Kathy Penney, Special Needs TravelingMom

Kathy Penney, Special Needs TravelingMom

Kathy Penney's love of travel began with her first drive across her native Texas to Big Bend National Park as a child. She is passing along that love to her children while sharing their story to inspire all families to travel including special needs families like hers. When she's not sharing her family's adventures on her blog you can find her in their travel trailer discovering a new campsite or park or on her way to Walt Disney World for one of their frequent trips or leading her son's Scout meeting or taking her daughter to gymnastics. Life traveling with a busy preschooler and a gifted ADHD boy can be hectic but Kathy wouldn't have it any other way.


Tips for Holiday Travel With a Special Needs Child

Traveling with a special needs child at any time of year can be difficult. Holiday travel with a special needs child can be even more stressful. Special Needs TravelingMom has spent many holidays traveling to destinations from Walt Disney World to Ireland with her special needs son.  She shares tips as a special needs mom who has been there for reducing the stress of holiday travel with ideas on packing, planning, and more! Holiday travel can reunite families that haven’t seen each other in months or years. It can provide wonderful experiences and make precious holiday memories. Holiday travel...

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Tips for Visiting Camelback Lodge And Indoor Water Park with Special Needs Kids

For special needs families, choosing the right place to stay is so important to the success of their vacation. If you’re looking for a special needs friendly resort in The Poconos, Camelback Lodge and Indoor Water Park offers many accommodations for special needs families. Special Needs TravelingMom traveled to The Poconos with her children and shares her best tips for visiting Camelback Lodge for special needs families. About ninety minutes drive from Newark Airport is the beautiful Poconos. The Poconos is home to majestic mountains, skiing in the winter and summer outdoor fun. And the vibrant colors of the...

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Four Special Experiences at Walt Disney World for an Extra Magical Visit

From character dining to tea parties, there are many special experiences at Walt Disney World to add extra magic to your trip. These experiences offer up close encounters with favorite characters, great places to watch fireworks or fun activities for the kids. They are also often less crowded with less wait times so are great options for special needs children. Special Needs TravelingMom Kathy Penney has visited Walt Disney World many times. She shares her tips for special experiences at Walt Disney World. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get...

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Where To Find Rainy Day Fun In The Palm Beaches

Sometimes it rains on vacation, even in beautiful The Palm Beaches. Along with white sandy beaches, The Palm Beaches offers lots of family friendly indoor options for fun. Special Needs Traveling Mom Kathy and her daughter recently visited the area and on one day of their trip, yes, it rained. Kathy shares their vacation-saving stops for rainy day fun in The Palm Beaches. Rainy Day Fun In The Palm Beaches The Palm Beaches is a beautiful collection of cities in South Florida known for beaches, golf courses, and outdoor fun. It is filled with family fun and is a...

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6 Reasons To Book A Vacation Rental Home

From everyone having their own room, to multiple bathrooms, to a kitchen for reducing costs or helping with special diet, there are many benefits of a vacation rental. Vacation rentals can also be close to attractions, offer unique experiences, and add a sense of home away from home. Special Needs TravelingMom Kathy has been renting vacation rentals with her family for years and she shares her reasons they love them. Discover the Benefits of a Vacation Rental For Families The first time we rented a vacation home was a few summers ago. We wanted to do a last minute...

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Tips for Visiting Castles With Kids

Visiting a castle can be a fascinating stop on a European vacation. Playing “if these walls could talk” and walking where kings and queens walked is a history lover’s dream. Visiting castles with kids can also be a challenge to keep them engaged. Special Needs Traveling Mom loves visiting castles in her husband’s native Ireland and throughout the UK. She shares her best tips for visiting castles with kids for a day that’s sure to be fun for the whole family. Best Tips for Visiting Castles with Kids Europe is full of beautiful and historic castles that are wonderful...

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4 Must Do Things for Families In Northern Ireland

Along with castles, museums, history, and beautiful scenery, Northern Ireland offers engaging things for families. Kids can visit a farm and see native red deer, program a robot, or even do a hedge maze. From the city to the country, Special Needs TravelingMom Kathy has put together information on four of her favorite things for families in Northern Ireland, her second home. Add these to your Northern Ireland itinerary for a trip the whole family will love. Don’t Miss These 4 Fun Things for Families in Northern Ireland When you visit a place often enough, it becomes familiar. You...

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Preparing to Visit European Destinations with Kids

This post is sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and I have received financial compensation. Visiting Europe with kids? Taking the kids across the pond can be daunting. However, a little preparation goes a long way. Our Special Needs TravelingMom has put together a list of tips to help get the whole family prepared to experience the culture, food, and language of European destinations. European Destinations Are Full of Culture and Fun Visiting European destinations with the family may seem like the trip of a lifetime, but it can also be daunting. You may be wondering, “How do I...

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Why Travel Trailer Camping Is Great for Families

  More and more families are turning to travel trailer camping as a way to travel with their families. Special Needs TravelingMom Kathy Penney discusses why purchasing their travel trailer was one of the best decisions her family has made. Travel trailer camping offers the chance for kids to get outside, families to unplug, freedom to go anywhere and more. My husband and I recently followed through on a dream we had been kicking around for a few years. We purchased our first travel trailer.  Even with the learning curve of our first trip, we were asking ourselves why...

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5 Fun Things for Families at Magnolia Market

  Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas, is known for its farmhouse décor.  It is also a fun place for the whole family to visit. Magnolia is one of many fun things to do in Waco. The Market offers a place for families to shop, play, and grab a bite to eat. Special Needs TravelingMom Kathy, who lives just a few hours from Waco, shares the Market’s family friendly activities and tips for planning a great day trip. One of the Most Fun Things to Do in Waco About 3 hours from Houston is the town of Waco, Texas, which...

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