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Dad's Travel Guide – A helpful resource for traveling with kids

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When you travel with small kids, a stroller is a must-have item. Not only will it help with getting your little one safely around the park, but it also serves as a great place to take a nap.  The day’s in the park are long and hot, and a short bit of shut-eye makes the day that much better. For the past 3 years, 5 week-long trips to Disney World, a 1 week trip to Atlantis and many days of use...

WDW Entrance

Select a Disney Resort for your First Stay on Property The resorts at Disney World are each a unique masterpiece.  All of the Disney Properties have a unique theme and style, and all live up to the magic.  As you can imagine, there are variations on the prices and accommodation levels.  All of the resorts discussed here are on-property, meaning they are owned, operated and located within the Walt...

When traveling with a Baby, be sure to pack the essentials. When preparing to fly with a baby, it is important to pack some items that are critical to staying comfortable and safe.. Not only do you have to pack for yourself, but you also need to pack for the little one.   Babies generally require more stuff to keep them clean, safe and occupied on the trip. Feeding Supplies. When packing for a baby,...

Beagle Puppy

Bringing your Furred Friend to Disney? Disney Offers Pets A Place to Stay. Why leave your puppy at home, when you can bring him or her with you. While most children will quickly forget about everything at home when touched by the magic of Disney, some are very attached to their pet and there is no need to be far apart. Disney has an on-property kennel service which allows families to vacation with...

At the age of 2, my son made his fifth trip to Disney World.  On this trip we gave him his very own children’s carry-on luggage. Disney themed luggage is perfect for carrying items for your children to use in-flight.  It easily fits in the overhead compartment on most planes, or under the seat in front of you.  These Heys Hard Side bags are made of polycarbonite composite material which makes...

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I received an email from Delta that my flight time has changed.  This seems to happen often to me and the airline doesn’t matter.  In one of my first blog posts, jetblue changed my flight time – now what I wrote about this same subject.  Now that Delta has notified me that ” Your Delta itinerary has changed “, I figured I would summarize their policy as best as I understand...

I recently purchased and used a CARES Child Aviation Harness for a trip with my 19 month old son. The restraint is a great way to secure your child into the aircraft seat when you are not traveling with a carseat, or your carseat is checked luggage. The restraint is designed for use for children over the age of 1 and weight between 22 and 44 pounds. The restraint loops over the top of the seat and...

Wi-Fi

Attention all wireless device addicts – you connection is live. Free WiFi is now available at the Magic Kingdom theme park. As of August 2nd, Disney has rolled-out free WiFi access for all guests. The service called “Disney Guest” will allow access to your favorite websites and social media venues. After accepting the terms of service, you are online and connected. We are yet to see...

You will have no shortage of things to carry when flying with an infant.  From the stroller, to the car seat, the diaper bag to the child, these items will assist you with carrying and protecting all your items.  These are products that I purchased and highly recommend.  The Gate Check Bags fold up neatly into a zippered pouch.  They can be carried to the gate where you can put your stroller or...

Teens are not totally out of luck in Sin City.  There are plenty of affordable attractions and things to do to keep them busy and out of trouble.  You can build a full day itinerary of events from the top to the bottom of the strip.  Here is a list of my favorites: Mandalay Bay Shark Reef:  The Shark Reef is a 1.6 million gallon aquarium full of sharks.  Over 100 sharks, along with sea turtles...