My Trek Blog

I'm autistic. I don't have a well-developed social filter so my posts are straight forward - the good, bad and the ugly truth. I offer tips intended to make travel easier for sensory sensitives along with candid reviews and recommendations.

– KJ

 
 

Nothing Worse Than A Rash On Your Aspie! (Tips for Cruising with Food Allergies or Dietary Restrictions)

If you’d like to go on a cruise but have food allergies or dietary restrictions – these tips may help you get delicious and safe meals onboard. Cruise ships are notorious for food, lots of it day or night, and it’s usually quite good. Food quality differs between cruise lines, …

Watching Out For Your Aspie (Traveling With or Without A Companion)

Most of my life I have traveled without a companion. It’s been difficult to coordinate trips with others since most of my potential travel partners didn’t have the funds, time or interest to travel when I did. But I had a thirst to see new places and have adventures so …

Flaunt Your Aspie! (Sharing I’m a Sensory Sensitive Autistic)

You may wonder why I openly advocate sharing having Autism Spectrum Disorder when traveling. Is it really anyone’s business? Does it make a difference? Doesn’t that leave me open to being mistreated? Why make a spectacle of myself by announcing “I’m autistic”? Because it works – People cooperate with me …

When Stressed, Grab Your Aspie -Kit (Sensory Kit Ingredient List)

An Aspie Kit, or Sensory Kit, is a handbag/backpack/sack filled with various items to help when sensory issues begin to overwhelm you. Near and dear to me, mine travels with me wherever I go, even when shopping near home. Everyone must personalize their kit, filling it with just the right …

Hauling Your Aspie Around (Different Ways To Get There)

There are so many forms of modern transportation, it can be tough to choose which is best for the sensory sensitive traveler. In this overview, I will discuss several considerations and possible pros and cons for traveling using automobiles, buses, trains, ships and airplanes. (I will explore each in detail …