Travel Tips & Tricks
Whether it is your 1st or 100th family adventure, here are some tips and tricks to help make travel easier. Picking a destination, packing or navigating the airport, we hope these tips and tricks get you going!
Consider Family Travel Options Year Round
Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school. If you were unable to go on a family vacation this summer don't despair. Family travel is not limited to the summer season. Wonderful memories can be made when traveling as a family in any season.
Key Things to Scope Out Before Traveling with a Special Needs Child
Whether you are planning a day trip or a vacation you want it to be a successful experience for the entire family. When your family includes a special needs child it may be desirable to do a little research before the trip to ensure there are no surprises. Here are some things to scope out before you go.
Tips for Planning Travel for Families with a Child with Special Needs
Family travel and even day trips can be stressful enough for any family, but they can be especially anxiety producing for a family with a child who has special needs. With adequate planning and a bit of flexibility and creativity, your family can enjoy spending time traveling and exploring together while ensuring a smooth experience. Follow these tips to make your next family vacation or day trip a success:
A Few Tips for Traveling with Special Needs Children
Make Sure The Child Knows What's Going to Happen--It's great if the whole family knows all the details, but this is particularly important for the special needs child. If, for example, the family is planning to fly, then answer all the questions ahead of time--from where the luggage goes to what will happen on the plane.
Five Tips for Making a Road Trip Enjoyable for the Entire Family
Summer is a time for road trips. Families often travel to vacation destinations such a the beach or to visit out of town relatives by car. The thought of traveling in a car for a long period of time with children causes anxiety in many adults. Families with a special needs child require additional pre-planning to ensure a successful family vacation. With good planning it is not only possible to survive a lengthy car trip but even enjoy it. Here are five tips for making family travel enjoyable.
Best Travel Experiences Need Not Cost a Fortune
When people think about the perfect vacation, they often think about all the money they would have to spend to have the time of their lives. Yet the best travel experiences don't always cost a fortune. You can have a great time with a special needs child even while sticking to a budget.
Forget About Renting a Car
Not every travel destination requires a car. Many cities have wonderful public transportation systems that are capable of accommodating those with special needs . So don't even bother with renting a car when you're in such a city. Both your wallet and Mother Nature will thank you!
Family Travel Reinforces Classroom Education
A child's educational foundation accrues from a blend of classroom development and firsthand experiences.
Without exception, family travel will unravel the best-planned itineraries with unexpected tummy aches, rashes, and general impatience. But the educational rewards of diverse cultural, historical, and natural experiences will provide an invaluable benefit to your child.
Every family trip has unique requirements based on budget, personalities, health situations, and schedules. However, the following proven tips will enhance the educational takeaways of kid-inclusive travel.
Courage in Traveling: Consider Bringing Helpers
Are you considering taking your first family vacation? Good choice! You will explore a new place and make family memories that will last a lifetime!
For some families the thought of traveling is overwhelming. If this describes your situation you are not alone. It can be hard to manage day to day life in the comfort of your own home sometimes. The thought of trying to maintain harmony and happiness in an unfamiliar location can seem impossible. It isn't though. To have courage in traveling it might be a good idea to bring helpers along on the trip!
From a SpecialGlobe Family Member and Special Needs Sibling
When I was a kid, my parents took us to a large amusement park. Me, my brother, and my
little sister, Amy who has a cognitive special need. We waited in line for hours to go on what was, at the time,
the most popular theme park ride in the country. As we approached the entry a teenager moved to block our way, chewing on his lips as his eyes fixed on my younger sister. "I don't know if she'll be able to handle this," he said
to my mom.
Taking a plane trip with a child with autism spectrum disorder can be stressful. The experience will likely cause anxiety for your child. In addition they will probably experience long lines and loud noises during the unfamiliar process of navigating the airport.
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