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

Taking the Catalina Eco Friendly Jeep Tour with Kids

Catalina Island sits off the coast of California, lying within LA County. It was originally settled by the Pimuvit, who called the island Pimu. It has a history of trading ownership between Spain, Mexico, and the United States as well as for its use in illegal trades and activities such as smuggling. William Wrigley Jr… Read More

City Sightseeing with San Francisco’s Hop On Hop Off Bus

Many movies set in San Francisco will show a Hop On Hop Off bus at some point – a brightly colored, usually red bus where riders can sit on top and take pictures of famous attractions while listening to a tour guide. These buses run through Downtown  San Francisco, showing passengers areas like Union Square… Read More

Exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hollywood’s Universal Studios

Many young people grew up with J KRowlings’ Harry Potter, and the next generation is quickly getting to know this fantastical world of magic and wizardry. The main series spans seven books, eight movies, and a recently welcomed prequel titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Hence it was only a matter of time until theme parks… 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

Our Tips for Minimizing Travel Anxiety with Autism

  As a parent or caregiver, we are always looking for ways to minimize travel anxiety. The best way to do that is to identify one’s child’s anxiety triggers before, during and after travel and then seek to find suitable accommodations or solutions to eliminate these triggers.   Here are some factors and questions to consider before… Read More

Fourteen Tips for Preventing Sensory Meltdowns at Disney World

Disney World with its five parks is vast, and there’s so much to experience. No parent wants to deal with a meltdown on vacation, let alone at Disney World where admission tickets are so pricey. In reality, chances are the intense activities of theme parks might kids with autism into sensory overload. To help parents mitigate such… Read More

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