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.


A 9 Year Old’s View: Snack Mates Jerky Snacks

If you’ve read my stuff here on TravelingDad, you’ve seen that my family and I are an active bunch. We love being on the beach and relaxing, but we also like hiking, biking and being on-the-go, preferably in nature. As an active family of five who conquers cycles in the woods, rides beachside trails and hikes alpine forests, we need nourishment. Also, being Oregon-natives, we’re particular about what we eat. We’re not this particular: However, when we’re given a choice, we like to support farmers and ranchers that are all about free-range and grass fed. Enter Snack Mates from...

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Capture Your Holiday Memories with the HTC 10

You’ve likely heard of HTC, the phone maker from Taiwan, but maybe it’s been a while since you held and experienced what makes an HTC phone unique. HTC is known for making Android and Windows Phone handsets that excel in design, audio quality, and cutting-edge imaging. Today, we’re going to take a look at the HTC 10 from Verizon Wireless. Looking at what’s on the inside. The HTC comes packed with high-end hardware features. The screen is a Quad HD 2650 x 1440 with 564 pixels per inch. This means images, video and even web browsing will be enhanced...

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Two Must-Have Vacation Apps to Lessen Stress for Dads

When I travel with my family, I need things to be as simple as possible. My bride and I have three littles aged 9, 6 and 4 so travel is already complex with all these little people, their gear, and managing it all. To help, I wanted to profile two apps that I couldn’t operate without in life or on vacation. Let Evernote be your brain Evernote is an app that’s been around for a long time. While the service started as a note-taking application to help you keep lists, thoughts and random notes in notebooks, the service has grown into so much...

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Why Your Family Needs a Hydro Flask When You Travel

My family and I like things to be easy when we travel. It doesn’t matter if we’re on a road trip across the state or a plane trip to another state, we need things to be easy peasy. We recently found a way to make things super easy when we travel and it’s a super easy addition to our vacation ‘routine’. It’s all about hydration. That’s right – keeping my three kids (and my wife and myself, for that matter!) hydrated is super important. For my wife and I, we’re trying to drink less diet soda. In our case,...

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Experience Pirate’s Dinner Adventure In Buena Park!

Looking for an event that will entertain the entire family while filling your belly at the same time? Everyone’s heard of Medieval Times, where jousting adventures entertain your family. On a recent night in Buena Park, California (right next to Anaheim), my family and I were able to experience Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, a swashbuckling adventure that features high-flying pirates in a full dinner theatre performance. Our two girls and son, are 9, 6, and 4, respectively. Of course, we knew our son would have a blast because, well, pirates; but the show appealed to everyone in our group. Starting off with...

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Fall Travel Gadgets 2016: OnePlus 3 and Modabag

Today, we’d like to highlight two pieces of gadgetry that are perfect for your Fall 2016 travel. First off, let’s look at a perfect phone for globe-trotting travelers. The OnePlus 3 is a fully featured Android phone that has the same specifications and features as the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and others, that retail for double the price. Coming in at $399 is the OnePlus 3 and this phone has an ideal camera, big screen and 64gb of onboard memory! Also, the OnePlus 3 is a dual-sim phone, meaning you can run your home SIM in the phone...

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5 Reasons Why Cottages Make A Vacation Great

When my wife and I travel with our three young kids, we like to have adventures. We love to be outdoors, hike, see the sights and experience as much about our destinations as possible. Fun destinations are new, exciting and inspiring. Yet, it’s nice to have the certain comforts of home when you’re playing tourist. We just wrapped a trip down to Southern California and we were so thankful that for most of our trip, we stayed in Carlsbad’s Villagio Cottages. Don’t get me wrong – our kids love hotels, they love eating the all-you-can-eat breakfasts and they love...

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Review: LG G5 From AT&T

AT&T recently loaned me an LG G5 to review. In this exhaustive review, I check out the phone’s camera quality, battery life and over all ‘bang for the buck’ rating. Excerpt: I’ve become an LG fan since 2014 when I first bought a Nexus 5. Since then, I’ve used both an LG G4 and LG V10 as my primary phones. Amongst an army of Android phone makers, I enjoy LG’s commitment to camera excellence, removable battery and removable storage. Also, from a design perspective, LG phones stand out and look as good as they perform (to this reviewer’s eyes, at...

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Use WhatsApp To Save On Messaging While Abroad

When you go away on vacation to another country, it’s always good to stay in contact. As a dad, I like to check in with Grandma and Grandpa to stay up to date on what’s happening with our kids while we’re abroad. However, texting the traditional way can be very expensive when you travel abroad. If your family happens to all be an iPhone family, you can use iMessage to send text messages and pictures while on Wi-Fi while abroad. However, many families are a mix of Android, iPhone and other phones. Lucky enough, there’s a solution: WhatsApp. This...

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Find Everything With Tile

We’ve all been there. You’re headed out the door, phone in hand, wallet on your person – and you’re missing just one thing. Your keys. Tile is a small little gadget that’s about the size of a matchbook and costs a mere $25 at your local AT&T store and is meant to help you find your frequently lost things. Because my wife is always looking for her keys, I gave the Tile to her for a real-life example of how we can put the new gadget to use. The Tile is a pretty tough little device, about as thick...

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