Magical Storybook Travels has shaken up the travel world for special needs families — in the best way possible. Owner and travel specialist Nicole Thibault created Magical Storybook Travels back in 2015, focused on making travel accessible and enjoyable for families living with an array of special needs.
Catering to all families and specific travel requirements, the Magical Storybook team provides expert tips, tour options and destination suggestions for families with travel challenges.
Booking a trip catering to travelers with special needs is a niche market Magical Storybook agents meet. Let the experienced and understanding experts guide you through the booking process beginning with your specific wants and needs.
Users begin by meeting with Storybook’s staff and discussing their family’s needs and expectations for the trip. Whether in person or via Skype or FaceTime, travelers receive that human connection and understanding, while agents get a personal look and deeper understanding of client needs.
Once you’ve discussed your family vacation, Storybook agents help you narrow down your options and maybe even introduce a few you didn’t know were possible. Let the agency make recommendations based on your conversation and check out their personalized vacation ideas for you and your family.
Take advantage of their services with assistance with itinerary planning and careful recommendations based on personal experience. There isn’t one destination on their list that hasn’t been tried and tested.
Flip through the picture schedule with the kids and social stories provided by Storybook prior to your vacation. The inside look at your trip before you go helps travelers with sensory issues, high anxiety and travel challenges feel prepared and confident for their trip.
With the success of Storybook’s picture schedules and social stories, Thibault launched Spectrum Travel Social Story Videos last year. The production company goes a step further in developing visual aids for travelers with challenges with another layer of personal preparedness. Spectrum Travel creates videos for autistic travelers, by autistic travelers. The personalized videos prepare families with special needs for what they will see, hear and feel in their given destination.
From personal experience, struggle and problem solving, Thibault created a team of agents and producers dedicated to making travel for all levels of families a wonderful experience.
Between Magical Storybook Travels vacation planning and Spectrum Travel Social Story Videos, kids and parents across a wide variety of needs can feel safe, secure and confident on their next trip. Enjoy the agency’s dedication to making travel easy and fun for all families while having expert advice in your back pocket, literally. Its services are available by telephone and text during your trip. Check out both sites’ full lineup of offerings for more information.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
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Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.