Dave Parfitt

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10 Best Fitness Trackers for Kids 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Activity tracker watches help kids develop healthy habits and keep moving in technologically fun ways. Parents already using them might want to get a kids…

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10 Best Smartwatches for Kids 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Looking for the best smartwatch for kids? As prices have come down, more and more parents are trying to find that perfect smartwatch for kids,…

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10 Best Alaska Cruises for Families 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Not only is a cruise to Alaska at the top of many families’ bucket lists, but it’s also a convenient way to sample The Last…

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10 Best Disneyland Rides for Toddlers

by Dave Parfitt

No, toddlers aren’t too young to enjoy Disneyland! In fact, there’s so much for toddlers and preschoolers to do at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, that…

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11 Best Family Vacations With College Students

by Dave Parfitt

Family vacations don’t have to stop once the kids head off to college. We’ve found several family vacation destinations that appeal to young adults and…

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6 Alaska Bucket List Adventures for Families

by Dave Parfitt

With its combination of outdoor adventures, wildlife encounters, and scenic beauty, Alaska will always be a bucket list destination. But with so much to discover…

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11 Best Men’s Diaper Bags for Dads 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Dads need diaper bags, too! Choose a diaper bag backpack, diaper bag messenger bag, or diaper bag duffle bag that fits your style and carries everything…

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9 Coolest Cruise Ship Dining Experiences for Families

by Dave Parfitt

When it comes to family dining at sea, cruise ships have come a long way from chicken fingers and buffets. While Disney Cruise Line leads…

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12 Best Bags for the Amusement Park

by Dave Parfitt

As official theme park Sherpa for our family, I know the value of a good bag that gives quick access to water bottles and snacks,…

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10 Best Beach Umbrellas for 2020

by Dave Parfitt

We were having a great time in Bethany Beach, Delaware, visiting the grandparents until “the incident.” A gust of wind picked up our beach umbrella, blew…

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All 7 Universal Orlando Resort Hotels, Ranked

by Dave Parfitt

Since 2014, Universal Orlando Resort has blossomed from three onsite hotels to seven (soon to be eight), with the opening of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort…

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How to Strategize Your Visit to Disney’s New Star Wars Lands

by Dave Parfitt

For those who’ve always imagined wielding a lightsaber and walking in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a dream come true. After visiting…

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10 Best Kid-Proof Water Bottles for Travel

by Dave Parfitt

A solid reusable water bottle is essential for everyone in the family—kids included. Stainless steel water bottles have gained popularity as parents look to avoid…

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13 Best Small Amusement Parks in the U.S.

by Dave Parfitt

Small amusement parks are the best amusement parks! Fewer crowds often mean shorter lines, and small amusement parks are usually easier on the wallet, too.…

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10 Best Travel Books to Inspire Wanderlust Teens

by Dave Parfitt

As teens strive for independence, sometimes they look to break away from the family vacation and venture off on their own. Here are 10 travel…

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Packing Light with Kids: 7 Tools to Minimize Bulk and Maximize Fun

by Dave Parfitt

With airline luggage rules becoming more and more restrictive, packing for family vacations is a challenge. It’s essential for parents to pack light and smart.…

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25 Best New Rides and Roller Coasters for 2020

by Dave Parfitt

In 2020, a brand-new theme park will open in the United States: LEGOLAND New York will debut for the summer season and anchor an entire…

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7 Cool Gadgets That Will Improve Any Trip

by Dave Parfitt

Some travel gadgets seem so genius that you have to wonder if they’re actually useful—and many times, they aren’t. But these cool travel gadgets—while slightly…

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4 Ways to Avoid Getting a Dad Bod When Traveling

by Dave Parfitt

Once I became a dad, exercise became an even more important part of my life. My preferred form of exercise is running, and there are…

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SNEAK PEEK: “Stranger Things” at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

by Dave Parfitt

All towns have their own mysteries, but if you’re a fan of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” you know there’s something a bit different about the fictional…

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