Certified Autism Travel Professional

I am so proud to announce that I recently received my Certified Autism Travel Professional credentials from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards! 1 in 68 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder according to the CDC. Only 13% of parents with a child with Autism currently take vacations as a family (survey…

National Plan For Vacation Day

“So much to do, so little time.” Do you find yourself constantly adding to your to do list and never checking off the items on your bucket list? It’s time to change that!  January 30 is National Plan for Vacation Day! Research shows that Americans aren’t using their vacation time, and January 30 is the…

Top 5: Wheelchair Accessible Resorts

With hundreds of resorts to choose from, it can be overwhelming for anyone to choose the right one for their beach vacation. For someone with mobility challenges, it can be even more difficult.  Are there accessible rooms?  Will I be able to get around the resort in my chair?  Are the restaurants accessible?  Can I…

Is Mexico Safe?

Last weekend I helped out at Vincent Vacation’s booth at a Bridal Fair in OKC.  As I was talking to brides (and grooms!) about their honeymoon plans, the same question came up over and over, especially in regards to all inclusive resorts.  IS MEXICO SAFE? My answer was the same for every couple that I…

Top Two Vacation Companies For Children With Special Needs

Traveling with kids can be hard.  Traveling with kids who have special needs can be even more challenging!  There’s a great trend in the travel industry right now to accommodate all who wish to travel, including those with special needs.  As a former School Psychologist, it makes my heart happy to see these companies take…

Cruising With Mobility Challenges

Cruising doesn’t have to be challenging even if you have mobility challenges!  In fact, cruising can be a great option for those who utilize a wheelchair, power chair, or other support.  Most ships are handicap accessible and are able to accommodate special needs. Do your research on the cruise line and the specific ship before…

Mayan Ruins-Know Before You Go, Part 1

Mayan Ruins throughout Mexico and the Caribbean are a very popular excursion for those staying at resorts or cruising.  Through this two part series I will give you my tips for visiting five of the Mayan Ruins I’ve had the privilege of visiting.  In this blog post I will cover Chichen-Itza and Tulum.  In part two,…

7 tips for a great honeymoon

  Our honeymoon is the trip that started it all-our love for travel!  Since that very first trip, we made it a priority to travel together as often as work and finances would allow.  We stayed at a beautiful all-inclusive in the Riviera Maya.  The food was amazing, there was a killer Michael Jackson impersonator…

Why use a travel agent?

What is a travel agent and why do I need one? Utilizing a travel agent may seem as old-fashioned as suitcases without wheels, but rest assured that travel agents are a significant part of the travel industry.  Travel agents and consultants provide an invaluable, and often free, service to ensure that your vacation, honeymoon, or…