This week it was announced the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) welcomed Beaches Resorts to the family of internationally-recognized Certified Autism Centers (CAC) following staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training within each of their three Kids Camp facilities in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. Additionally, each of Beaches Resorts’ Kids Camp team members have received an Autism Certificate (AC) having successfully completed a demanding training program that better equips them to welcome families with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
If you have a trip to Walt Disney World resorts planned for the Spring or Summer there are some exciting new attractions and experiences that have recently opened or launching very soon!
The Royal Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside were undoubtedly created from the dreams of every Disney fan. While planning a trip to Walt Disney World, paying the additional $30/night to stay in the Royal room wasn’t even a question. As soon as I saw the headboards that light up with fireworks I was sold, but there is so much more to this room for Disney lovers!
One of the most iconic buildings in New York City, the Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue at 33rd Street. It makes appearances in almost every movie and TV show produced in the city and shines like a star from almost every corner of midtown Manhattan.
American parents aren’t exactly strangers to the many ways parenting is made more difficult by certain companies, organizations, and establishments. Yet few are prepared for the hassle that is TSA. Far from baby-friendly, the security at airports have, historically, made traveling with infants more complicated than it needed to be.
Taking the kids out of school to travel is always something I stand behind because they will always learn more from what they see than what they hear about. In October my son accompanied me on a work trip to the Big Apple and one of the things I was excited to do with him was show him some of the city’s incredible museums. We are a huge fan of the Night At The Museum movie franchise so stopping by the American Museum Of Natural History was tops on our list.
Located North of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, the Turks And Caicos islands has been a favorite for our family for many years. Boasting some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen, welcoming locals and incredible cuisine, they are the perfect destination for vacationing families.
Our family has been lucky to stay at a few resorts on the island, but in September we spent 4 days at Beaches – the island’s crown jewel.
A new report from the University of Michigan C. S. Mott Children’s National Poll suggests that some parents may overlook safety risks to their kids during travel. Common safety measures like using car seats may be allowed to slide during taxi, Uber and shared rides. The poll also identified other risks, including preventing easy access to medications, cleaning supplies, and even weapons at the places these travelers were staying.
Even though we often do video, we don’t ‘vlog’. This week while I was in New York City with my son he asked me if we could vlog the trip. He loves watching some of the Youtubers that document their daily life and wanted to me to create a video of his day. We had a lot planned so I agreed as a memento of his first trip to the big apple!
For as long as I can remember our family has travelled together. Through countless camping trips, cruises and day trips, there have always been aunts and uncles, friends and grandparents with us to experience each adventure as a team. For me, it’s the only way to travel. Having my parents there to see my kids snorkel for the first time, experience new activities and learn about the world is very important to me.
During our recent trip to the mouse house we added Memory Maker to our vacation. Initially, I hoped to just get a few photos of the whole family, but what we ended up with was so much more.