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London with the Boys Wombats Hostel: Review

I was apprehensive at the idea of staying in a hostel, but in the end I wanted to give the boys that experience. Truthfully, staying at Wombats, London, in a private room with the boys was more like a hotel than a hostel. Being that Matthew is under 18, we …

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We fell in LOVE with London!

Easy to navigate. We were never lost, never confused, and never felt worried or out of place. London was a fantastic place to visit. Our only regret is that we didn’t have more time to spend there. If I had to do the trip all over again, I would definitely …

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Traveling with the Boys: Villa Borghese

First stop when we entered the beautiful park (Villa Borghese) was for Panini. For Matt, that meant a hot dog sliced longways on a hard panini-like bread. So far, still not thrilled with his food in Rome, but adding a couple of Snickers bars and he was good to go. …

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Walking with the Boys in Rome

I’ve been working on my MFA studies, and writing but I still want to share (and remember) our overseas adventure so I am slowly but surely getting to posting some pictures of our travels.   We walked and we walked and we walked. Did I mention we walked? We decided …

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Rome: Campo Di Fiori and Pineapples

Just a few pictures of Campo Di Fiori, which was right around the corner from the first apartment we stayed in Rome. This was Matt’s favorite morning spot to grab his pineapples! That kid has a pineapple addiction. But there are worst breakfasts to ask for than fresh pineapples from …

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Vatican City: Aspie Adventures Day Two

Day two in Rome we walked to Vatican City and it rained. We didn’t mind the rain as it was a lot nicer than the 20 below zero we left back home. 58 degrees and rainy, we could do that! The rain was really coming down by the time we …

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Autism Travels: Journey to Rome

After a 7 hour drive from home to Newark Airport, Adam, Matt and I boarded Norwegian Airlines on a red eye midnight flight to Rome. I was hoping to get some sleep on the flight but being unable to sleep sitting up and still nervous over our trip, sleep did …

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Aspie Adventures: Overseas with my Boys

Want to go on an adventures with me? My two eldest boys, and myself have taken to the planes, trains, and automobiles….and buses, and trams…and who knows what else by the time we are through in our first trip out of the US. And, I was terrified. As many of …

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Autism Camping: Who are these kids; and what did they do with mine?

  We reached our first stop after 10pm so the campground was dark and quiet, which was our first concern because this family is anything but quiet. Hubby and I were concerned about this camping thing because there is usually so much prep needed in taking the kids out.  What …

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Getting Ready for Our First Camping Trip

I know someone is bound to say that this is not “real” camping, but this is the most camping we have ever done….so for us this is camping! The brief run down of Aspie Family Vacation usually goes something like….Mom wants to go on vacation, everyone complains.  Mom plans herself …

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