{special needs travel review} Rydin Hi ranch in the Adirondacks, New York

donkey on a fence

I recently traveled to upstate New York with my family for a week at the Rydin Hi Ranch. We had a great time, but I thought I’d share a few things I learned and did while we were there, in case you are thinking of visiting Rydin Hi with your kids, particularly if they have […]

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what I’m missing out on this weekend~ #WyndhamWeekends

wyndham breakfast

This weekend I was supposed to be in northern New Jersey, spending the weekend with a few blogging buddies at the Hamilton Park Wyndham Hotel. But, first I had trouble finding a spot for the dogs, then I had a major car issue…the planets and the moon and the stars just weren’t aligning for us […]

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health and safety vacation tips for families {with special needs}

vacation tips for families with disabilities

We are just beginning the busy season for family vacations. Since my youngest is entering kindergarten in the fall, we join the herds and the masses this year…having to vacation when everyone else does. Before this year, we always took advantage of the lower costs and fewer crowds of the off-seasons or shoulder-seasons. Not this […]

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{special needs travel review} NYC and Amtrak~surprising disability friendly

One of those images I will treasure forever!

This past Saturday, my mother-in-law and I took my two boys on Amtrak to New York City. It was to celebrate my younger son’s birthday, to check off an item on my travel bucket list for them and most importantly…to have a fun day in NYC. I wanted to do a recap and offer some […]

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“Museum Stories” at the Academy of Natural Sciences Offer Assistance to Visiting Children on the Autism Spectrum


PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2014) — For people on the autism spectrum, going to an unfamiliar place can be challenging. And since, according to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in 88 children is affected by autism, it is a significant issue that the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is leading the way […]

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Sesame Place events for Winter 2014

Click to see all the winter events at Sesame Place.

Is Sesame Place open in the winter? Yes! Most people don’t realize that Sesame Place is sort-of open just about year-round. Yes, it is! Really! We went there for New Year’s Eve 2013 for the fireworks and grand finale of sorts…and the park itself won’t open until Spring of 2014. But, there are still fun […]

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List of 2014 Free Days at National Parks

national parks logo

Happy 2014! Every year the National Park Service designates days when all of the national parks are free. Many of them are free all the time anyway, but many are not. Of the 400+ national parks only about a quarter of them charge a fee. The first free day is coming up really soon. January […]

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family and special needs tips for visiting PA Farm Show

brian at farm show

While we are in the throes of the holiday season, I also have my eye on one other thing……..the PA Farm Show! It’s always the first full week in January, which falls pretty early this year. The 2014 PA Farm Show is January 4  to 11. We’ve gone every year for the past six or […]

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