I'm a single father living in Arizona. I have a 10 year old son, and a young infant daughter. I have my son full-time since he was 6 months old. We love to travel when we have the opportunity to, especially to theme parks in Southern California. It is such a short drive away from where we live and always leads to a fun father/son trip.
I'm a big believer in this motto when traveling: Treat it like your own home!
Even in hotels, I make sure the place is clean, picked up and presentable when we leave, even if we're not departing yet. I believe strongly in making sure your hosts appreciate you staying and would want you to return.