In honor of all the dads out there, we’ve nominated some of the Coupons.com family to share their favorite parts of being a dad, and some of their words of wisdom.
Our Coupons.com On-the-Go Dad is Mark, father of 2. He is the dad of Coupons.com employee, Ashley.
Q: Why did you nominate your dad?
A: I nominated my dad because he is a great, fun loving guy who would never image him being featured on a website. I think that if he could see the pictures up on the site, he would be blown away and really feel the love as it is something different and shows a different kind of appreciation.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your dad?
A: Fishing. My dad and I used to take a fishing trip every other year to a new destination and go fishing. We have been to Florida a couple times for different places and fishing, Canada twice, Costa Rica, Oregon multiple times. We have not been able to do that for a very long time, but we do have one scheduled this year in August to go fishing in Oregon. There are a lot of memories fishing in the different types of water and day or night fishing depending on the fish.
Q: What is your father’s best Dad Joke?
A: No Clue! He jokes around all the time, but I really would NOT say he has a go to joke. It is going to be whatever he heard recently because he doesn’t remember what joke he has told versus has not told.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice your dad every gave you?
A: It’s good to own and invest in your future, but make sure to still live and have fun. Don’t be house poor and get caught up in all the bills and ownership. Go on trips, explore and enjoy yourself. Before you know it, it could be too late and you will have missed out.
Q: How are you like your dad?
A: My dad and I are a lot alike in our activities and how we like to relax. My dad and I grew up playing sports together, video games, musical instruments, our love to travel, explore and go fishing!
My mother and sister do not partake in fishing as neither like it…too boring and dirty for them! That is probably the main thing that is really just ours.
Q: What is the best gift you ever gave your dad?
A: I do not know what my dad would say is the best gift I have ever given him. I think it would be that I graduated college early and got a job out of college so I was on my own and he no longer supported me! He knew that I could take care of myself and I had my own income for budgeting.
Q: What was your most memorable travel experience with your Dad?
A: The most memorable experience with my dad was a Florida fishing trip. We were fishing during the day for Bone fish (Flat fishing) and our guide asked if we wanted to try night fishing for Tarpon with him. The guide told us we had to wake up at midnight to fish for this particular fish. I think I was about 15 at the time, and my dad turned to me and said what do you think. I told him “it will be another adventure”. We went and got KFC as a midnight snack and met up with the guide. It was a great time and I would love to do it again. We did not keep any fish but the fight in them was amazing and the added adventure was having to maneuver the boat in the dark with a spot-light underneath a bridge. Good times!
Q: How many countries has your Dad traveled to? How many of those have you accompanied him?
A: My dad has been all over as he also travels for work. If I had to guess, he has been 15-20 countries and I have traveled to 4 other countries with him.
Q: What is the best travel advice your Dad has given you?
A: Try the local cuisine and if given a chance experience the country you are visiting the best you can. You most likely will not be going back to visit often if ever again in life, so leave with no regrets.
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