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The Traveling Dad Workout Guide

I know. The last thing you need is one more person telling you how important it is to stay healthy and in shape. Instead, I’m going to share some exercises I’ve added to my workout routine over the past few months, along with their unexpected travel-related benefits. See, I didn’t initially add any of these with the intent to make myself a better traveler. During my family’s recent winter trip to Maryland however, I surprised myself by setting new personal bests in several events well-seasoned traveling dads know well – like the multiple suitcase-carry and overhead storage clean-and-jerk. It doesn’t...

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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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Watch Vs Warning: What You Need to Know Plus Flood Safety Tips

G.I. Joe taught us that “knowing is half the battle” and the Boy Scouts followed up that lesson with “Be Prepared.”  With those wise words echoing are you really prepared? Quick: Watch vs. warning. What’s the difference? Most folks don’t know. Read on for a full watch vs warning explanation and bonus flash flood safety tips. Flash Flooding Happens in a Flash: Don’t Underestimate the Weather Large swathes of the good ‘ol US of A are prone to flash flooding. Those who don’t live in flood regions may not fully appreciate the sheer gravity of flash flooding. Throw in...

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Here’s How To Take A Couples Only Vacation With Kids…Seriously

When you and your significant other plan an evening out alone, you know, those elusive date nights we parents desire more than Gollum wants that precious ring, what is needed to ensure the evening is a smashing success? Incredible food, probably. And memorable entertainment, likely. But most importantly, if you are anything like us, what is wanted, no, what is NEEDED is to know that our kids are being cared for properly and that they are having a fine enough time of it as well. There is absolutely no/nil/zip/zilch/zero chance we will be able enjoy ourselves, no matter how...

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Safety First When Taking Texas Bluebonnet Pictures

Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes wildflowers. As spring creeps into Texas ahead of the rest of the country roadways explode in color with bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes and many more colorful flowers. Also exploding? A total disregard for safety as people clamor to get the perfect bluebonnet pictures. Bluebonnet Season in Central Texas Bluebonnet Season (or what most of the U.S. would call “spring”) becomes a conquest of sorts in Central Texas. Much like the infamous “leaf peepers” of New England, Texas has its own breed of hard-core, never say die, and perhaps even fanatical seasonal botany...

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Disney Cruise Whiskey Tasting, It’s a Thing

Disney Cruise Line has no shortage of amenities for adults and children alike, and now you can add Disney Cruise whiskey tasting to the list. Whiskey tasting aboard the Disney Cruise Line is educational, informative and not to mention a ton of fun. Disney Cruise Whiskey Tasting On the first day of the cruise, we read in the Navigator that whiskey, vodka, margarita, tequila, wine and bourbon tastings were available. With an agenda filled with so many activities for the kids, I thought it would be a nice way to end the day – a nightcap of bourbon, scotch and other...

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Stay Road-Ready with The HydroFlask Tumbler

When you venture out on a road trip, the right equipment and gear is key. Of course we need our smartphones for getting around and staying in touch, gadgets for staying entertained, but what about us, the weary traveler? It’s important to have a few items that enable you to take care of you. For me, having a cold drink is important to staying well while on the road. I dislike using bottled water because it’s wasteful and cold tap water is available at virtually every roadside stop. Our family of five already has water bottles for the kids –...

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4 travel apps for your next trip

Everyone has their go-to travel apps and tools they use on trips. Some use hardcopy guidebooks, printed maps, podcasts. Whatever it is, everyone has that go-to that gets them through a trip. I wanted to cover 4 apps that I used on my recent trip to Europe that will, hopefully, help you out on your future travels. Before I go any further, I want to say that I have no affiliation with any of these companies and these links are not referral links. All of these are free apps and are available on iOS and Android. I’m simply sharing my thoughts and...

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