Flying on Delta Airline’s Economy with Autism

We recently flew in economy class on a Delta 757D aircraft. Our original plans changed in the 11th hour; here’s a review of our autism travel experience with Delta Airlines without any advance coordination or accommodation.  Booking Process Our flight with Delta began with a booking on United and due unforeseen circumstances we were transferred at the… Read More

JetBlue Airline’s Autism-Friendly Service

When it comes to airlines offering top-notch autism-friendly service, JetBlue has been one of our favorites.We recently had our first opportunity to test their accommodations for ourselves and see exactly how autism-friendly the airline truly is. For many years I’ve been following with interest JetBlue’s efforts to help travelers with autism get accommodations when they… 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

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

Cruise Ship Muster Drills Tips for Autism

In recent years, there have been some emergency situations and even tragedies in the cruise line industry. In June 2015, the deadliest boat disaster in China in almost 70 years occurred when 456 people, mostly older citizens, were on board a cruise when disaster struck, and only 14 passengers survived. In 2010 and 2011, the… Read More

Family Tips for Cruising Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has always been a favorite cruise line with our family. My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon on the now defunct ‘Song of America’ in 1992, and it was aboard ‘Radiance of the Sea’ that our kids enjoyed their first cruise in 2005. After having cruised with Royal Caribbean numerous times over the… Read More

Must Have Items when flying with Autism

This month’s question comes from a Facebook follower, a parent, who is wondering what items are essential to pack when flying with a kid on the autism spectrum. Of course, each kid has his or hers favorite things so my tips will solely focus on the ‘essential items’ in all categories, that should be packed with… Read More

Traveling with Autism? Tips for Successful Road Trips

Every summer questions about car travel seem to top our e-mail inquiries. So, naturally thought I’d share this one as the ‘Ask Margalit’ question of the month.   Dear Margalit, Later this summer for our family vacation we are taking a road trip across five Southern States! I am looking forward to it but also dreading… 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

Five Tips to Survive the Last Day of Your Cruise

 Now that you have survived all of the pre-travel preparation and the actual cruise itself, it’s time to wrap things up and plan for your departure. Just like your pre-travel planning, it is just as important to make a checklist so that you don’t leave anything on the ship or have any problems on the… Read More