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What is Travel is SWELL?


Welcome to Travel is SWELL and Travel is SWELL, your passport to unforgettable, autism-friendly travel experiences. We don’t just provide a service, we craft extraordinary journeys tailored to meet the unique needs of those on the autism spectrum. Our passionate team of Certified Autism Specialists (CAS) and Certified Autism Travel Professionals (CATP) personally work with you, ensuring that every detail of your journey is meticulously planned and brilliantly executed.

Our mission at Travel is SWELL extends beyond arranging your perfect vacation. We are passionately working with global travel destinations, esteemed hotels, and destination management companies, helping them craft a safer, more sensory-friendly world of travel for individuals on the spectrum.

Moreover, Travel is SWELL is more than a service, it’s a community. It’s a place where you can share insights, connect with like-minded individuals and families, plan exciting trips with others, and uncover travel opportunities in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations. Embark on your dream journey with Travel is SWELL – because exploring the world should be an experience open to everyone.


Travel is SWELL’ Service Inclusions


Our standard service includes, but are in no way limited to, the following and we encourage special requests and customization from you – our  valued guest:

  • Individual and private travel
  • Autism-friendly guided tours
  • Customized group tours designed especially for those impacted by Autism
  • Autism-friendly Cruise and yacht programs
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Accommodations in accredited hotels
  • Private Homes and villas
  • Transfers and transportation
  • Shore excursions
  • Fly and drive programs
  • Meeting planning
Chris Martin

Our Founders


Chris and Donna, the founders of our company, possess a deep understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its profound impact on every family member. With two stepsons on the spectrum and a beloved daughter facing developmental challenges, they have firsthand experience of how ASD affects individuals in unique ways. They comprehend the specific needs of children with ASD and the complex dynamics it introduces within the family, particularly among siblings.

Chris and Donna’s indomitable spirit and commitment continue to inspire us, shaping the very essence of the unparalleled service we offer at Travel is SWELL and Travel is SWELL.

Donna Lofing

Our Core Values


Superior Service – Our Knowledgeable Travel Advisors handcraft every aspect of your vacation to ensure your experience is seamless and memorable. We provide personalized concierge service throughout each journey – from the planning stages to the conclusion of your inspiring vacation.

Environmentally Friendly Hotels & Resorts – From all-inclusive resorts to boutique hotels to private villas; our exclusive four-star and five-star hotel portfolio spans across more than 93 countries are full of exquisite options.

Unique Tours & Vacations – Our travel experts pride themselves in blending unparalleled service with our premier portfolio to provide you with a truly unforgettable vacation. Let us take care of the details so you can enjoy peace-of-mind throughout the entire journey.

Helping You Celebrate That Special Occasion – Whether planning a destination wedding or special group event, Travel is SWELL can handcraft every detail. From wellness to adventure, let us customize the journey with exclusive enhancements you’ll treasure forever.

Social Responsibility

& Mission Statement


We passionately believe in adventures that both respect the natural environment and benefit indigenous peoples; we are fully committed to corporate social responsibility in our everyday operations and worldwide travel experiences.

Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to empower individuals with autism spectrum disorders by enabling them to explore the world and create enriching travel experiences. Our goal is to establish ourselves as a prominent provider of specialized travel services, distinguished by our comprehensive support, personalized training, and exceptional customer care. We take immense pride in delivering services of the highest quality to our valued customers, guaranteeing that we will provide the utmost care and attention. Our aim is to build enduring relationships that go beyond a single trip, earning us lifelong friends who trust in our commitment to their well-being and enjoyment.


Learn More About US!

At Travel is SWELL, we envision a world where autism is not a limitation to exploring new places, experiencing diverse cultures, and forging unforgettable memories. We firmly believe that travel should be a source of joy, growth, and learning for everyone, regardless of their neurodiversity. By fostering an environment of compassion and acceptance, we strive to create a more inclusive society where autism-friendly travel becomes the norm, setting new standards for the industry.

At Travel is SWELL, our core values are centered around empathy, respect, and inclusivity. We pledge to create a safe and judgment-free environment that celebrates neurodiversity and fosters positive social change. Through continuous feedback and engagement with the autism community, we remain steadfast in our dedication to improving our services and adapting to the evolving needs of our clients.

Travel is SWELL’s autism-friendly travel community offers valuable tips, support, and connections for inclusive journeys worldwide. Empower your travels with us!

Our online autism-friendly social community features:

Forum: Travel is SWELL.com provides a vibrant and inclusive forum where members of the autism community can engage in discussions, share experiences, and seek advice. The forum fosters a supportive environment where individuals can connect with others who understand their unique challenges and perspectives.

Courses: The platform offers a range of specialized courses designed to cater to the needs of individuals with autism. These courses cover various topics, including communication skills, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and more. Each course is carefully crafted to provide valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance the quality of life for individuals with autism.

Online Store: Travel is SWELL.com features an online store that offers a curated selection of products designed to support individuals with autism. From sensory toys and tools to assistive communication devices, the store offers a variety of items that cater to different needs and preferences.

Travel Section: Traveling can be a unique experience for individuals with autism, and Travel is SWELL.com recognizes the importance of making it an enjoyable one. The travel section provides resources, tips, and guides on how to plan autism-friendly trips, highlighting accommodations, transportation options, and sensory-friendly activities at various destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section: To assist users in navigating the platform and its offerings, Travel is SWELL.com features a comprehensive FAQ section. This section addresses common queries about membership, features, courses, products, and more, ensuring that users can find the information they need quickly and easily.

Enticing Blog: The platform’s blog serves as a hub of informative and engaging content related to autism and travel. Written by experts in the field, individuals on the autism spectrum, and caregivers, the blog covers a wide range of topics, including personal stories, practical advice, research updates, and the latest advancements in autism-related fields. The blog aims to educate, inspire, and create a sense of community among its readers.

Travel is SWELL.com is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for individuals with autism, their families, caregivers, and professionals. By offering a combination of forums, courses, an online store, travel resources, FAQs, and a captivating blog, Travel is SWELL.com strives to empower the autism community by providing valuable information, fostering connections, and promoting inclusivity.

Connect with like-minded travelers, share experiences, and find valuable resources for autism-friendly journeys. Together, let’s embrace exploration with empathy and support. Join us now!

Chris and Donna, the founders of our company, possess a deep understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its profound impact on every family member. With two stepsons on the spectrum and a beloved daughter facing developmental challenges, they have firsthand experience of how ASD affects individuals in unique ways. They comprehend the specific needs of children with ASD and the complex dynamics it introduces within the family, particularly among siblings.

As parents, Chris and Donna have embraced their role by actively educating their other children about autism and the challenges it entails. They are well aware of the difficulties that siblings may encounter and have proactively involved their extended family members to establish a supportive network rooted in empathy and understanding. Their genuine compassion and unwavering dedication to helping others stem from their belief that true happiness can be achieved by selflessly serving others, a principle that has brought them immeasurable rewards in return. Their lives are driven by hope and enthusiasm, fueled by their profound love for children.

Chris and Donna’s passion and commitment will play a pivotal role in establishing a solid foundation for our company, as they bring their invaluable insights and experiences to the table.

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