Destinations

If I Can Stand Up On a Paddleboard, So Can You

In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third installment of the Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series, Ford Prefect, a reporter for the aforementioned guide, suggests that there’s a trick to flying. “The knack,” he says, “lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” This tip was on my mind during my first-ever stand-up paddleboard lesson with YOLO Board Adventures this past November as I stood amongst a gaggle of fellow travel writers on the shore of the fun-to-say Choctawhatchee Bay, nestled within the Florida Panhandle’s Emerald Coast region. I reasoned that if flying is the art...

Read More

Key West: No, You Can’t Really See Cuba From Here

Sarah Palin, in the 2008 presidential campaign was Alaska’s governor. Most people thought she actually said “I can see Russia from my house.” She never said that; it was Tina Fey. The Saturday Night live comedian could have been standing in Key West at the southernmost point in the United States and said: I can see Cuba from here.” Well, she really couldn’t have because it’s 90 miles away and that would be difficult even on one of the key’s beautifully clear days. Southernmost Point is one of the more popular spots to visit in Key West. There’s nothing...

Read More

7 – Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape in Austin, Texas

Traveling to Austin in the near future?  Ever visited Austin, the live music capital of the world? If you are headed this way be sure and check out our list of the 7 – Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape.  I love spending time with the kiddos and I enjoy having an ice cold beer too. Why not be able to have the best of both worlds? Well you can check out the list below: 7 – Restaurants  with Beer and a Playscape in no particular order.  A few are in the Austin metro are and a few are...

Read More

Rivers of Light Debut and Opening Date Announced!

Rivers of Light sneak peek! Finally! Rivers of Light Sneak Peek Rivers of Light is one of the most highly anticipated shows “coming soon” at Disney World.  This show was suppose to open last summer, but was delayed several times.  Many joked if the show would ever open…until now!  Last night, we were surprised at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference with an exclusive sneak peek of the Rivers of Light.  I was so excited, but I did not expect very much.  Last summer, Rivers of Light was replaced with The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show.  Let me say...

Read More

Legoland Florida Introduces Ninjago World

Legoland Florida Legoland Florida Resort introduces Ninjago World at its theme park in Winter Haven, Fla. just outside of Orlando. My family and I visited Legoland for the first time and did not know what to expect. We knew, from friends’ recommendations, that the park was particularly friendly towards younger kids. With two pre-school twin boy critics in the family, we ventured out to discover what it was all about. Legoland invited my wife and blogger matriarch, Tara, to the grand opening of Ninjago World so the boys and I tagged along – she had little say in the affair....

Read More

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...

Read More

6 Tips for Visiting Dart’em Up in Austin, Texas

Dart’em Up is Austin’s newest foam dart sports arena and the first of its kind in Texas. Dart’em Up is a 12,500 sq ft facility jam packed full of fun, excitement, and Nerf guns! But before you go check out my 6 Tips for Visiting Dart’em Up. Dart’em Up Austin, Texas My oldest boy and I were able to visit Dart’em Up and we had a blast! Also, check out our Dart’em Up Vlog post.   Dart’em Up Tour Check out a little video tour of Dart’em Up. Head over to my YouTube Channel to see the video of...

Read More

A Beautiful Day in England at Bodiam Castle

In mid-summer 2016, my family spent three weeks traipsing around the U.K., going from London to Ireland and then back again to England for a drive around the northeast, Wales and southern England. On the second to last day, just before we kicked off the ’16-’17 English football season at Craven Cottage in West London and before we explored A. A. Milne and Christopher Robin’s real life Hundred Acre Wood, we spent a beautiful day in England at Bodiam Castle. This ended up as one of the best days of our entire vacation. Not only is Bodiam, with its...

Read More

Top 5 Winter Activities in Duluth Minnesota

What do you do in Duluth, Minnesota in the winter? It’s cold, covered in snow. Did I mention that it’s cold? We’re Floridians! We weren’t sure what to do during our white Christmas vacation in Duluth, Minnesota, so we had to find out. We couldn’t just sit in the cabin by the fire the whole time! Well, maybe we could… Our daughter, Hunter, wanted to see snow for her December birthday and to have a white Christmas. Dad grew up in Northern Minnesota and still had family up there, so he knew how he could provide both for his...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Traveling Dad Ad

#TDADS on Instagram