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Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast

Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast

By Dina Farmer
I help families with special needs navigate the unique challenges presented when traveling so they can experience a memorable and magical vacation.
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Episode 11 - The End of Season 1 of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast
Thank you so much for listening to the 1st season of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast.  We talked a lot about Disney a bit about different places around the world you can travel with a loved one with special needs.  I have so many exciting things coming to the podcast in season 2 and I can't wait to share with you!    It's been a fun couple of months and as always if you are ready to book be sure to visit my website and reach out to me so I can help you plan your next amazing family vacation!   www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com
10:09
August 10, 2020
Episode 10 - Visiting Tokyo Disneyland
In this episode, I speak with Nathalie Lim of Tokyo Disneyland Style and we discuss visiting the Tokyo Disneyland Resort and how I can help you plan a vacation of a lifetime to Tokyo and the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. You can find Natalie on all the major social media networks! Natalie Lim American, from Orange County, CA Living in Japan since 2016 Came here for husband's work 2 kids Photography- Tokyo, Portraits, Disney, Vacations (www.nathalieaprilphotography.com)  Instagram: @tokyodisneystyle - Disney @thewanderlustingmama - Japan / travel @nathalieaprilphotography - photography Website: www.nathalieaprilphotography.com
57:57
August 3, 2020
Episode 9: DAS at Tokyo Disneyland
We look at how the DAS (Disability Access Service) works at Tokyo Disneyland.  This basic concept is the same at the U.S. Parks but there are a couple of things you should know.  This works the same for Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. Do you need help planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or other Disney Parks?  Follow my link below and let's get started planning your next trip! www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/contact
20:04
July 27, 2020
Episode 8: Gluten Free at Disney
Today on the podcast I interview LaShawn Wilks of Everyday Eyecandy!  In this episode, we talk about what Disney can do to accommodate a gluten allergy and even a nut allergy.  This explores options for gluten-free and what happens in the case that they don't have gluten-free options and even what to do if your allergy is so severe.  Surprise, Disney does let you bring in your own food!   Need help planning a vacation to Disney and beyond?  Send me a message or send me an email and I'm happy to help you plan your next vacation!  I'm offering 10% off my service fee for new clients till Jan 2021!  Let's get started planning your trip!  www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/contact Find LaShawn here: Social media: Instagram: @lashawnwiltz Twitter: @lashawnwiltz Facebook: @everydayeyecandyblog
35:57
July 20, 2020
Episode 7: Why I started Lily and Magnolia Travel
When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism.  I was simply unaware that the behaviors he was presenting were different from his neurotypical brother.  I didn’t know how much sensory overload and how scared of new things he was until he was diagnosed.  I thought our travels were over once I realized how difficult it was becoming to travel with him.  It wasn’t until my son came home from school one day and said he wanted to visit the National Mall. I realized that our travels didn’t have to stop because of the diagnosis, instead, they just needed to be modified to make traveling easier for him. At this point, I realized if I as a parent of a child with autism was struggling to travel and find the right accommodations for my child other families with special needs might be facing this same struggle.   ​ This is why I founded Lily and Magnolia Travel to help remove the stress and effort that comes with planning a vacation, especially if your family requires special considerations.  I want to help make your trip smooth and as painless as possible. I will help you find the right travel suppliers, airline carriers to fit your needs and travel destinations that are a good fit for your family. I’ll make sure you are able to enjoy the travel destination to the fullest because travel is for everyone.  Curious to learn how I can help you?    Head over to my website to learn how I can help you!  https://www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/contact
36:22
July 13, 2020
Episode 6: All Access Disney! What you need to know about all things Accessible at Disneyland!
Angela created her website to help people with disabilities and special needs (like herself) plan and achieve the best Disneyland trip possible. After all, Disneyland is the happiest place on earth! However, if you have some sort of “disability”, you may feel as though much of the world around you is not equipped or prepared to handle your unique needs. Well, in this episode Angela shares valuable information about traveling to Disneyland to ease your worries and provide insight into the inclusive environment Disneyland offers for your magical vacationing needs and pleasure! You can find more information on Angela's website: https://allaccessdisneyland.com/ You can also find Angela on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/AllAccessDisneyland/ And IG:  https://www.instagram.com/allaccessdisneyland/ If you are ready to plan a trip to Disneyland or elsewhere head on over to my website and let's chat about planning your next family vacation!  I've got you covered to make sure all your accessibility needs are as met as they can be! www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com
50:28
July 6, 2020
Episode 5: First time with Autism at Disney
Samantha Drew of JSA Creations joins me on this episode as we talk about her first experience of going to the Disney Parks with her son with autism.     Check out Samantha's Etsy Shop here: https://etsy.me/2XeohWN   Do you need help planning a vacation with a loved one with special needs or just need help planning a family vacation?  Visit my site to learn more about planning: www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/plan-a-trip
32:23
June 29, 2020
Episode 4: Sensory Kids Guide: Navigate Disney with SPD!
