•   Vienna is a very family friendly city, experientially diverse with great places to explore. Unlike Paris, London and Rome that tend to be the more popular European cities to visit, the Austrian capital has typically less crowds of tourists during the busy summer months; providing touring families with autism a unique opportunity to introduce music… [Continue Reading]

    Top Ten Autism Friendly Travel Spots in Vienna ,Austria
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Marriott Santa Clara on 2700 Mission College is right off the 101 Freeway, close to the California Great America theme park, the new 49ers Levi’s Stadium and the Santa Clara convention center. A favorite with business travelers and sports fans, the hotel is 15 minutes from San… [Continue Reading]

    Family -Friendly stay at the Marriott Santa Clara
  •   Tucked away in the center of Silicon Valley is California’s Great America Park. Now owned by Cedar Fair (who have Knott’s Berry Farm and several other parks across the U.S), originally built in the mid 70’s by the Marriott chain then maintained by Paramount in the 80’s, this Park is filled with family friendly activities as… [Continue Reading]

    Taking the Kids to California’s Great America Theme Park
  •   This week we finally managed to scratch off a bucket list event – Taking our kids to the Minnesota State Fair. The ten day long fair in August, nicknamed “The Great Minnesota Get-Together” is the largest US State fair boasting   1,824.830 visitors this year! The fairgrounds are midway between St Paul and Minneapolis… [Continue Reading]

    Taking your Kids  to the Minnesota State Fair
  •   The Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom that opened its doors in the fall of 2012, is truly a must-dine experience for all visitors but especially for die-hard Disney fans who enjoy themed dining. Our son is a huge Beauty and the Beast fan so we decided to surprise him and take… [Continue Reading]

    Review of Disney’s ‘Be Our Guest Restaurant': Go for the Ambiance – Stay for the Food

Hotel Reviews

Family -Friendly stay at the Marriott Santa Clara

Family -Friendly stay at the Marriott Santa Clara

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Marriott Santa Clara on 2700 Mission College is right off the 101 Freeway, close to the California Great America theme park, the new 49ers Levi’s Stadium and the Santa Clara convention center. A favorite with business travelers and sports fans, the hotel is 15 minutes from San… Read More

Family Friendly Stay at the Crowne Plaza Times Square,NYC

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  This family friendly, 795 room hotel right in the middle of Times Square is a favorite of ours because of its location and good customer service.With multiple eateries like Bond 45 and Carmine’s nearby; several big name attractions such as the Discovery Center, the giant Toys ‘R’Us flagship store; and numerous Broadway theaters all… Read More

The Family Friendly Sheraton Tel Aviv

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  Located on Tel Aviv’s crowded tourist beach promenade, The Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel stands out in both quality and service. The location is perfect for beach goers trying to decide which beach they should try next, or those adventurous enough to try the unique Tel Aviv water pool, the Gordon Swimming Pool. Decor The… Read More

Featured Destinations

Top Ten Autism Friendly Travel Spots in Vienna ,Austria

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  Vienna is a very family friendly city, experientially diverse with great places to explore. Unlike Paris, London and Rome that tend to be the more popular European cities to visit, the Austrian capital has typically less crowds of tourists during the busy summer months; providing touring families with autism a unique opportunity to introduce music… Read More

Taking the Kids to California’s Great America Theme Park

Taking the Kids to The Great America Theme Park

  Tucked away in the center of Silicon Valley is California’s Great America Park. Now owned by Cedar Fair (who have Knott’s Berry Farm and several other parks across the U.S), originally built in the mid 70’s by the Marriott chain then maintained by Paramount in the 80’s, this Park is filled with family friendly activities as… Read More

Taking your Kids to the Minnesota State Fair

Taking your Kids  to the Minnesota State Fair

  This week we finally managed to scratch off a bucket list event – Taking our kids to the Minnesota State Fair. The ten day long fair in August, nicknamed “The Great Minnesota Get-Together” is the largest US State fair boasting   1,824.830 visitors this year! The fairgrounds are midway between St Paul and Minneapolis… Read More

Restaurant Reviews

Taking your kids with Autism to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant

Taking your kids with Autism to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant

As a family living in California, we officially refer to ourselves as ‘Cracker Barrel’ deprived -since the chain doesn’t have any restaurants in our home state. To fuel our obsession with the family-friendly chain, we make a point of visiting every Cracker Barrel restaurant we pass, even if it means in some cases driving out… Read More

Review of Disney’s ‘Be Our Guest Restaurant': Go for the Ambiance – Stay for the Food

Review of Disney's 'Be Our Guest Restaurant': Go for the Ambiance - Stay for the Food

  The Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom that opened its doors in the fall of 2012, is truly a must-dine experience for all visitors but especially for die-hard Disney fans who enjoy themed dining. Our son is a huge Beauty and the Beast fan so we decided to surprise him and take… Read More

Remembering Good Times at Cat Cora’s Kouzinna in Walt Disney World

Remembering Good Times at Cat Cora’s Kouzinna in Walt Disney World

A long time Disney aficionado friend of mine, Nancy Pistorius, had recommended that we give celebrity chef Cat Cora’s Greek-inspired restaurant a try, so on an evening last May, while staying at the Boardwalk Hotel, we wandered into Kouzinna. Greek for ‘kitchen’, Kouzinna is decorated in dark brown artisan furniture. The open-concept restaurant makes you… Read More

Recent Interviews

Q &A with Samantha Burns Founder of Unboundedtravel

Q &A with Samantha Burns Founder of Unboundedtravel

   Sam Burns is a senior at Lely High School in Naples, Florida. Last summer, she attended MIT’s Launch program entrepreneurship  program and designed a travel program tailored to the needs of families affected with autism. Her wish is to revolutionize the way families affected with autism see the world, and the way the world sees them. She… Read More

Q&A with Tony Gross of ‘TalkRocketGo’ mobile app

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TalkRocket Go, the product of Canadian based company MyVoice, is an innovative mobile app for iPads and iPhones that utilizes voice synthesis technology to allow verbal communication for people with autism and brain injuries. Some of the app’s unique features include: “locabularies”–location (GPS) based phrases—and an interactive “support studio” that enables family members or teachers to preprogram and add… Read More

Q&A with Christine Frances Poe of Travelling Tikko™

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Please intoduce us to yor family I live with my husband Brett and our sons Bryce ( 13) and Dorian ( 10) in Burlington, ON. Brett works in transportation and loves jamming with the “Kanuck” band. I’m an entrepreneur working from home.  My passion; advocating for autism.  I love writing , singing, and creating and… Read More

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