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

A Memorable Stay at the JW Marriott Cusco Peru

Since 1984 when the first JW Marriott opened, the brand has been known for its service quality, exquisite dining and lodging excellence in many countries all over the world. In 2012, the chain opened yet another luxurious property in Esquina de la Calle Ruinas y San Agustin Cusco, Peru. Over 11,000 feet above sea level, it… 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

Cruising Oasis of the Seas with Autism

  In October 2015, I participated in the “TBEX at Sea” conference. It was held on the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship which impressively weighs in at over 225 thousand tons, and is over one thousand feet in length! She had her maiden voyage in December 2009 and still continues to provide a… Read More

Chicago’s Rock and Roll McDonalds

  Located at 600 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois, this Rock and Roll McDonald’s also nicknamed the 50Th McDonald’s after the company’s gold anniversary celebrations were held on the premises. We stopped by for a quick lunch and family visit to explore the fast food museum after we had read about it in a couple of… Read More

The National Autism Association Conference-Should You Go?

Our reader, Sarah Watson, couldn’t have chosen a better time to ask this month’s question since the National Autism Association Conference is right around the corner, and just like her, other parents are considering whether they should attend the conference or not. Dear Margalit, My name is Sarah Watson, and I’m a single mother living in Houston,… Read More

The Autism Friendly Tradewinds Island Resort

Location The four-star Tradewinds  Island Resort famous for its motto ‘Just Let Go‘ is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida and features 585 rooms and suites. The resort compiled of two sister hotels–the Guy Harvey Outpost and the Island Grand  Resort, overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is feet away from the sandy beach. Guests The… Read More

Is St Pete’s Dali Museum Fun for Kids?

Celebrating Salvador Dali, the Dali Museum located at ‪One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, Florida, contains some of the artist’s best works that give visitors a comprehensive insight into his life and art.  Though this may not sound like the best place to take kids, especially with autism, an afternoon visit may chance your mind. Children… Read More

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