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    Tips for guests visiting with a family member on the autism spectrum

    Tips by Maureen Deal, creator of AutismAtTheParks.com, an informational guide for those who have family members with autism or other developmental disabilities. Vacationing at Orlando’s theme parks can be a challenging yet incredible experience for families who have a child with autism. Some tips that help plan your successful vacation are be prepared, know how your child reacts in numerous

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    SeaWorld – The Turtle Trek

    This manatee and sea turtle habitat is very popular, and a big hit with children. Visitors can look down on a tank of freshwater fish plus four manatees and, next to it, a tank of saltwater fish and several sea turtles. When you go to the belowground viewing area, a guide discusses the turtles and the dangers from man and predator to

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    Veterans Day in Washington D.C.

    Solemn places to visit on Veterans Day in Washington, D.C. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery is an absolute must when in the nation’s capital. However, the visit is not a mere sightseeing. As Americans, our lives are too intimately attached to the 200,000 men and women buried here. Among the iconic sites located in the cemetery’s 612 rolling acres is the

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    Disney Cruise Line 2016

    Plan your next cruise vacation with The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2016 Enter our GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a copy of the book as it is about to be released! The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2016 is your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney’s cruise vacations. Whether you’re planning a family trip, a first-time

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    Georgetown: A Culinary Visit

    A Sweet Tour of Georgetown, Washington, D.C. By Renee Sklarew Like many neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., the food scene in Georgetown is exploding. While Georgetown lays claim to having the oldest tavern in the city, this historic community is also blessed with multiple bakeries and is the perfect place to celebrate just about anything. One of the first eateries in