Review: UFC Gym Reno is Open For Business

I’m going to skip the preaching about Nevada’s obesity problem and Nevada’s childhood obesity epidemic and cut straight to the point. The UFC Gym Reno is now open for business. That is right, a UFC Gym. In Reno. Think jiujitsu, boxing conditioning, kickboxing conditioning, traditional weights, functional fitness, punching bags, and exercise equipment in a…

Review: The Illusionists Present Adam Trent

Not much is more magical to young kids than, well, magic. Throw in a live magic show with awesome lighting and wonderful music and the kids are in absolute heaven. Our family caught The Illusionists Present Adam Trent at the Eldorado Reno and walked away with memories our family will cherish forever. This show is…

Canfest – Reno Dads Night Out

“We have one goal: to give canned beer the spotlight it deserves.” Dads are people, too. And we sometimes need to go out and not be Dad for a few hours to recharge our father batteries. This will ultimately make us better, more patient fathers… in theory. So that’s what four of us Reno Dads did…

Meet the New Circus Circus

If you’re a Reno native like I am, chances are pretty good you spent some time at Circus Circus as a kid. So, you may feel like you’re familiar with what’s inside. But, what you may not know is that Circus Circus is currently undergoing $50 million in renovations (along with Silver Legacy and Eldorado),…

6 Simple Steps to Easing Your Way Into Camping

I grew up in a camping family. A hardcore camping family. Every weekend, weeks at a time, all seasons, all weather. Most of my favorite memories growing up are with my parents and siblings out camping. Some of my earliest memories included sites without water and facilities where we had to establish our own shower…

3 Tips for Young Nevada Bug Explorers

This past weekend, Nevada Bugs & Butterflies opened back up their science center and butterfly house for the season, and my sons couldn’t be more excited. If you’re unfamiliar with Nevada Bugs & Butterflies, they provide hands on experiences with native insects and wildlife to help get kids excited about science and our local environment….

This Father’s Day, Bond with the Kids Over Fun STEM Projects

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and we realize some of you dads may just be looking for a day of rest and relaxation. However, we also suspect many of you will want to enjoy some one-on-one time with the kiddos. So how about some STEM activities that will get the creative juices flowing and…

Sneak Peek: A T. Rex Named Sue

“We have a T-Rex!” -John Hammond, Jurassic Park Last night, Reno Dads had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of The Discovery’s newest exhibit: A T. Rex Named Sue. Sue is the largest, most complete T. Rex ever discovered and The Discovery has her life-sized replica on display. The exhibit opens to the public…

Simple Crepes for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and I want you to impress the mothers in your life and have fun with your kids. So I’m giving you a very simple to execute crepe recipe to add to your weekend repertoire of breakfast options. Breakfast in bed anyone? The Recipe (yields about a dozen 10″ crepes)…

Review: Toytopia

I thought the new exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum, Toytopia, was going to be a perfect fit for the kids. Boy, was I wrong… this exhibit is amazing for kids and adults alike! (see what I did there?) So, what is Toytopia? It’s nearly $100,000 worth of toys that take you on a trip down nostalgia…

Review: Josef’s Vienna Bakery and Cafe

Reno is a unique place to live and, for the foodie, is becoming a more phenomenal place to call home each day. Mid-town has blown up in recent years with new, locally owned restaurants as has the area around the River. These places are popular, well-advertised, and supported by all of Reno. Today, I want…