NEW Texas Flag Shirts!


We just got some new shirts in and I am excited!  We have youth sizes and unisex adult sizes.  They are printed on a soft, ringspun shirt (Canvas Brand) and are cut in a modern fit, so size up if you want a looser shirt.

It’s the perfect shirt for Daytrippin’ Texas, or anywhere else you may roam.


Trippin’ on the Grid with AT&T

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Sometimes it’s good to go “off-the-grid” and find a place where you are completely unreachable.  A land with no computers, no social media, and no cell phones.  Everyone needs to make time in life to unplug.

However, when you are producing a crazy TV show with crew scrambling through shot lists, costumes getting thrown together, and locations being confirmed and reconfirmed, going “off-the-grid” is a bad thing.  We rely heavily on our phones in the field, and if they aren’t working we are left with nothing but a wink and a prayer hoping things go smoothly.  Sometimes it works, but generally, it doesn’t.  We need our phones all over Texas, not just in the cities and on the highways.

For a decade, I was a loyal customer to my old cell phone company.  However, there was a little problem with their coverage.  It was called The Texas Hill Country.  Make that West Texas completely.  They seemed to forget that it even existed.  And this was one of the major carriers.  Their coverage dropped off just past the I-35 corridor.  I spend a lot of time out West, so this was a big, big problem.  Then I found AT&T who let me test out their phones all over the state.  See their coverage map below.

ATT Coverage

I could actually make calls in the Hill Country.  What a revelation!  I could stream music and podcasts on my cross-Texas road trips.  I could share photos from the back country in places like Guadalupe Mountains National Park (pictured above).  I could stay in touch with Daytrippers all over Texas while I was traveling all over Texas.  After just one day trip, I made it final and broke up with my old carrier – never to return.

Sometimes it’s good to go “off-the-grid” but I’d like to be the one to choose when that happens rather than have stinky coverage decide it for me.  See you on the road!

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NEW TOUR: Texas Wine


We are very excited to announce our next “Trippin’ with Chet” tour happening Saturday, May 17, 2014.

This is going to be an incredible TEXAS WINE TOUR heading into the Heart of the Hill Country – Fredericksburg!

We’ll be leaving out of Austin for a full day of adventure.  I don’t want to give too much away, but we’ll be stopping at 3 award-winning wineries, eating some wine-infused chocolate, visiting a historic museum, and – YES – there will be Bar-B-Q.

Tickets are $149 each which includes all transportation, food, drinks, fun, and games for the day.  You don’t want to miss this chance to learn about the Texas wine industry all while someone else handles the driving and logistics.

See you there!

The Daytripper Texas Film Series – Secondhand Lions – Feb 1 at 1pm


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Writer/Director Tim McCanlies will be in attendance.  He’ll share some stories about making movies in Texas and what it was like to work with the likes of Hollywood greats like Robert Duvall and Michael Caine.  This is going to be a very special afternoon.  I can’t wait to see you guys there.

Buy Tickets HERE

secondhand lions poster

We always thought it would be fun to get folks together in a historic Texas theater and watch movies made here in the Lone Star State.  Well, that dream is becoming reality.  And the first film to kick it off will be Secondhand Lions shown in the historic Georgetown Palace.

So join me and crew on FEBRUARY 1, 2014 at 1pm to watch this family classic.  Filmed in the Greater-Austin area, this film is about a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is left with his eccentric and supposedly wealthy uncles (Robert Duvall and Michael Caine) on their Texas farm.  This begrudging relationship blossoms as the boy learns his uncles’ quirky ways and the truth about how they came upon their hidden millions.

Trippin’ with Chet – NEW TOUR


Eagles, Caves, BBQ and Wine… Come spend your day, “Trippin’ with Chet.”

You’ve seen the episodes, now join us on January 25, 2014 as we head to Burnet and explore this unique area. We’ll start the day scouting for Bald Eagles then grab some fantastic Texas BBQ. After that we’ll enjoy some award winning Texas wine and end the day exploring caves. All along the way Chet will be your guide…both educating and entertaining.

The bus will leave from the Austin-area, and tickets are $125/person (includes food and beverage).

Get your tickets today! By the way, this would make a great Christmas gift for your favorite Daytripper fan.

NEW “Vaya con Dios” Mugs

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New mug for sale NOW!  Why not start every day with a reminder to “Vaya con Dios” with our new coffee mug.  The images show both sides.

The $15 covers shipping too, which ain’t cheap on a coffee mug!!!  Order today!

Georgetown Finale Party, Thursday, June 20th, 8pm

Well, believe it or not, Season 4 of The Daytripper is coming to an end. To celebrate, we are having a FINALE party in Georgetown to premiere our Georgetown episode! How perfect is that. We will have a big movie screen set up in the park, so bring your blankets, frisbees, and your good-time-having selves.

Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: Party starts at 8pm, showing at 8:45pm when it gets dark enough
Location: San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, TX  MAP
Cost: Free!
Ages: ALL AGES! Bring the family.
What to bring: blankets, camping chairs, frisbees, and cooler with your beverage of choice (it’s BYOB)

Here is the Facebook Event to share with your friends – CLICK HERE

The whole crew will be there (including me) to hang out, answer questions, and take photos. There will be raffles, FREE Blue Bell ice cream, and lots and lots of Daytripper-iffic fun.

If you can, you’ll also want to stick around after the party because the City of Georgetown will be holding a movie-in-the-park night featuring The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

¡Vaya con dios amigos!

- Chet

Sony EX1

Sony EX1

We need a camera that can dangle from trees, withstand the heat of a BBQ pit, all while shooting beautiful HD.  This is the perfect camera.

La Sportiva Raptor GTX

La Sportiva Raptor

Officially a “trail running” shoe, but one heck of a hiking, climbing, biking, all-around shoe.  More HERE.