Review of Laura Vickers “Flying to see Janet’ book

Laura Vickers’  book ‘Flying to see Janet’ is by far the best book I have seen about travel written for younger kids with autism. Over the past decade, I have seen multiple books that have tried to address the topic of autism and travel some more successful than others but most didn’t  manage to describe… Read More

Three solutions to problems encountered on the Carnival Magic

As avid cruisers, we have sailed multiple times for the past decade aboard Carnival cruise ships. Over the years, the company’s  understanding and accommodations of our needs have been an inconsistent blend of hits and misses. That was the case until last year. Our 2011  Mediterranean cruise aboard the Magic exposed serious flaws in crew training… Read More

Brunch at Scarpetta Beverly Hills California

We celebrated our son’s birthday at Scarpetta Beverly Hills last week. It was our first time trying out the restaurant mini-chain with locations in New York, Miami, Washington and Las Vegas. The brunch usually priced at sixty-eight dollars was discounted down to thirty-nine plus 20% service charge with a Travelzoo.com local deals coupon. The usual non-alcoholic breakfast… Read More

Q&A with Yumi Yasuyama of ‘Adventures in Autism’

  Yumi Yasuyama lives in Aichi-Ken, Kariya City, Japan and is a mother to two sons, one of which (Aki) has autism and ADHD.She and her husband Junichi love to travel with their kids and share their family adventures on their Facebook page called-Adventures in Autism. In this interview, Yumi sheds light on what motivates them… Read More

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