Everyone needs regular vacations. Period. I don’t care if you’re an hourly worker or the CEO. You need to get away from the grind and recharge your battery. You need a life away from work. Yet in this dismal economy with high unemployment, some people are afraid to take off work. They fear that management […]
My 12-year-old son and I just returned from a weeklong trip to the Grand Canyon. Wow. Words can’t describe the immense size and awesome beauty of the canyon. You have to see it – trust me.
Kids look forward to the end of school. But some dads anticipate it even more.
I can’t imagine even the thought. But some divorced couples, to maintain an appearance of family cohesiveness, take vacations together. An Associated Press article extolled the merits of exes traveling together with their kids. It mentioned that divorced celebrities, such as Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, make it a practice. So what? I say taking […]
With summer approaching, you may face a dilemma as a single dad. You’d like to take your children on a memorable vacation, but you don’t have an unlimited travel budget. What to do? Start planning now, and you can put together an affordable summer vacation. “Preparation is key,” writes travel expert Peter Greenberg. “And when […]
On a dinner date, I think the rules are generally clear: The man usually pays. Not that the woman can’t offer to pay. But I don’t know any guys who expect a woman to split the tab. But on a trip, that’s a different story. We’re talking a lot more money.
He did it. My son, Connor, managed to have a great time without video games, movies or TV during our time in Durango. I’m a little surprised. Not that I was expected him to have a complete meltdown without electronics. But I was anticipating some whining and protests.
Driving in the Colorado mountains requires keen concentration and steady nerves. I learned that today as my son and I drove from Durango to Silverton on the fifth day of our electronics-free vacation. The two-lane winding road hugs the mountainside most of the way. A freefall to certain death or dismemberment awaits the driver who […]
Connor and I each experienced a new adventure Wednesday, the fourth day of our electronics-free vacation. We went on a zip line course high in the mountains outside Durango.
Connor learned how to row a boat today. We went whitewater rafting with a tour guide and had a great time. The water in the crystal-clear Animas River was flowing slowly, so it could hardly be called rapids. Still, we had a few exciting moments going through churning water and bouncing off boulders as cold […]