Welcome to travel time with terrorists with your host chair and -- an owner of geek cruises into the get ready to visit some exotic places at home and around the world and find out how to make your next vacation experience -- a whole lifetime. Now it appears and here. Alone and play this is the Powell and good afternoon. This is Karen Duncan -- happy Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday. I'm Karen Duncan owner -- cruises into its leisure travel agency in Austin area of eighteen years. And we specialize in travel that peaks your passions. If you need help with travel planning group travel management over -- like to learn to be a group leader. Contact one of our agent that I've won two. 2528919. Or visit us at our website and deadbeat deadbeat deadbeat peaks cruises -- dot com. We would love to work with you. And like us on FaceBook. Well guys -- Super Bowl Sunday I'm sure everybody sit in their house all warming coast because it got cold here. Austin I don't know what on. We saw a lot of our wood on the side of the road as we were driving into the studio today. Personally I preferred to be about 8590. Degrees. Sun ball. -- and down on me with the wind blowing just a little bit. But I'll take what I can get -- do here. So last week we briefly talked about our travel leader. Contests. And I got a lot of folks like me on FaceBook concerning the contest but nobody's sending me any ideas. So wanna talk about that just briefly. I need you to -- in your ideas. About a good group trip. In two Caron. At travel time with Caron dot com. Or posted on our peaks cruises and tumors FaceBook. And the key here is to just because something that you've always wanted to do where you've got a group of friends might wanna go in and have a good time with you. I can be a hobby group we can be a work group -- Indian social group it can be a church group. -- I'd like to get some ideas I mean. And -- thing we kind of talked about last week was. Y and or what motivates men. To book travel on their own. And last week I tried as my sidekick here what he thought was. The reason why men don't or what we could do to gay guys to book a trip and he wouldn't -- -- -- today acting he's ready so Mitchell what's your idea that. Well after thinking about it now for a long time of -- what I do -- richest chicken. Just don't want trouble by themselves Arctic they lack of confidence. That when they wanna go off myself that they won't be able to -- Attractive to females or that the the people that they wanna attract. That's really interesting. So call those guys the best pitchers are you chicken. Do you want to girlfriends depict -- trip or you. Or you'd just only wanna travel for sport what is policy at 19 I've won two. 39013. Seventy. As I've won 239 note thirteen seventeen and let us know which -- thing. I think that's the real interesting concept there and it could possibly be true. So. Spring break. You know spring break is coming and it's already February February 2. And now's the time that people really start thinking about what they're -- end of spring break and a lot of times it's too late. Prices are higher. Availability has very limited. That I wanted to talk to you about a couple of things today that. There are some spaces available I looked at some prices and some trips prior to coming into the studio today. And I think you might be interested in. A few of these. So old. If you want to surprise somebody or -- -- get away for Valentine's will address that also I would -- and staff -- -- bank UB and. Let's look at. Valentine's first. -- that's coming up -- Everywhere -- thirteenth at the seventeenth. You can go to Turks and caicos which is going to be our destination of the week. For -- Approximately 2400 dollars per person at the all inclusive resort beaches Turks and Kate has to resort villages and spa. And it has three miles of beach guys in pools are limited water sport. Diving is included. And next to the beach in the resort singers and adults only spot so with an ocean view twenty people. The beaches earnest with acts shelters and lounge chairs and old in shades. So I think. You know if you're looking for something really fun and this is actually one of sandals and we island resorts if you want to take its Valentine's. But it's a it's a perfect little last minute get away that we can put together or. You're looking at spring break. You know -- that direct flights out of Austin. Several Texas cities by the -- But from Austin we can do a direct line out of going to the Riviera my. Staying at the bureau star arrays so beats all inclusive march 7 minute hand. Or approximately 758. Dollars per person. It's ideal for couples and -- sprawling beach resort revise the perfect blend of natural beauty and -- you know modern conveniences. It's in perfect harmony with the ecology and environment which is really important to me. Am you know I have a problem with these big -- purple. Mega resorts that some of these folks are building. Up against the shoreline had to stop and that eagle Brantley but anyway. Guest of all ages are treated to dynamic amenities and services including an expansive swimming pool selection of unique specialty restaurant. Dynamic bars and nightclub in and we only amenities which includes live nightly shows teens. And a supervise kids activities where your little ones can -- color and watch movies. So mom and dad can do their thing in private. And the -- dance company did. Something else I was thinking if you want -- to do something a little more exotic went about it special from Austin to Maui Hawaii on March 8. It to fourteen at the Hyatt regency Maui resort and spa. Or approximately 19150. Dollars per person. -- -- Located on forty spectacular. Ocean -- acres on aimed kind of -- beach. The award winning Hyatt regency Maui resort and spa offers unlimited activities and amenities. In a setting of tropical luxury. This stand out among our resorts truly offers something for everyone half acre pool with a 150 foot lava tube water