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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 families have an older child with whom they...

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Mayflower Park Hotel and Seattle Hit Sweet Spot for Teens and Tweens

There are many well-known toddler attractions in Seattle, but once this verdant, hip city gets into your blood, you will want to keep returning even as your kids outgrow the Children's Museum and Pacific Science Center.  If you want your kids to really feel all grown-up,...

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New York City Looks Good To The Blind

Sightseeing in New York City is surprisingly compatible with traveling with the vision impaired. Sidewalks often have raised bumps, tactile cues that you are reaching the end at the curb. And though midtown sidewalks can be crowded and intimidating for even the sighted visitor, new pedestrian walkways in busy neighborhoods like Times Square allow everyone to stroll without fear of getting hit by a...

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Advice For Travelers With Diabetes

Many travelers with diabetes worry about storing, packing, and transporting their medication and supplies when flying. The good news is that insulin does not need to be stored in the fridge. It keeps for up to a month without refrigeration, so unless you are going on a very long trip, you are good to go. However, there are other considerations for travelers with diabetes,...

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Theme Parks Try to Accommodate the Disabled

Physically disabled travelers may be limited in their destination and activity options, but they often laud theme parks for their special accommodations. It’s not just permanently disabled guests who need these services. A kid could break a leg before a long-planned theme park vacation, or a grandparent who becomes overwhelmed by walking great distances could require a wheelchair for a day or...

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Three Days In Family-Friendly Copenhagen, Denmark

Castles, museums, and sightseeing boat tours await you in this Denmark city, making it a great place to bring children if you have a weekend to visit.On our recent "Denmark Bicycling Trip" with Backroads (800/GOACTIVE), we thought it would be a good idea to arrive a couple of days early, to overcome jet lag. Little did we know that for our 3, 8, and...

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Just the Two of Us: Amelia Island, Florida

A mom and daughter explore the beauty of Florida's Amelia Island on an outing designed just for the girls.A mom and daughter explore the beauty of Florida's Amelia Island on an outing designed just for the girls. As a travel writer, I've traveled extensively alone, with my entire family, and with one or both of my older daughters.  In June, I had an opportunity to visit...

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Europe Cycling

Avid bicyclists pack up the kids and the Burley trailers for an escorted ride across Denmark that gives new meeting to the word "deluxe." When I was a child, my mother rode me around on the back of her bicycle and regaled me with tales of a bicycle trip she'd taken through Holland and England. Once I was old enough, I rode my own bicycle, and then went on a number of cycling...

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