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Special Needs Destinations And Programs For Travelers

There are many special needs travel options, both to snow and sand vacation resorts, that offer fun for the whole family, including those with physical or mental disabilities or special dietary needs. In order to assist those interested in disability travel, we have compiled a list of destinations and travel resources that focus on leaving home with companions who...

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Favorite Clearwater Beach Family Resorts

Clearwater Beach, halfway between St. Petersburg and Tampa with about 4,000 hotel rooms, has become so popular that it was named #1 Beach in the US and #7 Beach in the World by the 2017 TripAdvisor Readers Choice Awards. Clearwater delivers a great family beach experience because it’s cheaper than Florida’s East Coast beaches; and it’s on the Gulf of Mexico which is calmer, shallower and therefore,...

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10 Tips For Traveling With Special Needs Kids

Disability expert Lisa Simmons shares empowering advice with families whose travel needs are extra special. Most parents will tell you that successful family traveling takes planning. Traveling with a special needs child takes even more preparation, but is sure to create wonderful families memories for everyone. Here are some tips to help make your adventure a true success. 1. Be Brave! Many...

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Santa Sightings Guaranteed to Bring Holiday Cheer

No matter how old you are or how skeptical you may be about Santa Claus and his role in the winter holidays, it seems that everyone enjoys seeing him on their holiday travels. Thanks to our colleagues in public relations, we can share some of his more exceptional appearances. They’re so much fun, in fact, that you may want to vacation alongside him. And for those who prefer a staycation,...

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A Quantum Leap In Cruising From Royal Caribbean

“Good, better, best,” is how Dhani Jones, Quantum of the Seas’ Experience Advisor for Sports & Fitness, talks about making smart food choices, and it’s an apt description of a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s latest journey-maker. Since I was only onboard for a two-night press preview, “better and better” is what I imagine this extraordinary ship will become.Good...

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Ten Tips For Vacationing With A Child Who Has Autism

As the fastest growing developmental disorder, autism has become a mainstream topic among travel professionals and families looking for an adaptive vacation.  For the parent of a child or close relative with autism, many questions come up each day, even more so when trying to plan a family vacation. That's why we thought one mother's words of wisdom could help those traveling...

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Traveling With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Parents with children on the autism spectrum know better than most that family vacations are, by their very nature, a break from routine. But what do you do when routine is what your child requires? This is the dilemma faced by families traveling with children with disorders on the autism spectrum, and is made all the more poignant when the families have an older child...

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Autism Explores Helps Children Overcome Travel Anxiety

Kevin Tamosaitis is a severly autistic, non-verbal 14-year-old whose father, Richard Tamosaitis became Kevin’s primary caregiver. Before he lost his fight with cancer, Richard Tamosaitis’ last wish was to move his family to Thailand so that Kevin could receive affordable and nurturing around-the-clock care support surrounded by his wife Priya’s extended family.  Priya...

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San Antonio Playground Adapts To Special Needs

Morgan's Wonderland, a new 25-acre, fully accessible park in northeast San Antonio, Texas, opened to the public in april 2010, and to rave reviews.Morgan's was built by philanthropist Gordon Hartman, father of a special needs daughter, who is dedicated to helping people with special needs enjoy themselves. Morgan's Wonderland, a new...

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Kids Camps For Children With Special Needs

Family vacations can incorporate supervised overnight camp programs specially designed to be fun for kids with physical and/or mental challenges.With so many camps to choose from, it can be difficult to find the one that's right for your child's individual needs. Below is a list of special needs residence camps in Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Texas and in Canada.  Each provides diverse...

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