slide. Sand bottom. Kids' pool an extensive collection of Asian art. So on and so forth it's that -- to get away and these are false still have availability or spring break. So if you're looking or something last minute give us a call it peaks cruises in two hours. So that we can help you put something together last minute. And we're going to take a break. And will be back. -- -- -- has partnered with the Austin jazz alliance holds the first annual Texas jail is definitely leaving Galveston about. October 5 and 2014 you know Royal Caribbean navigator decision live music workshops and lots of network -- fine so this is right after the holidays it was often a payment plan to help you get humbled. Pay a deposit to reserve your spot on as an awful -- and make payments to the end of July visit our website to give more details that. -- -- -- -- -- -- Your next vacation turn your to do list injury to Dallas right I'm devastated in February. We've -- -- -- -- navigator deceived introduces even think parent folder -- like that famous float riders surf simulator for an -- dining venues and you -- friends. Plus we already spectacular rock quality only nineteen -- complete. The adventures set -- from your own back yard Galveston still book your big golden -- film crews today. For further information contact if you exclude coolers at -- cruises coolers dot com. Sure yeah. Welcome back up a magazine proudly stand here. We're gonna end. I'm going and you learn you know yeah. Is special needs travel it's near and dear to my car at an average at least remain in the. Therapeutic recreation and -- in college and so this is come of something that I think we need to know a little bit more about so what is special needs travel. Special needs travel or accessible traveler services and -- available for people with physical mental or emotional challenges. The most obvious would be you know wheelchair accessibility or someone with service dogs -- people needing oxygen equipment. But there are many other families out -- dealing with special challenges like autism and wounded warriors. That have different types of neat so what does this have to do with travel. What have you ever attempted to go on vacation when you had an injury or were using crutches. Imagine a child with autism getting on a plane artistic -- Heatley never get a vacation because of the special requirements and if -- member. So we're going to talk to Ashley -- today. Who is owner of. Autism adventure travel. We got a call purse -- OK let's take the call first. And are you available. -- fat and how are you today I'm good thanks how can I help you wonderful well. -- -- -- and I would like to plan a vacation this summer. We're pretty flexible on our. Itinerary as far as June or July and the teacher. So we're trying to find out what would be the best value for our budget we. Have a budget is about -- thousand dollars each. And we were considering possibly giving a cruise wore like -- all inclusive resort. So what what what would be your. Well I think both of those are great options for you are you in Texas are you an answer. The great so you've got options out of Galveston. Or Houston now with princess in Houston. And which you could get a very nice. Cabin category four at 2000 dollars a person. And then all inclusive as our our great value as well because that also includes a lot of your activities. And your alcohol if you're drinkers. And stomach than some of the new destinations one of the really nice when that think you would enjoy might be the Dominican Republic. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay I've heard really get things about the B is there an accommodation. Ride my husband and I Mitchell and I went to excellence resort and spa last year. It's a nice adult only resorts with a beautiful beach -- about slam many. Restaurant six or eight -- restaurants on sight and nightly entertainment. So that could be a good possibility for -- And Aaron. If we best street you do we get special -- of course he did bump up up up up. Of course you do. We work -- several suppliers that offer us. The best pet the best prices out there because of the amount of business we do with them. So you need to give us a call in the office on tomorrow I've won two. 2528919. And will be glad to research some options or. Great -- we will. Look forward to planning a special vacation trees Caron. Thank you so much and thanks for calling. -- a half. Well that was nice fellows our first line I'm so excited. Great Ashley is on the council let me finish talking about special needs and then we'll bring actually on so what I was saying about. Autism and special needs travel is. That would. Especially berg who owns -- an adventure travel as a mother of an autistic child and she's also ex military and the wife of the military warrior. She's gonna discuss with -- special needs of families with some of these challenges and how her company was started to help those families. And have some fun vacation memories just like everybody else so we're gonna bring actually on actually are you there. Yes I'm here and Sunni. I married yeah. Am so glad to be able to talk to you. How the kids doing today. They are doing a wonderful they are her pain you know around and playing as late stage. Good so hopefully hear some knocking on the doors that Ashley's trying to hide says she can do this interview by phone today. And tell you. Didn't tell me Ashley why did you start -- is an adventure travel. Yes I'm -- especially late mom myself that it is difficult chapel length without -- any help permits specialists. And after talking with -- brands you'll also are especially parents I knew I was not a -- -- having thank difficulty on vacation. In turn I decided to start my. Especially travel agency that -- bought their specialists to help out and light on vacation. Great and what does -- autism adventure travel do it. -- -- Now slightly higher launchers specialists to help out specially made -- -- With -- -- an individual -- vacation