Updated: 6 days ago
Hi, I’m Dina Farmer, Founder of Lily and Magnolia Travel. And I’m here to introduce you to my new podcast.
Traveling with kids of any age can be difficult, and traveling with special needs adds even more challenges. With those challenges comes frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed thinking about all that travel planning. Very often work, school, therapy appointments, and swim lessons suck up all of our time in planning family vacations. By the time we start our vacation, we’re absolutely exhausted! We might even feel a little guilty to miss a therapy or two! This is why I started Lily and Magnolia Travel, to help special needs families travel the world more easily. As the mother of a child with autism, I understand the unique challenges that happen during traveling. It shouldn’t be stressful to plan a vacation and with my help, it won’t be. I’m a Certified Autism Travel Professional and I help families with special needs navigate the unique challenges presented when traveling so they can experience a memorable and magical vacation. This means, that I take care of all the travel planning from helping you navigate the airport, finding special needs accommodating hotels, tours, and right even down to a packing list to help you travel more easily with your special needs loved one.
I believe travel is for learning, exploring, and strengthening family bonds, but sometimes it can do quite the opposite. On this podcast, I will be exploring these challenges and talking about how I can help reduce stress during planning a family vacation, especially for a family with special needs. I want your trip to solidify family bonds and create joy-filled memories that minimize the stress of traveling.
I’ll have guests on the show talking with me about a variety of topics, such as using the DAS at Disney, navigating flying with special needs, and of course, some of my favorite topics…. Disney and Hawaii!