Destinations

Plan a Fun-Filled Guys Weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin

Three fun-filled days was all it took for me to fall in love with the Fox Cities region in Eastern Wisconsin. In the Fox River Valley you’ll find a versatile mix of classic foods, sports, and nightlife to keep anyone entertained. While it’s often touted as a great place for shopping, I found more than enough to plan a fantastic guys weekend. Appleton, the heart of the region, is the perfect base to set up shop for a fun and affordable summer getaway.   What’s a Guy to do in Appleton? You can’t go wrong with a baseball game...

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“Goodbye, Ball”

I have a confession.  I love golf. Not just playing it – which I’ve done for more than 35 years – but also watching it on television. Which is not to say I haven’t fallen asleep on occasion watching golf on TV. I mean really, how could you not, with the way the announcers often lower their voices (In case you didn’t know, they do this because they’re following the players on the course). I don’t fall asleep during the majors, though. Too many good players on the course.  Where did this devotion – to what many people have...

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Guide to LEGOLAND Florida LEGO Star Wars Days

Walt Disney World is NOT the only theme park where you can meet Star Wars characters and celebrate the dark side. LEGOLAND Florida each year has LEGO Star Wars Days events that are not to be missed. So, if you have little ones that love LEGO bricks and Star Wars, they are in for a magical weekend. This exclusive LEGOLAND event begins May 5 and runs for three consecutive weekends (May 5-6, 12-13 & 19-20, 2018). It’s a fun annual park event that families look forward to attending each year. All activities are included with park admission. No extra...

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Top 5 Disney Bucket List Experiences Podcast

https://travelingdad.com/podcast-player/9182/top-5-disney-bucket-list-experiences-podcast.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 55:32 If you’ve made it to this page, that means you’ve thought about Disney, and possibly kicking the bucket one day.  How these two tie together is why we made this podcast.  Life is finite, and from our podcast hosts point of view, that means that we need to maximize our Disney, while minimizing our cholesterol, so that we can have more Disney.  That brought us to today’s topic choice:  What is on each of our lists for Disney Bucket List items.  Each host was challenged to only select 5 experiences they...

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10 Unique Things to Do in Michigan this Summer

Michigan is a large state with many different environments and activities. The warm summer weather is the perfect time to hit the road for a tour of this wonderful state. From the urban sprawl of Detroit to thick forests of the Upper Peninsula, there is something for every traveler in the Great Lakes State. Here are a few of my favorite activities and places to visit.   Walk Through History at Greenfield Village Henry Ford was an avid collector with the intent of preserving what life was like before people flocked to cities to work in factories. At Greenfield...

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San Antonio Surprises – Traveling with Teens Over Spring Break

There’s something magical about spending a few days in a 300-year old city that isn’t (a) in Europe or (b) on the East Coast of the United States.  San Antonio – the seventh largest city in the U.S. and the second largest in Texas (after Houston) – turns 300 this year and is looking very good for its age. This year for Spring Break – rather than head to a beach where the weather still might be iffy in early April – we decided for something less traditional. None of us had been to San Antonio before (although it’s...

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See Why People are Flocking to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh

The National Aviary, located in the Allegheny Commons Park in Pittsburgh’s North Side, offers an unique way to learn about the lives of birds. With more than 500 birds representing over 150 species, the aviary invites visitors to step into open spaces where the birds are as free their guests. The variety of habitats and sheer number of birds made this one of the highlights during our recent family trip to Pittsburgh. Originally built in 1952 as part of a conservatory, the aviary has undergone several expansions and became a publicly owned organization in 1991 when the city could...

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24 Hours In Hong Kong With Kids | TravelingDAD

Since my wife is a teacher and both of our kids are in school, one of our big chances for family travel comes at spring break. Everyone in the family gets a say in where we want to go and then I search for flights to try to make it happen. This year, our family decided to visit friends who had moved Tokyo last June. Since I was planning to use miles to pay for the flights and Asia is quite far away, we wanted to fly in business class. After doing a bit of searching, it became clear that Cathay...

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Take Your Kids To the Auto Show. I Mean It

Every dad should take his kids to the auto show at least once. I’m not just saying that because I’m a car-obsessed automotive journalist either. It’s because auto shows are a staple of Americana and have a lot of entertainment for the whole family and at very little cost. I recently took my kids to the Denver Auto Show in Colorado, one of the smaller regional shows I’d highly recommend as a daytime getaway. This year, the show happened during spring break when my 7, 8, and 9 year old were all out of school. Perfect. Most auto shows...

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