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2018 Mazda6: Refinement and Luxury for Traveling Dads

        I’ve always liked the Mazda brand. My first introduction to Mazda was in the late 1970s, when one of my college friends bought a new RX-7. The rotary powered RX-7 was introduced to take some of the shine off of the red-hot Datsun Z-Car, which was one of two cars, the other being the Toyota Corolla, to put then fledgling Japanese car brands on the American consumer’s retail map.   Over the years, the Mazda brand has had some hits and misses. Misses include hanging on to rotary engine technology found in the RX lineup...

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Can You Travel with Dementia? What You Need to Know!

A dementia diagnosis can change the lives of all involved- patient & family alike. After you finish thinking through how day to day life will work with this diagnosis your mind may wander to travel. Is traveling with Alzheimer’s or travel with dementia even still possible? If you and your loved one enjoyed globetrotting, road tripping, or just had that one special vacation spot that you went to year after year, it may actually be very beneficial to both of you to get out and travel again. Traveling with Alzheimer’s- Assess the Situation Be realistic. This is probably the...

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Kids Rock Climbing with Fun Walls

Kids rock climbing is becoming more prevalent, in part, due to retail stores installing them trying to lure back customers. In southwest Florida, the Miromar Outlets installed a rock climbing wall from Fun Walls. The walls kept our fearless – for the most part – kids entertained for almost an hour, which is the minimum time you can purchase. We paid $10 per hour for each kid. You really want to make sure that you kid is ready for it because if they get scared or bored after a few minutes, you’re out of 10 bucks! Our preschoolers are...

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Hidden Secrets

https://travelingdad.com/podcast-player/8839/disney-animal-kingdom-theme-park-hidden-gems.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 38:20What do you do when your newest Disney Files magazine comes in the mail?  Grab your favorite Stitch mug, sit back, and enjoy the read, I’m sure.  Well, we here at Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over podcast studio and shawarma factory (patent pending) do things a little differently.  Where you saw a leisurely read, we envisioned a whole new podcast series.  A series-within-our-series if you will.  Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World offers many well known adventures, but there are so many details within...

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Springtime Car Maintenance Checklist!

Alright Traveling Dads: You’ve been eyeing a family trip, and finances dictate that hitting the road instead of flying may be the most economical way to travel. When the weather begins to change from winter’s gloom to the glory of spring, many begin using our cars more. Well, a cheap road trip can turn into a major financial hardship if your trusty steed is not ready for the task. So what’s a concerned dad to do? Before getting into the full swing of warm weather, take time out to give your car a maintenance checkup. The following tips should...

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The Top Five Things to Know about Visiting Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum

I travel a lot for work and I like it.  I like going to new places, seeing new things, eating new foods, and best of all – getting to know new people. With a free afternoon on a recent business trip to Pittsburgh and based on a recommendation from my dear sweet wife, I headed across the Andy Warhol Bridge (yes, indeed) to the fabulous North Shore neighborhood to check out the Andy Warhol Museum. Here are the top five things you should know as a first-timer about your visit to the Warhol Museum: No. 1 First, it’s accessible...

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Toy Story Land Opening Announced for Walt Disney World!

Toy Story Land Opening June 30, 2018 The Toy Story Land opening is officially set June 30, 2018. Mark your calendar and get ready for some new magic at Walt Disney World. There are two Toy Story Lands in existence at Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. The newest Toy Story Land is coming to Hollywood Studios, in an area by Toy Story Mania appropriately, back by where Bug’s Life used to be. We used to love Bug’s Life rope course and slides since it offered an area for the little ones to play, similar to the dig park...

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Prevent a Missing Child: 7 Safety Tips to Teach Your Kids Today

A missing child. It’s every parents worst nightmare. You’re out in a crowd with your kids and suddenly your child is gone. If they get lost does your kiddo know what to do? Prepare your lost child with easy safety tips. No One Wants an Unprepared Missing Child. As parents we are always keeping kids safe. As soon as we see that positive pregnancy test we are shopping for a child safety kit and baby proofing. We buy the safest car seats and learn how to properly install them. Babysitters are interviewed, day cares are researched and finding a...

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Traveling Dad

Every year around this time of year, we all scramble to purchase the best gift for our loved ones. In case you’re looking for a gift idea for a traveler in your life – we have a round up for you to peruse. As a bonus, many of the items are available on Amazon Prime for easy delivery before the holiday! 🙂 In brief, our list includes: Bose’s SoundSport have fantastic sound with ample bass – and have up to 6 hours of battery life. If you’re a jogger, you’ll be happy to know that these are sweat and...

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The Flying With Kids Master Plan — A Traveling Dad Expert’s Best Tips For Air Travel With Children

Despite what you have heard or seen depicted in movies, air travel with toddlers and other young children doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. I know because I’ve been flying around the world with my two daughters since the first born was 5-months old. She’s been to over 20 countries and more than 2/3 of the states now as a 13-year-old. Here is my Flying With Kids Master Plan and some other Traveling Dad expert travel tips that will not only keep you and your kids sane on the plane, but actually help you both enjoy the experience of...

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