Father’s Day 2014

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes

Sunday, June 15th, 2014 brings a day where it’s time to celebrate the special dad in your life! It’s not too late to plan something fun for Father’s Day! Get some last minute travel tips and gift ideas! Also, there’s a popular sporting event happening which makes for a good bonding activity!

To get started, share your pictures together for the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card to present your dad with (or to reimburse yourself with after buying a gift).

Click here for more details about our Father’s Day Photo Contest

Send Dad Packing

While traditional gifts that dad can unwrap and use on a day-to-day basis are great and all, some dads this year filled with the urge to travel! Check out this list of places that you could send your dad (or visit with him)!

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail – Let dad explore eight major distilleries (and many other smaller ones) across beautiful bluegrass country from Louisville to Knoxville.
  • Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – While you might not want to attend a festival with him, you could do more than buy him the latest musical gadgets. Venture off to see the impact that rock has made!
  •  Links at St. Andrews – Considered the “birth place of golf,” go to Scotland and tour the grounds, visit the British Golf museum, check out some castles, or go down to the beach and drive some balls into the North Sea.
  • Mountain Biking in Utah – Visit Park City Utah for some bonding time. Consider filming, editing, and then gifting the experience to dad!
  • Dig This in Las Vegas – Voted the #1 Vegas attraction by TripAdvisor, take dad to compete in contests where he can “pile up monster truck tires, dig the biggest ditch, or use the bulldozer in a race to make the most massive mound of dirt. “
  • Marinella’s in Italy – Avoid the cliche gift of a tie and instead take the family to the most prestigious tie shop! Or perhaps plan a trip for next year!
  • Gentleman’s Manicure at the Bellagio spa – Plan a father-daughter spa trip and tell dad to put the “man” back in “manicure” for a bonding visit in Vegas!

For more information on these travel based Father’s Day plans, read the full article, “Forget the Tie, Dad Wants Travel!

Photo: Thinkstock (courtesy of yahoo.com)

Photo: Thinkstock (courtesy of yahoo.com)

Gear up for Gadgets

Remember, not all dads are the same so while the previous travel ideas that I listed are a great twist for some, other dads might actually be looking forward to gifts! If you know that’s the case, then take a look at the best upcoming gadget gifts! For the dad who already has the main components, here are some accessory items:

  • Razer Kraken 7.1 headset – For the dad who loves online gaming!
  • Laser-Guided Tactical Necktie – Geek up his tie collection!
  • Logitech Harmony Smart Control – The dad who always loses different remotes needs a universal one!
  • Mophie Space Pack – A protective case, charger, and provider of additional storage for the iPhone 5 and 5s.
  • Mastrad A01900 Purefizz Soda Maker – Help dad make is own soda while he’s cooking out!
  • Bestek 110W power inverter – Whether you’re camping or using technology to play again, this lets you use your car battery to produce a charge!
  • FiftyThree Pencil – Dad can use this for drawing or taking notes on his tablet!
  • Google Chromecastb – Help your dad stream Netflix or YouTube to his TV!
  • Keyport Slide 2.0 – A flash drive, bottle opener, minilight, and key holder – all in one!

If these gadgets sound like something your dad would love, then see the full slideshow and purchase information here, “10 gadget gifts for Father’s Day.”

Click here for more information on the gadgets!

Click here for more information on the gadgets!


Golf it Up

“It’s sure to be an emotional scene come Sunday at Pinehurst, North Carolina.

You see, the folks at the 2014 U.S. Open will crown a champion, and the chances are that there will be a very proud father shedding a tear or two as he watches his son raise the trophy.”

As 156 golfers compete for one of the greatest titles in U.S. sports this Sunday (also Father’s Day), many of their father’s will be waiting and proud. For the golf fans who aren’t competing, this is an excellent event to use for bonding time with your father! Whether you’re at home watching the final round, out somewhere watching, or even taking a couple swings on a course and knowing you’ll check out the winner later, you never know when your last days playing with your favorite partner might come to an end. (Sad but true). Use this weekend to take part in an activity that you both take interest in.

Check out FOX6 Sports Director, Rick Karle’s article “Father’s Day and the U.S. Open: There’s nothing like it” for more reasons on why you  should take advantage of this day!

Also, utilize the US Open Golf 2014: Complete Guide to Pinehurst to find out the following:

  • All About Pinehurst No. 2
  • Where to Watch on Television
  • Biggest Storylines
  • The Top Pairings
  • The Top Contenders
  • The Dark Horses
  • The Favorite

View the article here: Pinehurst Gude – Slideshow.

Now, check out this video, “Calls For Dad” to reflect on all the special moments your dad was there for you and why you should celebrate him!

Finally, wherever you decide to take dad this weekend to celebrate, use Hertz NeverLost when you rent a Hertz vehicle to make your trip go smoother. We can build your trip for you or offer real-time assistance if you call 1-800-823-2547.

Have a great Father’s Day weekend!

Melissa Woodring 🙂



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