Whether your father is the strong serious protector type, the adventurous type or the wild and silly type there’s just something so great about getting out and exploring with him. We asked our team about their best memories of adventures with their dads. Here’s what they had to say.
Travelling with my dad as a kid are some of my best memories. It’s the road trips I remember most because dad always had so much patience with us, even after the endless bathroom stops! Travelling from province to province with dad at the wheel always made me feel so safe. I see that same reverence when I see my little guy look at my husband. Travelling with dads take us away from busy lives, fill us with joy and laughter, and remind us of what’s really important. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there.
I have always loved travelling with my dad. My dad was the one who gave me a sense of adventure and the thought that there was always a lot of fun to be had in the world. When we were young there were trips to Disneyland and my Dad was always the first to go on any ride – the scarier the better. It became a point of honour to be able to keep up and go on all the “big” rides. I still love going on rides with my dad and we had my own kids trying to keep up with “grandpa” this past March on our family trip to Disneyland. We learned to ski on the prairies in places like Stranraer and Battleford. When we were good enough, we were rewarded with a ski trip to the mountains and Lake Louise. That first trip, when I was about 8 or 9 years old, turned into several trips a winter to places like Sunshine, Jasper, Big White, Whitefish and Fernie and created some of our best family holiday memories, right through my teenage years.
My dad also loved NASCAR racing. He planned and saved and took us to the Daytona 500 for a family holiday when I was 16. It really showed me that even as an adult you can get great joy out of planning something new. A few years later my dad and I went, just the two of us, to a race in Martinsville, Virginia and had a wonderful time exploring and spending some time together. Lately, we have enjoyed a lot of beach holidays with our extended family and grandpa loves splashing in the waves and boogie boarding with the grandkids and enjoying a cold beer on the beach with the big kids. These are memories my kids and I will never forget and show the value of family. Happy Fathers Day!
~ Jamie Milton
It will be 15 years this June my father passed away, but travelling with my dad when I was a kid is something I’ll always remember. Growing up in a large family, we didn’t get to travel by plane because it would have just been too expensive, but man did we road trip! Camping was done every summer and being the oldest of 4 kids, I had the responsibility of helping dad with set up. I remember one specific trip that rained constantly, but he was determined to still be camping, so there I am in the rain with an umbrella over the us while we try to start a fire.
My favourite memory however is the road trip we made to Michigan when I was about 13. It was the 4th of July, so the parties were in full swing – fireworks, food, and festivities everywhere. Well, he may have had a few extra adult beverages one afternoon, and proceeded to chase all the kids in the pool with the head of the pig roast! (yup, a fully cooked pig head) The girls were screaming, the boys laughing, and its a memory I’ll always cherish for its pure ridiculousness. How I wish those were the days of digital photos, because it would have been the funniest thing to look back on.
This Father’s Day, hold the men in your life close. Cherish all the travel memories you’ve made, and do all you can to make new ones soon. You never know which goofy moments will mean the most to you later on. Happy Father’s Day ❤️
Ever since I can remember travel has always been a major part of my life, all thanks to my dad, Kent. At a young age, I had the privilege to travel and see many different places, cultures, and ways of life all around the world. My dad has always pushed me to follow my dreams and live a life of adventure. I have many fond memories of my dad and I travelling together including, riding the Rock and Roll roller-coaster at Disney World; zip lining among the treetops in Mexico; cruising the Panama Canal; and skydiving in Edmonton.
I am so thankful for these memories and the time I got to spend with him. I know that we will continue to travel together and make more memories.
Happy Father’s Day dad!
I haven’t had the opportunity to travel with just my dad and I, but as a family we have went on many trips both within Canada and internationally. My Dad has this crazy ability to never get us lost (almost never lol) and is always up for fun experiences along the way! Because of this, I have so many cherished memories from every single trip! Life gets busy so taking the time to travel with your family is something so important to me. It allows us to reconnect as a family, make memories together, and escape life’s craziness to enjoy each other!
Our last family trip was to Mexico. My favourite memories from this trip were at Xel-Ha. My Dad encouraged us to try the Sea Trek as I was a bit nervous. It turned out to be amazing and so much fun! We had many other fun moments together at Xel-Ha such as floating down the lazy river, zipping, relaxing in hammocks, and taking 1000’s of pictures to look back on for years to come!
I love travelling with my dad. My dad has always been a person who makes any situation a little more fun, a little more loud and often more unpredictable. This does mean that sometimes I’m afraid of what might come out of his mouth but more often than not it’s something that my brothers, cousins and I laugh about for hours, days and even years after the fact. We’ve been lucky to travel as an extended family a few times. Dad is always the first one to remind us of whatever antics we “kids” got into the night before. Playfully scolding us and letting us know that he saw our shenanigans. He’s there to say something a bit surprising but extra funny making sure we laugh harder than we likely would have without him there. I want to thank my dad for being the reason I laugh and also the reason that I sometimes make others laugh, I learned from the best.
Here’s to our next family vacation – my and Kyle’s Destination Wedding – when he’ll surely say something wild as we’re about to walk down the aisle and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Happy Fathers Day Dad!
Happy Fathers Day to all of the fathers out there. We hope that you all get to enjoy a vacation (whether it’s a local getaway, a hot holiday or an international adventure) with your families again sometime soon. It’s clear that time spent together is what really matters.
If you dream of travelling with your father or, if you’re a father, with your kids and are interested in starting to plan our team is ready to help! Call us at 306-934-3400 to get the ball rolling.