Dave Parfitt

Dave is a reformed academic with a PhD in neuroscience, who began writing about his family travel adventures after surviving a trip to Walt Disney World with his two budding princesses, now ages 19 and 16. As owner and editor of Adventures by Daddy, Dave offers family travel advice and escapist fun from Dad’s point of view.

What’s your favorite vacation destination as a family? Orlando, Florida

What’s your favorite vacation destination as a couple? Finger Lakes, New York

Your first family vacation memory with your kids? The vacation with the biggest impact was a trip to Walt Disney World in 2005 when our daughters were 7 and 4. That was the first time I saw the magic of travel through my kids’ eyes. Everything was wondrous and exciting to them. We’ve been hooked ever since.

What’s your kids favorite vacation? Disney Norwegian Fjord cruise in 2015

What would you take on a desert island? Well, if I’m not limited to one thing, I would take a knife, flint, a hammock, rope, and a pot, and perhaps a guitar so I could teach myself to play. Most importantly, I’d love to take my family with me so we could grow old together.

What’s on your family vacation wish list? #1 Alaska! #2 An African safari #3 Hawaii #4 Paris #5 Iceland and the northern lights #6 long-term goal, visit all 50 U.S. states, and as many National Parks as we can find.

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