• 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… [Continue Reading]

    Remembering Good Times at Cat Cora’s Kouzinna in Walt Disney World
  • As an avid Disney fan our son had been begging to visit the Disney Family Museum for the past year. Last week while attending the “BlogHer 2014” conference in San Jose we finally got the chance to grant his wish and ventured into San Francisco for a tour. The museum run by the Disney family… [Continue Reading]

    Taking the Kids to the Walt Disney Museum San Francisco
  • In the last couple of years, Scotland has become a popular country to visit following Disney’s Brave and now Outlander, the new Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books, set in that country’s Highlands. Scotland has amazing scenery, outdoor activities, old castles, historic battlefields and more so a successful, introductory family visit means balancing activities… [Continue Reading]

    Taking your Kids with Autism to Scotland
  •   The main job of a tour guide is to help travelers explore new places for a few hours, give some insight into what makes these locations unique and introduce  visitors to the  local cuisine and culture. Guides are also expected to show up on time, be courteous at all times and cater (at least… [Continue Reading]

    Ten Tour Guides You Never Want to Meet
  • Food Trucks, or Roach Coaches as they were fondly known, have been indispensable American dining venues for years. With no food ratings back in the day, they were staples next to offices, construction sites and college dorms. One of my early food memory is of my mother warning me against their foods as she was… [Continue Reading]

    The Four Seasons Food Truck food is baaack!

Hotel Reviews

The Family Friendly Sheraton Tel Aviv

family friendly sheraton tel aviv

  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

Perfect for a Layover- the Frankfurt Sheraton Towers Hotel

Perfect for a Layover- the Frankfurt Sheraton Towers Hotel

  Travelers at the Sheraton  Towers Frankfurt Airport can choose from 1008 beautiful rooms and suites. This high-rise hotel is conveniently located across the street from the airport and it is within walking distance of the nearest train station. Staying at this location is an ideal solution for those that have long layovers or that… Read More

Review of The JW Marriott Bucharest Executive Lounge

Review of The JW Marriott Bucharest Executive Lounge

How to Obtain Access Marriott Gold Members and those staying in the executive suites have complimentary access to the J W Marriott  Grand Hotel Bucharest Hotel Executive Lounge. Other hotel guests who wish to visit the facility can do so after paying a small upgrade fee. Lounge Location & Views The 8th floor lounge has… Read More

Featured Destinations

Taking the Kids to the Walt Disney Museum San Francisco

Taking the Kids to the Walt Disney Museum San Francisco

As an avid Disney fan our son had been begging to visit the Disney Family Museum for the past year. Last week while attending the “BlogHer 2014” conference in San Jose we finally got the chance to grant his wish and ventured into San Francisco for a tour. The museum run by the Disney family… Read More

Taking your Kids with Autism to Scotland

Taking your kid with autism to Scotland

In the last couple of years, Scotland has become a popular country to visit following Disney’s Brave and now Outlander, the new Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books, set in that country’s Highlands. Scotland has amazing scenery, outdoor activities, old castles, historic battlefields and more so a successful, introductory family visit means balancing activities… Read More

Entertaining your child with Autism in the Mall of America

Entertaining your child with Autism in the Mall of America

  Guest post by  Denise Klipsic Ochsendorf As mentioned in my previous post ,a visit to the Great Mall of America can offer  your  kids with autism a fun filled day trip when carefully planned.Here are my tips for  shopping ,entertaimnment,dining and quiet areas if your kid gets overwhelmed.  Shopping in the Mall of America Now, I… Read More

Dining

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

The Four Seasons Food Truck food is baaack!

Four seasons food truck

Food Trucks, or Roach Coaches as they were fondly known, have been indispensable American dining venues for years. With no food ratings back in the day, they were staples next to offices, construction sites and college dorms. One of my early food memory is of my mother warning me against their foods as she was… Read More

Review of our ‘Hollywood Sites & Bites’ Tour

Review of our Hollywood tour sites and Bites

  It is no secret that my son with autism has two favorite past times: movies and food. So when I found the Goldstar.com deal for the Hollywood Sites and Bites Tour with Trish, I hurried to book it for his birthday. Our six person tour started at the iconic Roosevelt hotel that was built… 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

photo-4

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™

Tikko

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

Do you have questions about autism and travel?

I'm Margalit Francus, and I'd love to talk with you.

Why don't we talk on the phone and I'll do my best to answer your questions. Book a no-obligation 20 minute call with me to discuss anything to do with autism and travel.
Book a time