Road Trips

Giving Up Control: Can Self-Driving Cars and Dads Live in Harmony?

Self-parking cars, like the Ford Fusion I test drove in Florida, are the way of the future. But are they the right way for real men? We guys like to be in control. The feel of the gas pedal. Hands on the steering wheel. Showing off our parking prowess in that really tight parking spot. Living in New York City, where parking is always at a premium, learning to park is a critical coming-of-age skill. If the cars do it for us, what are dads supposed to teach their sons (and daughters)? On the other hand, after a long...

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Traveling Dad Driving Tips By Daym Drops

Last month the 2017 New York International Auto Show made car enthusiasts even more enthusiastic about cars. The event yielded a Girls Night Out sponsored by SheBuysCars and Traveling Mom. And, I had the opportunity to catch up with Daym Drops. Daym, aka Daymon Patterson, is a YouTube #FoodTitan and food correspondent for “The Rachael Ray Show.” He’s also a father of two. So shortly after testing the trunk capacity of the 2018 Toyota Camry, Daym and I evaluated the legroom of the 2018 Yaris, where I asked him what he feared most about his eldest daughter eventually hitting the road as a licensed driver. In his answer, Daym notes the...

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Colorful Wynwood Walls Will Wow You

Wynwood – Miami, Fla. Every big city has a neighborhood with a dotted past. A neighborhood that is going through a resurgence, typically led by artist, which eventually becomes gentrified and prices out those trendsetters. In Miami, one neighborhood that’s ultra chic and trendy is Wynwood. Wynwood, just north of Downtown Miami, near the Brickell area, is certainly not completely gentrified yet. There are many characteristics, and characters, to remind of that if you step a few streets out of the main drag in any direction. Homeless shelters and those in those who call the streets their home greet...

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The Lexus IS200t Is A Little Bit “Extra”

This past November, my family and I decided to head out of town for a bit of a Thanksgiving “staycation” in Orlando. Rather than spend the typically stress-filled weekend running around like a turkey with our head cut off, we’d instead be pampered, served, and introduced to the joys of footgolf. Along for the ride – actually, our ride itself – was a spicy-hot red Lexus IS200t courtesy of DriveShop USA. The littlest Lexus provided everything a family ready to spend hours on the road would expect; it possessed style, space, power, and comfort. The twice-removed blood ties to...

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The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Completely Surprised Me

I went into our recent winter trip to Maryland expecting (hoping) that a unique driving experience awaited me. I was prepared to put our borrowed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder through its paces up and down snow and ice-covered mountains. I anticipated my car control skills and this latest version of Nissan’s popular crossover to both be properly tested. Of course, without the onslaught of snow we planned for, that test was no longer part of our itinerary. However, I was far from disappointed. In fact, I was gifted a totally unexpected driving experience by way of one of the 2017...

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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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THE 2017 Volvo XC90 – Your Wife’s New Favorite SUV

“It’s too stiff. And stuffy. I don’t like it.” True to her Maryland hill country roots, my wife was resisting the allure of the butterscotch nappa leather seats of the 2017 Volvo XC90 – a vehicle which, in her eyes, was a tribute to excess and bourgeois sophistication. On paper, there was nothing about the XC90 that would remotely appeal to her – especially the $72,000+ price tag for our fully-loaded T6 AWD Inscription model. Disclosure: DriveShop USA loaned me a Volvo XC90 for review purposes. Opinions were not directed by DriveShop USA, and are, as always, my own....

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Fresh Eggs and Ancient Farms in Southwest Colorado

County Road G is a rural road southwest of Cortez, but it’s the heart of an adventure deep in the land of the ancients and the beautiful scenery that makes up southwestern Colorado. Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch Her long dark hair drifting over her shoulder, petite Ming Adams strokes the feathers on a plump quietly clucking hen with one hand and reaches under with the other withdrawing a brown egg. Gently placing it the basket resting on the fresh sawdust floor, she nestles the basket into the crook of one arms, smiles and holds up one of...

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