Traveling already comes with its own challenges, but if you are the parent of a child with autism, it can make traveling even tougher. After all, not all children with autism like change. Instead, they prefer the comforts of home, their own favorite items and a structured schedule. All of that typically puts the kibosh on any travel plans, but it doesn’t have to.
Before you head out of the country on your next great vacation, you should take time to register your overseas trip with the U.S. State Department.
Why? There is so much unrest going on in the world as well as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. When you’re in a foreign land, it’s comforting to know that you can be reached in case of an emergency or if something is happening back home and your family is trying to reach you.
When you’re traveling to foreign countries, you’ll have to learn about their currency. There are euros, dollars, yen, pounds, franc, krone, and baht…all of these names and their values can start to get confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, we have gathered some tips and apps for you to keep track of the currency exchange while you travel.
For some, it’s hard to fathom why someone would want to travel solo. After all, isn’t it more fun to share the experience with someone else? Of course traveling with a partner has its own rewards, but hitting the open road or exploring a new destination all by yourself has its benefits too!
Travel is fun and exciting and definitely can be educational, but can it improve your life? Of course it can. Here are 5 ways that travel makes your life better:
You experience new cultures. Often times, people are raised in one culture and stick with it for the rest of their lives, rarely venturing out to new places. Taking the time to travel to new countries and experience someone else’s culture can be an eye-opening experience. It can help to broaden your perspective sand realize that there are so many different cultures and worlds and people out there and, although they are different, they are all good people. It can also be a refreshing getaway from the everyday life you are used to, and help get you out of a rut.
If you are a slow walker, use a walker or a wheelchair or have some other form of a disability, do not think that you cannot travel. Millions of travelers have some sort of disability and the hospitality industry works hard at making their destinations accessible. Here are 7 things you should know about traveling with a disability:
Social media has quickly become a staple of modern-day culture. Wherever you go, it seems people are always on their phones, checking Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and so much more. While social media is a great way to check in with friends, share important memories, and catch up on the latest news, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Everyone needs a break from social media sometimes, and especially on vacations. Here are some reasons why you should consider a social media break on your next vacation:
The British Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, and made up of four main islands and some smaller ones. It’s an extremely popular yachting destination, but what does it take to rent a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands?
Consider that before you even get the sailboat you need to travel to the BVIs, so your budget will include roundtrip airfare as well as a couple of days of hotel fares.
Lisa and Edward have dreamed about a trip to Italy. Every time they fly, they do the best they can to save money on airfares. They watch for sales, time their trips to off-peak and comparison shop. That will all change when they fly to Italy. No expense will be spared.
Looking to get away and make some memories with your besties? Even if you have just a few days, you can make some great memories with your BFFs:
Bahamas: The Bahamas are great destination for a great 3-day weekend getaway. The beautiful sights and beaches give you and your friends a chance to relax and get away from all of the stress. With over 700 beaches, it might be hard to imagine how you can fit everything into 3 days. Try out some of the water sports, like parasailing and surfing. Guided snorkeling tours will also give you a chance to see some of the aquatic life of the Bahamas like you never dreamed of. There’s also iconic historical sights, such as the Queen’s Staircase and Blackbeard’s Well. Make sure you don’t leave before taking a rum distillery tour, as the Bahamas are known for their delicious rum.