Hotels in Victoria BC – The Parkside Hotel & Spa

One of the things I love about travel is the special memories that are made.  A recent girls-only trip to Victoria, BC with my daughters, mom, and mother-in-law was full of special moments, and was a trip that we will be talking about for years to come. Hotels in Victoria BC – The Parkside Hotel […]

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Comfort Food! Gluten-Free Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Who doesn’t love comfort foods? Warm and filling, chicken pot pie is among my family’s faves. Since my daughter was told she had juvenile diabetes in January I have been counting the carbs in our meals to determine her insulin needs, keeping things gluten free means I can have them, too. And I can’t resist […]

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Wheelchair Accessibility Aboard the Victoria Clipper

Located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the only way to Victoria from Seattle is by boat or plane.  There’s no reason to have a car in Victoria; it’s a very accessible and walkable city with cabs on every corner if you decide you need a lift. The Victoria Clipper is a comfortable passenger-only ferry […]

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7 Tips for Surviving TSA with a Special Needs Child

Getting through TSA with my family is a comedy worthy of a Sundance short film. I have a daughter with special needs who’s in a wheelchair, and a daughter with Type 1 diabetes with a meter, needles and insulin. Last family vacation I had an aggressive travel plan which included each family member taking their […]

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Tips for Visiting Yellowstone with Autism

When I saw this question I knew exactly who to contact. My friend Margalit Sturm Francus is a super-mom who’s traveled the world with her son who is on the autism spectrum, writing about it for her site www.autisticglobetrotting.com.  She’s been everywhere and is the most kind and generous person you will meet – the […]

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Kicking Off Summer with a Day at Wild Waves

The last 4 summers have started with V recovering from some pretty intense health issues. This year is different – And it feels GOOD! V has been really healthy this year, pair that with a great year at school and I have one happy girl – which makes me one happy mom.  Our summer kicked […]

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