I had the opportunity to travel with my dad recently. A few of my friends have also recently gone on trips with their dads. We all agree there’s something truly great about it.

I know what you’re thinking, Dad is so uncool. How will I get to meet people my own age and get in that necessary party time? Dad is cooler than you think. Being in a new place will show you new qualities that you may not have known Dad had. And that partying…my dad went on the Beach and Pool Crawl and the Blue Dolphin with me, and was the life of the party both times. People liked him more than me – he definitely upped my cool factor.

Of course, if you have a significant other, traveling together is a different type of amazing and is the best in its own special way. You should do this and often, and I still recommend you give traveling with Dad a shot as well. You won’t regret it.

Traveling with friends is fun but inevitability leads to disagreements on what to do, where to eat, etc. Dad is simple and above all that nonsense. He also has patience like no other. No useless disagreements on his watch.

Dad is down for adventures and will guarantee a fun trip. Zip lining, kayaking, you name it, Dad is dying to do these things.

I can’t stand it when people spend the whole trip shopping instead of actually doing something. Not Dad, he hates shopping more than you.

Trying new foods in new places can be intimidating and annoying. What if you don’t like what you ordered? Not to worry, just like when you were a kid Dad will eat it.

You don’t have to worry about getting lost with Dad. While we youngins are dependent on our phones for directions, Dad is old school and has a natural directional sense.

Dad knows your weird habits and is ok with it. He understands that the day can’t start until you’ve had some serious coffee, and he knows you need your afternoon solo time for yoga to recharge.

Finally, if something goes wrong, Dad has it covered. This is what dads were made for – problem solving and fixing things.

Have you traveled with your dad? If so, let me know what you think is best!

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