Welcome To SpecialGlobe!
SpecialGlobe believes that all families are special. We also know that each family has its own unique demands, especially when traveling with a child with non-typical needs. We created SpecialGlobe, a mobile online resource designed to educate and assist families with research, planning and booking travel experiences that meet their specific needs. Whether you want to explore close to home, discover the beauty and hidden gems in America or add country stamps to your and your child’s passports, we are here to help educate and empower families to see the world.
Message from the Founder and CEO of SpecialGlobe
I was incredibly fortunate as a child and young adult to travel the world. Those experiences had a profound affect on who I am today and how I look at the world. I knew that when I had children of my own that I wanted to give them those same experiences. After my first child was born, I questioned whether travel would ever be a part of my life again, let alone hers, My daughter, Eliza, was diagnosed with atypical Rett syndrome. Life lost it's color for a moment, but only for a moment, as I made the decision to never let the diagnosis define my daughter or the life that she would live. Today, Eliza has far surpassed early expectations. She joins her friends on the soccer field, she swims and she even ran a 1.2 mile run to raise money for Rett Syndrome. And she travels.
The story of how SpecialGlobe came into existence is a magical one. It began when I was awoken in the night to a voice that said “SpecialGlobe”. I went back to sleep but thought of it again in the morning when I woke. I researched the words, but found nothing, I went to GoDaddy and purchased the domain name, still uncertain of where my intuition was leading me. It did not take me long to piece together the message that I'd received, my passion for travel and my personal experience of being a mother to a special needs child. I knew that there were very few resources for families with special needs children who want to travel. Planning a trip would take days of curating information specific to Eliza's needs and I knew that other parents were probably disheartened when it came to planning travel for their families.
I also knew that the fear of undertaking a trip was a direct result of not having the knowledge of what was available and accessible for those with special needs. I was determined to create a trusted resource that offers knowledge and tools that empower special needs families to travel the world and to broaden their lives through travel, art and recreation.
SpecialGlobe has gathered all the information you need on one site to help you create lifelong travel memories for your entire family. SpecialGlobe allows parents the ability to research travel options, create customized trips, and book accessible hotels. Through first-hand travel, SpecialGlobe shares the best locations and experiences for special needs families. We also offer travel Tips & Tricks, Top 10 Lists and useful travel advice. Our itinerary guides include comprehensive information on
special needs travel such as where to stay, where to eat, what activities are available, area hospitals and pharmacies, and so much more.
It is my hope that SpecialGlobe will inspire and empower all families to explore the world. SpecialGlobe is excited to have you join this mission. Your voice is important in this sea of change that we are working to implement around the globe.
Let's start building our travel memories together!
Founder and CEO of SpecialGlobe