Yesterday’s places probably didn’t surprise you at that much. But coming in at number four on America’s bucket list is Hamburg, Germany. It looks like this place has a lot of water. You will find interesting architecture here. They also have some great shopping
A lot of people want to go to Europe but where exactly do they want to go? Let’s take a look.
The most popular place is Brussels, Belgium. This is the place for art lovers. They also have some amazing architecture [I always have problems figuring out how to spell that word]. And then there’s the great shopping.
And then we have London, who wouldn’t want to go there? There is Big Ben. There is the Globe Theatre. There is the palaces and everything to do with royalty.
Anyone heard of Rome? This is where Vatican City is.. I hear that there is also great art and some amazing food .
Sandals Dunn’s River is in Ochos Roos, Jamaica. This is an adults-only resort. And many of the suites are going to have their own pool.
Secrets Isle Mujeres is in Mexico. This is a romantic destination and will open in March.
I am sorry about yesterday. This whole week is turning out to be pretty crazy for me. I just have been having more and more social stuff going on. I am thoroughly enjoying this and hope it keeps going, figuring out how to do my work around it is a challenge.
Today I think we are going to look at some resorts.
And we are going to start with Dreams Flora Resort and Spa. This resort is in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and is right on the beach. Here you are going to find a great spa as well as some excellent dining. They also have a great water park.
And next is Sam Lord’s Castle Resort. This is in Barbados and has been recently renovated. Come here and you will be on the beach. This resort was once a castle.
You are always going to want to have your child wear identification when you go out and about. It’s just the wise thing to do. This will help others figure out how to get your child back to you
Obviously you are going to want to do everything you can not to lose your child. You will figure out what works best for the two of you
You are going to create some fun social stories that you can explain everything to your child. Let them know what you will be doing. Autistic children usually don’t like to be surprised.
I know I am always saying this, but you want to let your airline know that you are traveling with the special needs child. Do the same thing with your hotel. They will be able to help you if you let them know ahead of time
Does your child take medication? You might want to pack more than you think you should need. And this is especially true if you will be flying. You never know when you might lose your bags. And lately I keep hearing about people who are having to wait for a day or two before they can actually return home. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Bring food. A lot of people who have autism have special dietary needs. Your child might be allergic to a lot of things. Or he may be extremely picky. Take food that you know your child will eat. Doing this may save you a lot of headaches.
You will also want to take food for the drive itself. Trips can get boring. Having fun snacks can make things more interesting.
Is your child interested in books? Take some on your travels. Take games if your child likes those.
Your child with autism likely has things that give them comfort when they are stressed or unsure what to do. You will want to be sure to bring those things with you on any trips you take. Traveling can be stressful for those with autism. They may not know what to expect or how to act.
You should be sure to get papers saying that say that your child does in fact have autism. These papers are going to come in handy when you go to the different points of interests.
You may want to consider taking an outdoor adventure with your autistic child. Doing this will allow you to be very flexible in your schedule. When it’s time to try a new activity, try gently recommending it.
Most of you know what amusement parks are like. There’s always lots of noise, lots of delicious smells, and lots of bright lights and colors. It’s a lot for most people, but it’s over the top for someone who has sensory issues. But more and more of these amusement parks are realizing that people do have sensory issues, and are making accommodations. A lot of these parks have places you can go to relax. Here are some things that you will want to be sure to remember.
Bring your earplugs for your child.
Keep your days at the park short. Your child will get tired quickly.
And you will want to always want to go to these parks during their off season.