Daytrippers…get ready. The rest of Season 5 is coming in May. But until then, here are a few promos to wet your appetite. Enjoy and we will see you out on the road!
Hey Daytrippers, tomorrow is the MS 150 and Team Daytripper is riding again! This is a fun event for a great cause. There will be a group of over 12,000 riders biking from Houston to Austin over 2 days. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
Until just a couple years ago, multiple sclerosis (“MS”) was a completely foreign disease to me. However, I have been blessed with a brother-in-law and one of our producer’s wife who suffer from MS. I have seen the daily effects and am honored to stand beside them in finding a life-saving cure. The research is closer than ever and we can all be a part of it. I’m also proud to say that my brother-in-law will again be riding with our team, which has doubled in size from last year!
This is going to be a fun event. If you are in the Houston area, we’d love to have you at one of the starting points to cheer the riders on as we start our journey. The ride kicks off in 3 locations - Tully Stadium in Houston, TX, Rhodes Stadium in Katy, TX and Waller Stadium in Waller, TX. If you are in the Austin area, we’d love to have you join us at the finish line to celebrate. We will arrive in Austin next to the Texas State Capitol. Events will be held there and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Come on out and be a part of the celebration.
In addition to coming out for the event, please consider supporting my team on this ride, or anyone else you know that is riding. It’s going to be an EPIC year for the MS150 and I want you to be a part of it.
To donate, CLICK HERE.
Thank you for your support and encouragement!
We here at the Daytripper love exploring Texas in our Subaru Forester. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate Subaru on winning the 2014 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year® and the 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Congratulations and well deserved.
We appreciate the support of Subaru as we continue to explore Texas!
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.
Ya’ll have been asking about new episodes and we have an answer. Stay tuned for the second half of Season 5 starting in May on your local PBS station. We have 5 new episodes packed with travel, culture and food and all about Texas!
In the meantime, take a moment to let your local PBS station know how much you love the Daytripper. We appreciate your support and love of the show. Trust me, we have a lot of fun creating these shows for you!
See ya’ll out on the road…Vaya Con Dios!
Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of Texas day at the school at First Baptist Church in Georgetown. It was a day focused on all things Texas and obviously I was excited! The settlers of Texas wore many hats and each left their mark on this great state. What better way to teach Texas history to a group of kids than to get them involved in wearing some of the hats of our settlers. From Native Americans to Pirates to Germans to the classic Cowboy…we explored the heritage of Texas…Daytripper style.
Howdy Daytrippers! As the spring and summer travel season approaches, I wanted to remind you of great tips on driving clean as you Travel. One of our supporters, Drive Clean Across Texas, has great tips on driving clean and keeping Texas beautiful! See y’all out on the road…Vaya Con Dios!
If you’ve been watching The Daytripper, then you know one of our biggest supporters is The Highland Lakes of Burnet County. They are the official tourism representative for all there is to do in Burnet County and all the really awesome cabins, hotels, and vacation homes that lie in the hills of Burnet County.
With summer coming up and warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your next vacation! So, I thought it would be cool to share some info and pictures from these absolutely incredible properties. Eventually, I’m going to try and stay at all of them, one at a time…
Ahoy Lakefront Resort on East Lake Buchanan
11510 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
Arrowhead on East Lake Buchanan
10700 RR2341, Burnet, TX, 78611
Balcones Springs Retreat and Conference Center
14425 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
2122 CR 118, Burnet, TX 78611
1455 Cimarron Ranch Rd., Marble Falls, TX 78654
Big Chief Resort on East Lake Buchanan
1420 FM 690, Burnet, TX, 78611
Breeze Terrace on Lake LBJ
120 Boutilier, Burnet, TX, 78611
Camp Balcones Springs
104 Camp Balcones Springs Dr., Marble Falls, TX, 78654
775 Camp Road, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Canyon of the Eagles on East Lake Buchanan
16942 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611
Casa Verde on Lake LBJ
116 Boutillier, Burnet, TX, 78611
Cassie Waterfront on East Lake Buchanan
702 North Chaparral, Buchanan Dam, TX
Cedar Rock on Lake LBJ
908 Clen Oak Pkwy Burnetm, TX 78611
Chanticleer Log Cabin
PO Box 232, Spicewood, TX 78669
Chevy Cove Lake House on Lake LBJ
202 Oak St., Kingsland, TX 78639
Cool Waters Lake House on Lake LBJ
916 Clen Oak Parkway, Burnet, TX 78611
Creek Side Camp and Cabins
222 Hatchett Hill, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
PO Box 232, Spicewood, TX 78669
El Rio Cottages on Lake LBJ
14757 FM 1431, Kingsland, TX 78639
Harmony School Summer Arts Camp
1503 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls, TX, 78654
Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ
408 Clen Oak Pkwy, Burnet, TX 78611
Horseshoe Bay North Condo
416 Horseshoe Bay North, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
Inks Lake State Park
345 County Road 117, Burnet, TX, 78611
Isaac Millsap Vacation Home
Marble Falls, TX, 78654
Lake LBJ Motel
13813 W FM 1431, Kingsland, TX, 78639
Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Cabin Rentals
200 S. Wirtz Damn Rd., Marble Falls, TX 78657
Lake Travis Ranch House
Spicewood, TX 78669
Lakeside Lodge on East Lake Buchanan
201 Lakewood Drive, Burnet, TX 78611
The Villas at Legends on LBJ
105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland, TX 78639
Little Lodge on the Lake
336 Campa Pajama, Kingsland, TX, 78639
Loch Lone Star on Lake LBJ
1406 Wofford Dr., Burnet, TX 78611
Log Country Cove on Lake LBJ
617 Log Country Cove, Burnet, TX 78611
Mary Millsap Vacation Home
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Mema and Pepas House
403 Clen Oak Pkwy, Burnet, TX 78611
1741 CR 343, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Painted Sky Inn on East Lake Buchanan
1400 CR 128, Burnet, TX 78611
716 CR 136 A, Kingsland, TX 78639
Perrine Waterfront Vacation Home on Buchanan
1307 Council St., Burnet, TX 78611
Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary on East Lake Buchanan
1330 Waterway Lane, Burnet, TX 78611
San Gabriel River Inn
8327 CR 210 Bertram, TX, 78605
712 Circle Dr. Kingsland, TX, 78639
1100 Rustic Lane, Spicewood, TX, 78669
Sunset Cliff Escape on East Lake Buchanan
3321 Sunset Cliff Rd, Burnet, TX, 78611
Sunset Cottage on Lake LBJ
910 Clen Oak Pkwy, Burnet, TX, 78611
The Farr Side on Lake Travis
Hwy. 1431 West, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
The Oak House on Lake LBJ
563 Shoals Pkwy, Burnet, Texas 78611
The Tree House at Cockleburr Cove on Inks Lake
Burnet, Texas 78611
Thunderbird Resort on East Lake Buchanan
200 Greenwood Hills Trail, Burnet, Texas 78611
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.
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!