My on my podcast today is Beth Roberts owner of Sensory Kids Guide.     Visit her website here:  www.sensorykidsguide.com   If you need help planning your vacation visit my website and let's get started planning your trip:  www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/plan-a-trip  Beth Roberts started Sensory Kids Guide after a particularly difficult visit to Disney World with her children, one being diagnosed with Asperger's/High Functioning Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder.   Since the diagnosis, they have navigated the new world of occupational therapy, neuropsychologists, help within schools, and home behavioral therapy.  After that specific family vacation, Beth knew she couldn't be the only one needing a little extra help with traveling with a sensory child, especially in the happiest place on earth! What should have been a fun and exciting vacation, turned into a heartbreaking account of a sensory child's overstimulation and break down. Beth is passionate about helping others overcome roadblocks in travel and everyday life, all based on trial and error! This journey has started specifically with Disney but will be expanding to travel to other parks, locations, and international adventures!
51:42
June 22, 2020
Episode 3: Where in the world can you travel with a child with Autism?
Did you know there are plenty of travel suppliers that are certified by the IBCCES as a Certified Autism Specialist? Like me!   Need more information about the IBCCES?  https://bit.ly/2WJfqxp   Are you thinking about planning a vacation with a special needs loved on but not sure where to get started?   Well, head on over here: www.lilyandmagnoliatravel/plan-a-trip to get started, and let's start a conversation about planning your trip.   I'd love to help you!
12:01
June 15, 2020
Episode 2: The Disability Access Service at Disney!
I've said time and again Disney understands very well that they have guests that visit their parks with so many different levels of accessibility.  Each guest experience is unique and Disney, in particular, is very accommodating when help guests with special needs to enjoy the parks just like anyone else.    With this in mind, Disney did have to make some changes to their original Disability Access Service.  Guests were, unfortunately, taking advantage of the original service, which acted in essence like a front of the line pass for DAS guests.  Due to the fraudulent misuse of the service, Disney had to step in and make changes that made this service fair for everyone.    In this podcast episode, I wanted to share information about the DAS service and how it can make everyone in your party's day that little more magical.  If you are considering a vacation to Disney please let me know in advance about any special needs or disabilities so that I can address it with Disney and ensure I book you an accessible room if you need it and guide you more in-depth on what to do at Disney to make your day a little more magical. Lily and Magnolia Travel  Disney's Offical Statement for the DAS. 
14:50
June 8, 2020
Episode 1: Joyful travel experiences for special needs families.
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast!   I’m Dina Farmer and I help families with special needs navigate the unique challenges presented when traveling so they can experience a memorable and magical vacation. I know all too well the countless hours of research we, as parents, put into molding our vacations to fit our needs.  Sending email after email, phone call after phone call, my youngest son pulling my hand to grab a snack and my oldest son melting down because his time limit was up on Minecraft.  Once all is planned, our journey is everything but smooth due to autism meltdowns, toddler temper tantrums, fumbling with strollers and probably way too much luggage, our destination became all that more difficult to get to.   When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism.  I was simply unaware that the behaviors he was presenting were different than his neurotypical brother.  I didn’t know how much sensory overload and how scared of new things he was until he was diagnosed.  I thought our travels were over once I realized how difficult it was becoming to travel with him.  It wasn’t until my son came home from school one day and said he wanted to visit the National Mall, that our travels didn’t have to stop because of the diagnosis instead they just needed to be modified to make traveling easier for him. At this point, I realized if I as a parent of a child with autism was struggling to travel and find the right accommodations for my child other families with special needs might be facing this same struggle.   This is why I opened Lily and Magnolia Travel to help remove the stress and effort that comes with planning a vacation, especially if your family requires special considerations.  I want to help make your trip smooth and as painless as possible.  I will help you find the right travel suppliers, airline carriers to fit your needs and travel destinations that are a good fit for your family. I’ll make sure you are able to enjoy the travel destination to the fullest because travel is for everyone.  Click here to book!   Vacation planning can be overwhelming, and sometimes scary if you’re planning a visit to a place you’ve never been to.   And I’ve been to quite a few places!   I grew up as a military child, I enlisted in the Air Force when I graduated high school and now travel the world as a military spouse.  My youth was spent in Japan, learning the culture and language and met my husband.  My truest nature came forth during my time in Hawaii. Sun, sand and tank tops are what make my heartbeat!  My extended family lives in Turkey and visiting them brings my back to my roots and fuels my wanderlust.  And as a mother of two and wife of an active duty service member, I understand how life can put your travel plans on the back burner or make traveling financially difficult.  Let me help you create memories with your family that are long-lasting and worthy of your very precious family time.   If all this sounds good to you fill out my trip planning form and let’s get started planning you an unforgettable trip for your family.     Ready to plan your next trip?   www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/plan-a-trip
06:41
June 1, 2020
Episode 0: The Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast
Traveling with kids of any age can be difficult, and traveling with special needs adds even more challenges.  With those challenges comes frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed thinking about all that travel planning.  Very often work, school, therapy appointments, and swim lessons suck up all of our time in planning family vacations.  By the time we start our vacation, we’re absolutely exhausted! We might even feel a little guilty to miss a therapy or two!  This is why I started Lily and Magnolia Travel, to help special needs families travel the world more easily. Visit www.lilyandmangnoliatravel.com to learn more about planning your next vacation with a loved one with special needs!  
03:26
May 10, 2020