VACATIONS AREN'T A LUXURY, THEY'RE A
We live in a world where being busy is the norm. We rush to work every day. We rush to get the kids to school, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and anything else they are involved in. Of course, then we have to clean the house, make a healthy dinner, and tackle everything else on our growing to-do lists.
It’s exhausting and unsustainable!
I have done everything listed above within the same day forever. My morning begins with me taking my son to school. Then I work until it is time to pick my son up to take him to a therapy appointment and then swim lessons or whatever else is on the list for the day. A thirty-minute meal usually saves the day when everyone is starving and before I know it, we are all in bed sound asleep.
There is a solution to all this madness! Here at Lily and Magnolia Travel, I help you create autism-friendly vacations. These family vacations will allow you to recharge your batteries and connect with your family on a deeper level.
I know you may be thinking that you cannot possibly travel with a family member who has autism. But I guarantee that you can, despite the level of complexity that seems to be added to the vacation. I can help you figure out the logistics and answer all those burning questions you have.
You know, the ones that include:
What about their routine?
What about therapy appointments?
Can medical equipment be taken on vacation? If so, how?
How can I help a family member with autism when we are on vacation?
You will never be alone when it comes to autism family vacations! I’m a Travel Advisor, as well as a Certified Autism Travel Professional. That means I will find autism-friendly hotels and resorts for every vacation you take. You will travel with autism-friendly airlines and go on autism-friendly cruises. And your vacation will be packed with autism-friendly activities!
I will always put your family’s needs first when planning a memorable and accommodating vacation. This will ensure that every trip you take will strengthen the connections you have with your family.
Aloha, I'm Dina!
I am a Travel Advisor and the mother of two wonderful, free-spirited boys. I am also the spouse of an active duty service member. I completely understand how real-life can get in the way when it comes to travel. You are too busy to squeeze one more thing into your day or the budget just isn’t making it possible. Planning a vacation can be stressful, but what if I told you it didn't have to be?
There was a time I thought our travels were over. My oldest son was diagnosed with autism and I couldn’t imagine traveling and meeting his needs. However, my way of thinking changed when my son ASKED me to plan a trip to the National Mall in Washington DC. It was at that time that I realized we could still travel anywhere we wanted to with a few modifications along the way.
Yes, vacation planning can be overwhelming and sometimes scary. But with my help, it doesn't have to be. I work with you as a travel advisor to book and plan autism-friendly vacations that will create long-lasting memories for your family.
Curious to learn more?