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10 Tips For Vacationing With A Child Who Has Autism

For the parent of a child or close relative on the autism spectrum, 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 with companions who have autism and other special psychological needs. I interviewed Ilene, the mother of two boys (a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old with autism), who shared...

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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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Connecticut Family Attractions

The surprising state of Connecticut provides the entire Northeast with weekends full of New England charm, waterside restaurants, parks, mountain trails, museums and crafts shopping. But families can plan a week-long excursion or a road trip to see even more.  An easy drive from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut is separated into five...

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Free Family Fun In New York’s Greater Niagara Region

A fun, cheap, scenic alternative to more mainstream road trips - tour western New York state's Jello Museum, farms, minor league games, theme parks and so much more.This summer, when travelers are staying closer to home and spending less on leisure activities, we've discovered that the regions surrounding the really famous tourist attractions are usually a better value. The Greater Niagara...

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Kids Camps For Children With Special Needs

Family vacations can incorporate supervised overnight camp programs noted in our roundup that are specially designed to be fun for kids with physical and/or mental disabilities. 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. ...

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Family Hotels Learn To Monetize The Family Market

Travel Trends, October 1, 2009: Five years after first examining family hotels and family resorts, FTFc discovers even more investment in themed hotel rooms and children's programs around the world.Travel Trends, October 1, 2009: Five years after first examining family hotels and family resorts, FTFc discovers even more investment in themed hotel rooms and children's programs around the world.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico Hotels and Resorts

Explore the little known Isla Mujeres (Island of Women), less than 10 miles from Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, where family rooms cost under $100 nightly.Mexico has been a leading destination for years, with many resorts and beautiful locales, making it hard to find quiet, family-friendly beach getaways  among the tourist hot spots and party palaces. If that's what you seek, Isla Mujeres...

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Punzabo Winner Feels At Home in China (June 2009)

The winner of the June 2009 Punzabo Award (and $100) is Sara Portesan. Her story, “At Home in China,” was the highest rated article on travelBIGO for the month of June. In her story, Sara discusses her trip to China with a friend’s family, where she learned how different our two cultures are, and how some things,...

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Punzabo Winner Feels At Home in China

The winner of the June 2009 Punzabo Award (and $100) is Sara Portesan. Her story, “At Home in China,” was the highest rated article on travelBIGO for the month of June. In her story, Sara discusses her trip to China with a friend’s family, where she learned how different our two cultures are, and how some things,...

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Reviving the Over Mountain Victory Trail

A park I’ve been to was the Over Mountain Victory Trail of North Carolina. I visited a portion of the trail, but there is only a portion available. This is sad to me because of all the great time periods in America, my favorite is the Revolutionary War. This trail is where the North Carolinians walked from Virginia to South Carolina, where they battled the British on Kings Mountain. I like...

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How We Can Save Grand Teton National Park

When I see or even think about a national park, it is like no other feeling I've ever had. A national park is like a special cabinet that contains memories that are filled with truly special natural treasures. When you see a picture of a national park on post card, on TV or in a movie, you will probably say, "Wow! That is beautiful!" But actually being at a national park and seeing it in person...

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Preserving National Parks For Future Generations

National parks are important to me because they help to preserve valuable land, protect the habitats of animals and protect our heritage. National parks are all so different, offering everything from grassy and wavy, to rocky, to mountains, lakes and rivers to coastlines. They help animals stay alive, healthy and safe and help people to appreciate nature. Another reason parks are...

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Star Trekking: MTV’s Real World Cancun Suite Now Open at Mexico Resort

Have you been watching the new season of the Real World: Cancun? Well then you must have noticed the amazing suite the roommates are staying in at the Melia Resort ME Cancun (52/998-881-2500, Boulevard Kukulkan, km. 12 Cancun, Mexico 77500) in Mexico's Quintana Roo state. The suite that will undoubtedly become infamous as the...

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Travel Off The Beaten Path On Your Next Vacation

Are you tired of all the cliched vacation spots in the U.S.? If you're looking for fun-filled family vacations to new and exciting domestic destinations, then we have the book for you! Off the Beaten Path is a large format, coffee table size travel guide featuring all the eccentric, unknown, and under-appreciated destinations across the 50 states, ranging from historic...

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