but we also customize reactionary for their education and we make hotel -- are -- and shuttle accommodation and we're -- our dining activities. And we also suggesting to do it especially child or -- on the vacation. Great and one special needs do you work what exactly. Well we are split all special page from ought to come down under on turtle soggy blind and hearing impaired and ADHD and Linda. -- great. That's great and you know I bet there's not a whole lot of companies out there like -- that didn't work with individuals like this is that right. So what do you off her. Special needs families while they're on vacation. What type of making up. Yet we all our current activities and schedule for you -- that care we have one specialist for every case special needs children or adults. We also at least social advance for parents. We have like cocktail hours we also had social that's -- I -- playing. We have speakers on each of our great vacation at -- gay character in the inquiry. We -- prize that great excursions. On IR -- says. And also on our cruise vacations we have a much stricter all -- conference and. And so of the Muster drills which aren't. -- backing emergency evacuation drills -- -- -- talking about. And those apply it. I'm yet they are private they're in the conference strain and all of crane. Workers. Have volunteered their services where they were all he gave that same Muster drill and the conference -- Great what trips do you have planned for 2014. I'm the expert she doesn't fourteen. Attic outlets and work on what troll Caribbean April 13 straight explaining it on navigator embassy. And that's going to be going cajun Maytag grand Cayman and cardinal Mexico and this summer on July 20 -- the twenty that we're going to be going on all Caribbean -- -- scene at a port Canaveral Florida. And that also want kitchen make that grand Cayman and cotton mouth -- -- freedom of the cities they opera deterring mark's experience. And then also November 27 straight December 1. 2000. And fourteen around Thanksgiving we're all pretty and liberty and cities. Out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida it will be creating. Eight caught them all Mexican. It has the DreamWorks experience. And those are like the -- -- characters. And stretching your actors. He's number 282014. Jury January 4 2000 Dick Cain we're going to be doing -- entry into the scene at a port Canaveral. And that's going to do make Pickering came -- -- husband now and it also has remarked expired. Great Ashley we need to take a break broke quick and then we have a call so I'm gonna come bring you back as soon as we get that -- In a world we're putting into their first often comes last. Budget vacations makes a perfect this game for too easy and perfectly affordable we help you plan every part of your vacation with a variety of destinations hotels and activities at a price of both -- And when you're not worried about spinning too much money you can focus on spending time with those who matter most. So go ahead make time we make memories make it easy under while. I -- vacations do something you'll never forget the our relations contact me. Cruises and tours at -- cruises tour -- car. In a world at least so little time for family but giving occasions makes a perfect family get -- easy -- perfectly affordable. We help you -- every part of your family vacationed with a variety of destinations hotels and activities that everyone -- and when you're not worried about spending too much money you can focus on spending time with those who matter most. So go ahead make time make memories and make it easy on her while. -- jet vacations do something you'll never forget for further information. Exclude chores had peaks cruises tour staff. And welcome back to travel time with -- on top thirteen seven. Here's your host -- Karen Duncan. Already. We have jam on the phone. With him right there. Thank you protect -- -- -- -- -- tomorrow I think I've got a question back coastal region on the boat and you're wrong about that even some of our friend who actually think about moving them to retire. And -- know the beaches great and and a lot of it but it also heard decision rainforests. Trips adventure trips type deals that are -- coast regional wondered if there's one that you know are Smart. These. Europe is covered with jungle and that kind of stuff but also include airfare is -- such as a trip which you know. Yes Costa Rica is now is number one in eco terrorism and there are several. Rain forest two hours and also mountainous two hours volcano tour is that she can take while you're there. I don't I don't have. That information with me today. But it you'll call or send me an email at Caron and it peaks vacations dot net. I can look that up for you tomorrow and indeed you some options because they have all kinds of eco friendly -- I think you would enjoy. Doctor yes well actors are at war are conditioned hockey in the mountains and see a monkey. Zip line and are you interested in zip line and. If so hold me. Probably haven't -- -- not a lot of little ball. Not none though were -- here we really make it safe yet but I think if you like hiking if you like the outdoors he'll look coast Rica. But the perfect okay -- walk a very bureaucracy actually strike. All right thank you. All right well that was jam and now we're gonna get back with Ashley Ashley are you there. Until we're actually as with autism adventure travel and she's in the middle of telling us all about her company and how her company commences families with special needs. So actually I hear you gave us a list of the trips this coming up for the rest of the year. And into next year and I hear you're looking for specialist. To help. Help with some of these -- you're looking for volunteers silicon especially thank you looking for. Yes I'm looking per acre clear thanks special education teacher psychology and social workers nurses occupational therapist doesn't compare as. Each -- says and professional babysitters. Great