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Daddy-and-Me Vacation Survival Guide

Travel_with_DadBy Paul Banas

While nothing beats traveling together as a whole family, dads are increasingly opting to take trips alone with their children for a special, bonding experience. What’s it like when Dad is the lone parent on a trip? I talked with several “well-traveled” dads and gathered these tips.


1. Have a plan, but be willing to adjust it to meet the child’s needs.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

3. For inexperienced travelers, look to inclusive resorts or tried-and-true destinations.

4. ALWAYS keep a stocked diaper, snack and/or kids’ activity bag with you.

5. Unplug the BlackBerry, iPhone and laptop.

6. Be patient, and enjoy this special time with your children.

 

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Paul Banas is a freelance writer and the founder of Greatdad.com.

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