Destinations

Traveling With A Food-Allergic Kid to Salzburg

In my first post I talked about the challenges of dealing with my son’s food allergies, both during my family’s long-haul flight to Munich and once we reached the city. Turns out the train ride from Munich to Salzburg would prove to be an even bigger challenge. Why? Traveling short distances is in some ways more challenging with food-allergic kids. On our long-haul flight to Munich we were able to check  our bags, so we were relieved of that burden. But on the train to Salzburg we had to carry all our baggage (in addition to keeping track of our son). Aside from...

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Reunion Tower and City Pass

Traveling solo can be fun and you can discover new things in the cities you are visiting! I headed to Dallas for the 2017 Dallas-For Worth Auto Show solo and decided to visit an attraction on my down time.  While there I decided to take in the sites and check out Reunion Tower in Dallas. Reunion Tower aka the big ball in the Dallas Skyline.  From 470 feet up you’ll see  360-degree panoramic views of Dallas. It is awesome!!! It kind of looks like this at night. Reunion Tower is located in downtown Dallas and is family friendly.   A friendly...

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Star Wars Galactic Spectacular

Star. Wars. Galactic. Spectacular. I think I’ve said all I need to say about this Disney experience. Star Wars Galactic Spectacular In all seriousness, the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the best fireworks displays at Disney World. That’s saying something. The show includes scenes from your favorite Star Wars movies projected onto Grauman’s Chinese Theater accompanied by the score from Star Wars. Some of these scenes even become somewhat interactive with lasers shooting out into the audience as a tie fighter squares off with an X-wing fighter. Of course, you’ll hear some of...

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Huzzah! Arizona Renaissance Festival Time Means It’s Spring

Huzzah! In Spring, Arizona won’t turn the clocks to daylight savings time. The Phoenix area turns it back 450 years for the Renaissance Festival. Festival time in perfect Arizona spring weather Every February through April, it’s Arizona Renaissance Festival time. The event displaces the Sonoran Desert with an Elizabethan Village. In 2018 it turns 30-years-old. The fair takes place at a 17th century “village” east of Gold Canyon, Arizona. The time warp into the past is about a 45 minute-drive from most major Phoenix-Scottsdale resorts. The festival runs from the second weekend in February through the second weekend in April....

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Best FREE Snorkeling Experience? Castaway Cay!

Is Castaway Cay the best snorkeling experience available? While enjoying our 19th Disney Cruise in February of this year, we decided to try out the new(ish) snorkeling trail on Disney’s own private paradise island, Castway Cay. We’ve tried snorkeling at Castaway Cay on previous Disney Cruises in the old area and it was OK. This newer area, though was a lot of fun! The best part? You can experience this snorkeling “trail” for FREE! Best Snorkeling Experience The Castaway Cay snorkeling experience begins at Gil’s Fins and Boats or Flippers and Floats, depending on which end of the family...

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A local’s guide to family friendly things to do in Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh-Durham (aka “the Triangle”) has a lot of family friendly things to do. This is one of the main reasons we love living here. You can drive 2 hours to the east and your at the beach. Drive 2.5 hours to the west and you’re in the mountains. Growing up in North Carolina, I took for granted all that this area offered. Moving away for a few years after college finally gave me an appreciation for the area. Take a look at some of the family friendly things to do if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the Triangle of...

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2 Dads Take A Tour of a Brewery

It’s no secret that I enjoy beer, especially a craft beer brewed in town.  Heck I even wrote about it on these posts, 4 Family Friendly Austin Breweries and 7 Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape.  Last week fellow Traveling Dad, Raphael Ocampo was visiting Austin, TX and we decided to take a little field trip.   Check out our video – 2 Dads Take A Tour of a Brewery. 2 Dads Take A Tour of a Brewery Raphael was in town on business and my wife was at home with the kids so it was just the dads doing what...

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4 – Kid Friendly Craft Breweries in Austin

Austin is not only the live music capital of the world but it seems that craft breweries are popping up all over the place!  As a dad and lover of beer I was inclined to do some research. Most of these places are amazing places to drink beer and are kid friendly too!  Check our my list of 4 – Kid Friendly Craft Breweries in Austin, Texas (in no particular order). 4 – Kid Friendly Craft Breweries in Austin Austin Beer Works Austin beer works has one of the largest open area patio of the breweries I visited. It also...

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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...

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