and so what qualifications do these specialists have to have to volunteer with the. I'm yet and that's and that's pedigree and they're still. Behavior therapy special education and psychology sociology nurse -- social work. They -- -- they currently I'm working and their ill and also have training working with children and adults with special may eighth. They must be over the age when he won and me and we all and should be allowed to do a background check on man and they must also be able to volunteer six hours today during the vacation. Other service. And did they get to travel for free for -- that. -- yes they do I'm basically -- pay for their vacation once they get -- or. Or achieve healing and vacation and so -- paper all of their travel. They will have seen paper that are traveled to -- to the destination. They support Portugal and vacation. Got it say you do plan to -- To do trips other than just cruises ranked. ES. We're looking. Well for 2014. Current -- -- unlock it and meanwhile an Orlando Florida December 22 street between seventh actress match. Police staying at the Walt Disney World resort on Irish spring resort. And they had port 2015. The summer 2000 that chain we're going to be doing that Disney. A lot neighbor's door and spot and Hawaii. Also on the summer Q doesn't that -- we're going to be doing that beaches and it shows spree through the door and Jamaica. And -- Thanksgiving at 2000 detain we're gonna do that New York Macy's day today. Perfect those sound really exciting there aches I am very kid friendly that I like that. So. -- do you do just vacations when other do other things do you do with these spam. Well what we do what's called a mock rock slide it's basically a practice run through the airport to where -- special needs. Children. Are aware of what happens at that airport Thursday that they get on the airplane. Our first mark slightly had ware -- recently it was November 20 yet. That catcher 2013. At Columbus airport in Columbus, Georgia. And weather and all is a practice China into the -- the ticket counter to get a ticket. They did that TSA security check they did at Tora that airplane they are they did it sort of an airport fired -- and then afterwards we had a blank at bank let let's clean straight game and regular today. And then that kids receive a certificate and they expect from Delta Airlines. That's exciting that that really puts parents' minds at ease to be able to go through something like that. So what organizations are you affiliated with to get the word out about and and -- and as a sponsor. Well I am on the Georgia chapter director of the special late ability programs snapped. And let's not does that offer support -- every Monday starting February beach yet from 630 day candidates support -- It also has a work -- program for special needs adult agent -- -- above. To get them out and the work course -- DOS. And -- going. And then also we were -- sponsor. Or their children especially networking Belton Texas -- -- actually Shannon Bennett and Andy Samberg. Greats and we're not being a special needs travel agent what he did. Well I'm a course a lot actor and army soldier Monte -- -- chapter -- Christopher had a lot of I health outlook the support group could snap. I underage stars and especially Stanley and am also an apple regulator for my husband Scott king. Well actually we are really excited that -- that we were able to talk to you today about -- has an adventure travel we appreciate you taking the time. And if people wanna get in touch with you how -- they get in touch with the. Yes my phone number -- nine or 19796. Thanks very or they can email me at actually. -- I've been an adventure travel dot com. Great and we will have Ashley's information on that travel time with Karen website so people can get in contact with her they wanna be apart at any of the trips that she's mentioned for this year or next year. Thanks Ashley for calling. And now. Yeah absolutely will talk to Easton. But -- Well that was actually berg. She did a great job explaining her company. And it it if we have any special needs families out there. I advise you go ahead and give Ashley a call or go to her web site -- -- as an adventure travel dot com. And I'd look in to the troops that she's proposing read this year this coming year and next year because we know there's a challenge you guys. He get out and have free time and family time and make vacation. Memories. Because of the special needs so we want to make sure that we let you know what's available to them give you an opportunity that. So real quick I'm just going to as they -- ran out of time today I'm so happy that we had callers today don't be shy Collie and if I don't have information for me right away. I'll make sure I get it or you will talk to you on it in person on the phone or by email. Or. Powell discussed the issue at hand and next week on the show. But I want to give a shout out to we've got some a couple of new group leaders. That are going to be putting together in their own trip they actually. I'm Shannon actually got people to sign up this week I'm so excited she was excited that she's going to be doing the -- and Altria. So if you're thinking about doing 'cause -- -- this summer you might want to. Be a part of that group you don't have to stay with her group you can just sign on get the discount it pricing and and could your own people together. The other thing is if you're looking as summertime trips. I want you to know that the death lights out of Austin to can tune -- cousin now are. Filling up quickly impact the first of June is already sold out so you don't wanna wait to start planning your summer vacation. You need to go ahead and start planning things now. And I think I got about a minute left. And it. I've got less than a minute so my dear producer says so what -- -- say is banks or listening to travel time with Karen. And we will talk to you next week. Go Seahawks. Don't hate me is travel time with Karen no better time and now.