Hotel Reviews

Family Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Family Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  We chose to stay at the Yacht Club as the five-story, 630-room resort, is conveniently located along Crescent Lake across from Disney’s hotel and the restaurant-packed Boardwalk. It is close to the two theme parks we love the most; Epcot is within walking distance and Hollywood Studios a short boat ride away. Completed in 1990,… Read More

Family Fun at the Apple Farm Inn,San Luis Obispo

Family Fun at the Apple Farm Inn,San Luis Obispo

  The Apple Farm Inn—located at 2015 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, California— is a member of California’s Boutique Hotel Collection and a family friendly gem in Central California.Situated conveniently right off the 101 freeway the quaint Victorian-style hotel offers primarily inn rooms (large rooms, suites, and indoor corridors) and trellis court rooms. Smaller rooms and… Read More

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

Featured Destinations

How Autism Friendly are Disney’s Character Breakfasts?

How  Autism Friendly are  Disney's  Character Breakfasts?

   Our question of the week is from @Daisysmom and it concerns Disney’s Character Breakfast. @Daisysmom writes: We’re going to Disney World next month and staying at a Disney hotel in the resort. I was told by our travel agent that we should take our daughter to their character breakfast. Our daughter with autism is five, loves everything… Read More

Family Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Family Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  We chose to stay at the Yacht Club as the five-story, 630-room resort, is conveniently located along Crescent Lake across from Disney’s hotel and the restaurant-packed Boardwalk. It is close to the two theme parks we love the most; Epcot is within walking distance and Hollywood Studios a short boat ride away. Completed in 1990,… Read More

Top Ten Family Friendly sites to explore in Israel

Top Ten Family Friendly sites to explore in Israel

    My family and I have traveled to Israel on a number of occasions and for such an old country, it actually has so much ‘new’. It is a land that appeals to tourists from all walks of life and one is guaranteed a unique sensory experience  for families with autism from North to… 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 Meghan Mulvenna of Special Travelers.com

Q&A with Meghan  Mulvenna of Special Travelers.com

When and how did you think of creating your organization and who would benefit from its service? I had begun traveling with families early on in my career, as a respite provider. I was attracted to supporting such ‘real-world’ experiences for children and families, outside of the educational settings. Then in 2007, I accompanied a… Read More

Q&A with Tawanna Browne Smith, editor of MomsGuide to Travel.com

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  Tawanna Browne Smith is the editor of MomsGuideToTravel.com, a site that provides parents with strategies to help reduce the stress of family travel while also promoting destinations for them to explore . Originally from Brooklyn, NY she now resides in Maryland with her husband and two boys, and is a contributor to USA TODAY and  the TravelChannel.com.We were… Read More

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

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