacations, is to get together and compile updated family lists of what we call our top twenty travel tips our kids learned the hard way. This year’s winner details those “defining” moments in travel that taught them valuable lessons. A word of caution before you… Read More

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