Come Hang with Chet at Backwoods!

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Hey Daytrippers, I will be in store for a fan meet and greet. I’ll be talking all things Texas and telling some stories from the road. Come by and swap Texas travel stories, grab a picture, and learn all sorts of Daytripper tips for exploring the Lone Star State!

Location: Backwoods Austin
Time: 10AM – 1PM

Looking forward to see you there!

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Daytripper BBQ Bus Tour Photos

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We had a great time on our BBQ Bus tour! Lots of full stomachs and happy faces along the way…not to mention the food comas. Huge thanks to Hwy 29 BBQ, Cooper’s BBQ, Opie’s BBQ and the Bluebonnet Cafe for great food and Texas hospitality.

Keep an eye on our website for future tours. The next one up is our Texas Distillery Tour on May 9. Details and tickets are available at the Daytripper General Store.

Episode 009 – Season 6, Behind the Scenes Part 2

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Round 2 of the Season 6 episodes has aired and this time on the podcast we tell some of the behind the scenes adventures we experienced along the way. The episodes we talked about were:

Athens
Baytown
Kingsville

In addition to the episodes, we talked about a Texas Bucket list and some events going on around the state including a Cat Cafe Kickstarter, Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail and Texas turns 179.

Our Texas music feature was Courrier out of Austin and sampled a little bit of Abbi Walker as well.

You won’t want to miss this episode!

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.

The Daytripper Distillery Tour

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It’s time to hit the road on another Daytripper Bus Tour! This time we head west of Austin to visit some the best and newest distilleries. Texas Spirits is on the rise in popularity so join us as we learn about the process of making and sample great Rum, Bourbon and Vodka. Along the way we will have lunch at a small brew-pub as well and snag some Texas style beef jerky.

You won’t want to miss this trip. Please note, you must be 21 to come on this trip. We will be leaving from and returning to Georgetown. For more information, visit the Daytripper General Store.

Looking forward to seeing y’all on the bus!

 

Season 6 – Kingsville

If the worth of a Tex-ified kingdom were valued in cattle, oil, and land, then the King Ranch is the most powerful kingdom our state has ever seen.  Dating back to the 1800′s, this ranch is almost as legendary as the Lone Star State itself.  Exploring the ranch and the nearby town of Kingsville makes for a really fun adventure!

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Kingsville episode page for the link.

Season 6 – Baytown

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While most simply fly past Baytown on I-10, those that know better stop and explore this incredible town where oil and water really do seem to mix quite well. From history to art to outdoor adventures and great food, Baytown is packed with fun for the whole family. Tune in to see what all they have in store and plan your next adventure!

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Baytown episode page for the link.

Season 6 – Athens, TX

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Who needs to travel to Greece when you’ve got a Texas version right here.  While Athens, TX may not have 7,000 years of history and the Acropolis, there is way more to do in this East Texas town than you might think. You’ll learn how an Athens native named “Old Dave” and/or “Uncle Fletcher” invented a little thing we call the hamburger. Don’t miss the SCUBA show in town where an underwater diver feeds and talks about our native fish and If you’re looking to get into the water, then just a few blocks from the square is the Athens SCUBA park. If a high-flying, thrilling adventure is what you are after, then head to nearby New York, Texas for a zip line adventure with NY TX Zipline Adventures.  You’ll be amazed at this hidden mountain range in East Texas and feel free as a bird flying through the pines. There’s so much to do in Athens you won’t want to miss this episode!

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Athens episode page for the link.

Episode 008 – Texas is for Lovers

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Join us this time as we talk about Romance in Texas…cause we all know Texas is for Lovers.

We’ve got a little different format this time. We’ve added a few new segments including “Since last month”, “Meanwhile in Texas” and “Fan rants and raves.”

A few of the topics we discuss include:

You won’t want to miss this episode!

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and the Windows store!
iTunes
Windows – Search for the Daytripper Podcast in your dedicated podcast app.
Stitcher

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

Subaru and AT&T Partner on Enhanced Technology

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We love technology and new gadgets here at the Daytripper and we were excited to see this announcement come out of CES. As you know, we love our Subaru and we use AT&T for our mobile carrier. New features focus on additional security and safety as well as enhanced connectivity through STARLINK. All sounds like the right move for travel safety and in support of the new hands-free driving rule. All good things when traveling Texas!

“AT&T* and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an agreement   in which Subaru will provide enhancements to its Subaru STARLINK in-vehicle connectivity system that deliver improved personal safety and security services to vehicle occupants via 4G LTE wireless connectivity.” (source: AT&T Newsroom)

The full article can be read on the AT&T Newsroom site.

Have a great weekend Daytrippers and be sure to hit the road over the weekend and explore another spot in this great state! VIYA CON DIOS!!

Trippin’ with Best Western

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We’re gonna take a moment here to REALLY thank one of our awesome new sponsors.  If you’ve been watching Season 6, you know that Best Western Hotels of Texas recently teamed up with us and it couldn’t be a better fit.  As you know, we LOVE traveling to small towns, and there’s a Best Western in almost every one.  In fact, there are 231 Best Westerns across the Lone Star State.  That’s a BUNCH!

For Seasons 1-5, we stayed at a number of Best Western Hotels, but now we get to stay at one on every shoot.  The free wi-fi is always awesome, and our new ritual is to have our breakfast meeting over their free breakfast buffet.  Because what’s a good night’s sleep if you don’t have a good breakfast to go along with it?

So, as you plan your trips, vacations, spring breaks or other roaming across Texas, be sure to include Best Western in those plans.  We truly appreciate our sponsors, and literally wouldn’t have a show without them.  Thank you Best Western.

Here’s the spot we made for them.

Here’s us at our breakfast meeting in Schulenburg.

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