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.
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.
To have a stress free air travel experience takes a lot of planning. In addition to taking the necessary steps to minimize the stress, you need to be flexible and have a positive attitude when it comes to handling any obstacles that may come your way.
Do you want to play on the same courses that Phil Mickelson or Rory McIlroy do? Playing 18 holes on some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world can make for a fabulous vacation. Here are fore, er four, golf courses where you must play.
Located in Pebble Beach, California, this golf course has been the number one selection on Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses since they started their list back in 2003. It’s easy to see why, with nine holes located high above the Pacific surf. Golf Digest describes the other holes as “Pebble’s sixth through eighth are golf’s real Amen Corner, with a few Hail Mary’s thrown in over an ocean cove on eight from atop a 75-foot-high bluff.” You will walk the same par 72 course that the legendary golfers Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Crenshaw have walked, and won.
Happy Birthday to The National Park Service, which turns 100 on August 25, 2016. If you haven’t visited the parks yet, or it’s been awhile, now is a great time to get there, tour and take part in the festivities.
The National Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. Yellowstone National Park was established by an Act signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, as the nation’s first national park. There are currently 400 national parks available to visit, so whether you’re embarking on a staycation or you’re traveling the country, there’s one to see. Every year, more than 300 million people visit the parks.
Waterproof phone case: Have you ever gotten water in your phone, and then maybe had to put it in a bowl of rice or, unfortunately, have to get a new phone altogether? The Waterproof Phone Case from Overboard in Surrey, England, solves that problem. It comes in sizes for both the Android and iPhone and you can even take calls while your phone is safely sealed within the waterproof case. So get in that pool or ocean because you won’t miss a thing.
This year marks the 115th anniversary of the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal received by Guglielmo Marconi and he received it at Signal Hill in St. John, Newfoundland Canada. On a clear day you can see views of the Atlantic as well as Newfoundland and even find icebergs. Then head on over to the Admiralty House Communications Museum which was constructed in 1915 by the Marconi Telegraph Co. during the First World War as the top secret H.M. Wireless Station for the British Royal Navy. According to the website, it’s now the last standing of 11 around the world, was built to intercept secret German naval transmissions, track icebergs and ships in distress.
If you are an oenophile, visiting California Wine Country is a must as it is the premier wine-growing region in the United States. According to the Wine Institute, there are 2,000 wineries to explore and tour throughout the state, including those in the popular areas of Monterey County, Paso Robles, Sonoma County, Monterey County and Napa Valley.
Guanacaste is one of the most beautiful provinces in the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It includes Papagayo, El Coco, Flamingo, Conchal, Tamarindo and its capital Liberia. Known for its exquisite white sand beaches and luscious parkland, Guanacaste gives a little something to all travelers who visit.
Ephesus remains to the be the best preserved city that belonged to the former Roman Empire. In fact, it is one of the most spectacular tourists vacation sites in Turkey. If you would like to learn about history that dates back to 2000 years ago, a visit to Ephesus should certainly be on your travel list. When you do visit, below are just a few things you should add to your itinerary.