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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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Smart Travelers Never Leave Home Without Tripcase

Traveling, especially with kids, is hard and sometimes unpleasant. Between airline delays, overwhelming amounts of gear and entertaining little ones while on the road, travel can be daunting. However, sometimes, an app or gadget can come along and become so crucial for travel success that we can’t imagine hitting the road without them. For me, TripCase falls into this category. What’s so great about Tripcase? It’s a traveling service and app for iOS and Android that consolidates all of your travel plans and itineraries in one single place for easy reference. That’s right – you can combine all your...

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Beer travelers: Don’t leave home without this app

I’m from Oregon, and like many of my brothers and sisters in this great state, I’m a beer snob. We like to support small, independent craft breweries. Also, as a Traveling Dad, I often seek out local beer as a part of my travel experience, wherever I roam. My motto is “live local through beer”. Also, many small independent craft brewers have become very successful. As a result, they’re getting bought up by big beer brands such as Coors, AB InBev (think Anheuser-Busch) and many others. So, as a result, as a beer tourist, sometimes it’s hard to know...

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5 Tips for Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail

After going on my first section hike of the Appalachian Trail with my son, recently, I thought I’d share my 5 tips for section hiking the Appalachian Trail. My son’s Boy Scout patrol recently decided they wanted to do a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. For them, this served two purposes, working on the Camping Merit Badge and working on the Cooking Merit Badge. It also got them out hiking and backpacking. Something our Troop rarely does. With some guidance from one of the Assistant Scoutmasters, the boys created a plan for section hiking the Appalachian Trail that...

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Ski Dubai: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Ski Dubai offers plenty of indoor fun for the entire family, year-round. Located in the heart of Dubai, the Mall of the Emirates is an ultra-chic shopping mall with stores you can expect to find along Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry and Cartier to name a few. The ever expanding universe that is Dubai doesn’t escape your mind here, as mini-mockups of skyscrapers with all their luxurious amenities dot the walk ways, with aggressive sales reps donned in Gucci shoes compete for your attention to glimpse the upcoming property. In a not-so-tucked corner of the mall,...

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Why Global Entry and TSA Precheck should be in your travel playbook

A few months ago I went through the application process for Global Entry and TSA Precheck. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Global Entry, it is a program operated by the US Customs and Border Control under the Trusted Traveler Program. Global Entry allows individuals that are pre-approved through a screening process to bypass customs upon re-entry into the United States. Instead of waiting in line, you proceed to the designated kiosks, scan your fingerprints for verification, answer a few questions, and you are given a “receipt” to continue to baggage claim and the exit. It’s that...

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