Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Jason Harris is a writer, community manager and happy father of three. Jason's passion is enabling people to have better lives and better experiences through technology. In between family road trips and ventures in the Northwest and beyond, Jason is also the tech correspondent for , the most listened to travel radio show in the US.


3 Reasons the LG G6 Is A Solid Phone For Travelers

Introduction LG Electronics is a brand you likely heard of when it comes to mobile phone, but most have never owned an LG phone. That’s because Samsung and Apple rule the mobile world when it comes to advertisements and therefore, these well engineered, solid performing LG phones often get overlooked when American consumers go to the store to buy a new phone. I’ve been watching LG for a few years now as I was a big fan of the LG G4 and V10 models from 2015. In 2016, we had the LG G5 which was featured modular components to offer...

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Alaska Enables New Parents to Extend Elite Status

Frequent travelers, whether for business or leisure (or a bit of both!), spend a lot of time on planes and in airports. With all that travel, it’s a bonus when you gain elite status on an airline and are able to use the affordances this offers such as access to airline lounges, extra legroom on flights and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Alaska Airlines recently announced a program whereby new parents can extend their elite status for one year. That’s right, if you’re an Alaska MVP, MVP Gold or MVP Gold 75K and go on parental leave starting in...

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Flights, Family and Rest: How to Arrive Refreshed

As a family man and business traveler, I travel numerous times a month for work, often by air. Let’s face it, travel, especially air travel, is grueling. Between the airport food, stress of maintaining family connections and work/life balance while on the road, the late nights and more – being on the road can be really stressful. Over my years as a traveler, I’ve developed a few strategies for arriving refreshed with kids, and without. Let’s walk through a few of them. Stay hydrated! If I had a number one rule to stay and keep refreshed when I travel,...

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Never Travel Without these Three Tech Helpers

Technology can do wonders for us when we travel with children. Tablets can entertain our kids during long layovers or on flights, iPhone games distract us from the unpleasantries of travel – in fact, it’s hard to imagine traveling before phones, tablets and computers. I travel quite a bit for work and pleasure –  and I’ve developed a kit that has my must-have items for smooth travel between destinations. Let’s walk through my must-have items. Bluetooth speaker I listen to tunes pretty much all day. And when I get to my hotel after a day of traveling or even...

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5 Reasons the Fitbit Charge is a Traveler’s Must-Have

Disclosure: The Fitbit Charge 2 mentioned below was provided by the manufacturer for review in this article. However, my opinions can never be bought. Introduction As a traveler, I need things to be simple and serve a purpose. Especially with gadgets I bring along: if I pack and try to maintain things that don’t add value to my trip, they aren’t brought along. Also, I’m a tech-forward kind of guy as I rely upon gadgets to keep me on time, in the right place and entertained along the way. This is why the Fitbit Charge 2 is my wearable of...

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SXSW 2017 Through The Traveler’s Eye

South by Southwest, also known as SXSW, is always a interesting conference because 30,000 movers and shakers in technology descend upon Austin, Texas in a 3 week-long conference that has a huge impact on culture. SXSW has three tracks, Interactive (tech and marketing), Music and Film and this year’s conference was fantastic. I’ve gone to SXSW for 9 years in a row and over the years, the show has changed from being a smaller show that attracted techies, creatives and creators from all over the globe to being a big, loud marketing conference. This year, in 2017, there seemed to be a...

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Stay Road-Ready with The HydroFlask Tumbler

When you venture out on a road trip, the right equipment and gear is key. Of course we need our smartphones for getting around and staying in touch, gadgets for staying entertained, but what about us, the weary traveler? It’s important to have a few items that enable you to take care of you. For me, having a cold drink is important to staying well while on the road. I dislike using bottled water because it’s wasteful and cold tap water is available at virtually every roadside stop. Our family of five already has water bottles for the kids –...

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Traveling Dad on Radio: Fitbit Charge 2, Here One and more

Disclosure: The Fitbit, ICON backpack and Ring Doorbell mentioned below were provided by the manufacturers for review in this article. However, my opinions can never be bought. In addition to being a Traveling Dad, I also appear on Rudy Maxa’s World – the most listened to travel radio show in the United States. Rudy’s show is syndicated nationwide and is listened to by roughly 2 million people every weekend. Recently, on the show, I featured products that every traveler should know about including the Ring Doorbell, Fitbit Charge 2, Here One headphones and the InCase ICON backpack. Ring Doorbell The Ring is...

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Oregon Outback Adventures: Cowboy Dinner Tree

Deep in the heart of the Oregon Outback, which is the south-central part of the state, is one of the most unique dining experiences our little family has ever had. Located in Silver Lake, Oregon, the Cowboy Dinner Tree is an old fashioned cowboy dinner. The Cowboy Dinner Tree is located about 90 minutes south-southeast of Bend, Oregon. The rustic setting is right on the cattle drive path and back in the early 1900’s, when cowboys would drive cattle between  Paisly, Summer Lake and Silver Lake and points in between, they’d stop at a place called the “Dinner Tree”. The...

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Be “Always Home” With Ring Doorbell

Disclosure: The Ring Doorbell was provided by Ring for review in this article. However, my opinions can never be bought. In the last two years, there have been multitudes of “smart home” products that have come out to (hopefully) make our lives easier. The Nest thermostat started the trend and was the first item to become a household name. Now we have connected devices from cameras to coffee makers to wall outlets that are fighting for your attention. Today, we’ll focus on a doorbell, yes, a doorbell that promises to increase your security and give you a view on...

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