Thanks To Our Sponsors!

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As we kick off Season 6, I wanted to take a moment to THANK our sponsors! We could truly not make this show without your support. Our returning sponsors are The Highland Lakes of Burnet County, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q and Subaru. We appreciate your continued support of the show.

Our new sponsors this season are Best Western Hotels of Texas and Backwoods. Welcome to the Daytripper family.

We are excited about our partnership with these great sponsors and we encourage our fans and viewers to check them out! As we posted last week, Season 6 is right around the corner…as in THIS week. So get ready to tune in to your local PBS station and experience new adventures across this great state of Texas!

See y’all out on the road!

Here Comes Season 6!

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Here comes Season 6! Many of you have been asking and we are excited to announce that new episodes start October 2, 2014. We’ve traveled far and wide across the great state of Texas, we’ve tried new foods and experienced some new adventures and can’t wait to share them with you! Check out your local PBS station for air dates and times. In the meantime, here are some promos for the first 4 episodes of Season 6. So gather up the family, grab some BBQ, popcorn or your favorite snack and join us for another season of adventures across Texas!

Episode 003 – Road Food

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Episode 3 of the the Daytripper podcast is live. Join us as we discuss our favorite Road Food, both stops along the way and things we pack to bring with us. We also answer listener questions including our favorite Chicken Fried Steak.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and the Windows store!
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Windows – Search for the Daytripper Podcast in your dedicated podcast app.
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This endeavor is generously supported by The Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

Trippin’ with Chet: North Texas Wine Tour

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Finally – We are very excited to announce our next “Trippin’ with Chet” tour happening on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

We had so much fun trippin’ and sippin’ wine in the Texas Hill Country, that we decided it would be a BLAST to sample the wine from another region of Texas.  So, we’re headed to Grapevine (and beyond) to see what sorts of wine this part of Texas is turning out.

Join us as we spend a fun-filled day exploring North Texas Wineries!  We’ll be leaving out of Grapevine for a full day of adventure and visiting FOUR Texas wineries across the Metroplex.  Throw in some BBQ, our crew, some shenanigans and surprises (of course), and this is sure to be an AMAZING day.

Tickets are $199 each which includes all transportation, all food, all tours, wine at each location, fun, games, and DAYTRIPPER-ific memories.  See you there!

Get your ticket in The Daytripper General Store.

If you’ll be driving in and need a place to stay, we’ve got an excellent group rate of $69/night at Best Western Plus near Grapevine.  Call them at (972) 870-0530 and mention “Daytripper” to get the rate.

Trippin’ SA Bus Tour

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We had a great time last weekend trippin’ with a group of fans to San Antonio! Hanging with Daytrippers is a great way to spend a Saturday! We headed out with full stomachs thanks to Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q. This trip had a mix of stops from our San Antonio episode and a few other locations as well.

We started out visiting Mission San Jose and Mission Conception with a guided tour from Park Ranger extraordinaire, Tatum Weeks. There’s a lot of history to learn about the Missions. Next stop lunch…seriously…a Daytripper Bus Tour wouldn’t be legit without plenty of food and the folks over at El Mirador did not disappoint. Classic Tex-Mex and margaritas hit the spot. They recently got a nod from Texas Monthly in the article, “Southtown and Down.”

After a morning outside and a heavy meal, the group was ready for some time inside and what better way to learn more about this great state than a stop at the Institute of Texas Cultures. Not only is this part of UTSA but it is associated with the Smithsonian Institute as well. A few of us wandered over to La Villita for some shopping and watched Chet try to lasso a few Daytrippers. Last stop of the day was Beethoven Maennerchor where we enjoyed some German beer, great German food and learned a few new German drinking songs. Fun way to end the day in San Antonio.

But there was one more surprise on the way home, these Trippers got a sneak peek of Season 6 by watching the first episode of the new season premiering in October. We are excited about this new season and there are some cool episodes and adventures in store.

We had a great day in San Antonio and look forward to more Daytripper bus trips in the future. In fact, mark your calendars for October 4. We will be doing a North Texas Wine Tour trip out of Grapevine. Seats go on sale on Monday!!

Until then, have a great weekend, hit the road for a Daytrip before school starts on Monday and “Vaya Con Dios!”

Tax Free Weekend!

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Howdy Daytrippers! It’s about that time again for the Little Trippers to head back to school and that means it’s time for the Texas Tax Free weekend. We are participating in tax free weekend as well at the Daytripper General Store. So head on over and stock up on some cool Daytripper apparel and shirts from our other vendors as well. We even have NEW Daytripper hats as well!

Happy shopping and we’ll keep an eye out for you on the road in your new Daytripper gear!

Episode 002 – Texas Swimming Holes

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Episode 2 of the the Daytripper podcast is live. Join us as we reveal our choices for the “Top 10 Swimming Holes in Texas” and answer a few listener questions including our favorite BBQ.

Also, we are now live on iTunes! You can search for The Daytripper on iTunes or follow this link.

This endeavor is generously supported by The Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

The Daytripper General Store Featuring Texas Goods!

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We are so excited about the new Daytripper General Store and the growing list of products that we offer. We’ve got Daytripper shirts for your day trips or just wearing around town. How about some Cuvee coffee to brew at home to drink in your Daytripper mug. Cooking some great Texas food, how about a Texas Food towel to have alongside of you while you cook. Many of you saw the Bike Texas shirt that Chet wore while riding in the MS 150, we’ve got that as well from Tumbleweed TexStyles as well as many other designs. You also saw a “Speedracer” style shirt in one of our episodes, that’s available in the store as well from Trick Pony Studios. Most of our products even have FREE SHIPPING!

We have something for everyone! So come on by the Daytripper General Store and grab some Texas products and know you are shopping local…local to the great state of Texas!

Episode 001 – How Did We Get HEAR?

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Hey Daytrippers!  It has officially happened.  We are LIVE…sort of.  We’ve had many requests to do a podcast and we are proud to launch Episode 001. In this episode we talk about “How Did We Get HEAR?” which includes talk about how we started the TV show, assembled a crew, and even share a few stories from the road.

This endeavor is generously supported by  The Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

We are in the process of getting the podcast in the iTunes directory. We will keep you posted when that happens. Stay tuned for episode 2 as we talk about the “Top 10 Swimming Holes in Texas.” For now, enjoy episode 001 below.