Family Travel Advice & Escapist Fun From Dad’s Perspective: A blog focused on travel, theme parks, and entertainment to help families navigate through life’s adventures.

It’s trite, but true: life’s an adventure – whether it takes you across the street, across the country, or across the globe. Adventures by Daddy invites everyone to follow along as one father, with a passion for travel, discovers the adventures that abound every day. This blog focuses on trip reports from solo travels for work, family travels for relaxation and vacation, and everyday adventures at home with family and parenting. Adventures by Daddy covers select films and television shows that also embrace the spirit of adventure. I invite you to follow along, share your thoughts and perspectives, as we discover the world together and build a community of families interested in travel and adventure.

About the Author:

Dave Parfitt is married, father of two, and lives in Rochester, New York, USA. I’m also a runner with a PhD in neuroscience, and work full-time at a bucolic Western New York college. Throughout my academic training and career, I’ve lived in numerous Northeastern and Midwestern US cities before settling in the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York. For work I’ve traveled worldwide, but it was planning a Walt Disney World trip as father of two budding princesses that I became “bitten by the family travel bug.”

In addition to travel-writing at Adventures by Daddy, I have served as a guest writer for a number of different sites, and my articles have appeared on USA Today Travel, Fox News, Huffington Post, MiniTime, Parade Magazine, and Yahoo Travel, to name a few.

Fox News Travel

Visiting New York City, the Disney Way

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ cruise to Norway: Should you hop on board or ‘let it go’?

New York’s Boldt Castle Tells the Tale of Star-Crossed Lovers

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Huffington Post Travel

Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff From Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Make Their Norway Debut

Peek Inside Disney’s $2K/Night Polynesian Bungalow, The Ultimate Walt Disney World Room With A View

College Students Swap Partying for Serving During Give Kids The World Spring Break

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Other Syndicated Posts around the Internet

Harry Potter and the Rise of Universal Theme Parks (About.com)

12 FREE Attractions in Orlando for the Whole Family (Parade Magazine)

Taller! Faster! Scarier! Best New Extreme Attractions (USA Today Travel)

Introducing the New Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World (Yahoo! Travel)

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Family Travel Expert for USA Today’s 10 Best List Readers’ Choice Awards

I also have published travel articles in print newspapers and magazines as well,

  • Top Five New Roller Coasters for 2014USA Today, 31 Jan. 2014: 8B. print.
  • Winter 2013 Member Connection Magazine for Western & Central NY AAA “Great Wolf Lodge: A Warm and Tropical Surprise Close to Home”


In The Press


Great Wolf Lodge AAM BadgeI have worked with multiple companies, agencies, and brands such as, Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Parks & Resorts, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Great Wolf Lodge, Embassy Suites Hotels, and multiple convention and visitors bureaus. In March 2013, I was invited to serve on Great Wolf Lodge’s “Ask a Mom” family-travel expert panel.

About the Author

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I’m a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.