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ASPIES GUIDE FOR TRAVELING

I know I have talked a lot about my own travel experiences but I have never really given any tips on how someone with Autism should travel. There are so many things you need to do, before you start your journey. To be honest with you I was a bit overwhelmed at times, but I found different things to help me get through the each leg of my trip. Planning This is a big thing. You can’t just go on…

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Ireland Personal

BIKE RIDE TO REMEMBER

I have talked a little about my adventures in Ireland. But I didn’t talk about the most beautiful time I had doing a bike tour around the Arran Islands.  Now there are certian things you need to remember. 1)have not, riden a bike in years, 2)I had no clue on when I should shift between gears and 3) I was way out shape despite walking all over campus back at school.. Now to give you a idea of how out…

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Ireland Personal Stories

THE IRELAND ADVENTURES

Ireland was so different for me. This is because I was not on my own, I was with a travel group. The flight Getting to the airport was not a big deal for me. But preparing days before making sure I had enough packed for my trip and making sure I got all my stuff sent home. My trip started right after I handed in my dissertation. I did research on how to back a suitcase without make things look…

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Germany Life Lessons Personal Stories

PANIC AT THE AIRPORT

I know I talked about my trip and how I handled things. But there is a time I was under a bit of stress and i felt my anxiety kick but I managed it well. I usually know when I am get stressed during a situation, I usually start to sweat and my voice trembles a bit. I became aware of the situation, I think to myself “Calm down, and relax”. It was about 5pm and I was leaving Berlin…

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Life Lessons Personal Stories

TRAVEL & ANXIETY

I know there are a lof of you out there who are afraid to travel. But if you become a slave to your disability you will never see the world the way it is intend to be seen. I know the thought of traveling scares a lot of you. The fear of being around people, unaware of your own surroundings, being in a new place, with different people. But you only live once. This is the reason I went away…

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Stories Tips

LEAVING THE COMFORT ZONE

Some of you may be wondering what it was like for me. Leaving the comforts of home going off to school on my own and traveling by myself. I know I have talked about my travels and the places I have gone but I never talked about what it was like traveling and dealing with my disability. The first thing I can say, going through life alone is hard enough, but than take me outside of my comforts and it’s…

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Life Lessons Stories

ADVENTURING

For me, this was a weird feeling. Before I even started traveling on my own, I would go on trips with family or friends. I never thought how would I handle myself on my own. Who knew I would have a totally awesome adventure and want to do more. Yes I did travel, but before each departure I had such anxiety. I would have so much going though my mind like, what if I miss the plane, or I get…

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EXPLORER THE WORLD

What this title is referring to is this, if you can’t afford to go to Europe, there is so much history in your own country. The US itself has filled of history, but so are other parts of the world. You don’t need to step outside you country to travel. I have been all over the US. I can tell you the number of places I have been. I have been to (Florida 3x, Georgia, Wisconsin, California, Colorado). My point…

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Stories

THE TRAVELER

I used to person who could be happy sitting at home and watching TV or playing a game, than as time went on after my trip I realized I wasn’t happy any more. I realized am happiest when I am out and exploring the world around us. There are so many beautiful things to see and do. That is one of the reasons I choose to go to school in the UK and spend 6 weeks traveling across Europe on…

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Spain Stories

WHAT I ATE IN BARCELONA

For me walking around Barcelona and exploring the streets and seeing the sights was one of more exhilarating things for me. Just the beauty of Barcelona took my breath away. But the story for me is what I wound up eating for dinner the five days I was there. Know you probably expect me to say something like oh, I had tapas for dinner one night and something else another night. Well believe it or not, I had McDonald’s. Now…

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