A Landlubber’s Guide to Avoiding Seasickness

A Landlubber’s Guide to Avoiding Seasickness

June 29, 2021By Annette Miller Motion sickness is a fact of life for me. This was the major factor that kept me from cruising. Experienced cruisers told me that you generally don’t feel the ship moving, but I couldn’t imagine spending money on a vacation where I spent my time feeling terrible. I finally decided to give it a try – choosing the shortest cruise possible until I knew how I would feel. In preparation for my first...

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A Landlubber’s Guide to Avoiding Seasickness

A Landlubber’s Guide to Avoiding Seasickness

Annette Miller3.20.21 Motion sickness is a fact of life for me. This was the major factor that kept me from cruising. Experienced cruisers told me that you generally don’t feel the ship moving, but I couldn’t imagine spending money on a vacation where I spent my time feeling terrible. I finally decided to give it a try – choosing the shortest cruise possible until I knew how I would feel. In preparation for my first sailing, I read...

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Universal’s Attraction Assistance Pass

Universal’s Attraction Assistance Pass

October 29, 2020 By: Annette Miller Physical and cognitive challenges can present vacationers with an entirely new set of considerations when planning for or taking a trip. If you or someone in your travel party has difficulty standing in queues for attractions, the Attraction Assistance Pass may be a helpful addition to your vacation. What is it? Universal’s Attraction Assistance Pass is intended for guests who have physical or...

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Flexibility is Key Part 5 of a 5-Part Series

Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Flexibility is Key Part 5 of a 5-Part Series

October 20, 2020 By: Annette Miller Traveling with someone living with special needs requires an additional layer of planning. In the previous installments of this series, I provided an overview of some of the factors to take into consideration when planning a vacation, then we talked about planning together, selecting the right location, and the importance of having a contingency plan in the event that something doesn’t go as planned....

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Contingency Planning Part 4 of a 5-Part Series

Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Contingency Planning Part 4 of a 5-Part Series

September 29, 2020 By: Annette Miller Traveling with someone living with special needs requires an additional layer of planning. In the previous installments of this series, I provided you with an overview , discussed how planning together can make a difference, and talked about the importance of choosing the right location . Since today’s topic, contingency planning, is a little more fluid – based on the personal needs of an...

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Location is Everything Part 3 of a 5-Part Series

Planning with a Special Needs Mom – Location is Everything Part 3 of a 5-Part Series

August 20, 2020 By: Annette Miller Traveling with someone living with special needs requires an additional layer of planning. In this series, we are exploring some of the factors that need to be considered in order to plan a vacation that is perfect for everyone in your travel party. The first installment provided an overview, while the second focused on how planning together can help alleviate stress and get everyone excited about the...

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom: Planning Together

Planning with a Special Needs Mom: Planning Together

Annette Miller7/21/20 In my house, there is a fine line between allowing the kids to feel prepared and comfortable with our vacation plans and pulling my hair out. If I tell them about the trip too early, they bombard me daily with questions. How many more days until we leave? How many days will we be there? You get the idea. As a result, I have worked with them to develop a planning timeline that allows them to build excitement and feel...

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom

Planning with a Special Needs Mom

Annette Miller 4.23.20 Traveling with someone living with special needs requires an additional layer of planning. Just the thought of it is enough to raise my blood pressure sometimes. However, I am a woman of action. After a deep breath and a cup of coffee, I dive in and create a plan. While every person living with special needs is different, I hope these steps will help you feel more confident in planning a vacation that everyone can...

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8 Reasons to Book Your 2020 Disney Vacation Now

8 Reasons to Book Your 2020 Disney Vacation Now

Annette Miller 12/31/19 There are a million different reasons to book a vacation – from stress relief to family bonding to crossing things off your bucket list (and everything in between). Now that Disney has released their 2020 vacation packages, here are some reasons why now is the best time to start planning your next vacation. #1 – Best availability Booking early gives you the best availability on property. Choose your preferred hotel...

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Creating Memorable Character Interactions

Creating Memorable Character Interactions

Annette Miller 11/28/19 Character greetings can be memorable experiences for every member of the family. And a character greeting with your favorite character can be so much fun! For some, this may mean simply posing for a photo together. For others however, maybe something a little more outside of the box is in order. I will share some ideas toward the end, but first I wanted to share a story about a particularly memorable exchange I shared...

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