Stay Tuned for the Rest of Season 5

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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!

Team Daytripper – MS 150

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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!

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Daytripping with Subaru

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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!

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Season 5, The Rest is Yet to Come

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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!

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.

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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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Chet Garner

Chet loves Texas and loves Bar-B-Q, which means he considers his job to be the greatest job on earth. Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, editor, and host of the five-time Emmy-award winning “The Daytripper.” Chet is also a proud husband, proud father of 3, eagle scout, monthly contributor to Texas Highways Magazine, and firm believer in John 10:10 – “I have come that you may have life, and live it to the fullest.”     TWITTER

Richie Lozano

Richie is a Producer of The Daytripper, an Editor of The Daytripper.  And the magic man behind the camera of The Daytripper.  Oh yeah, he’s also a two-time Emmy-award winning producer.

Mary Adolph

Mary AdolphMary is a go-anywhere, eat-anything kind of gal, and that’s why she is part of the crew. Officially, she’s our awesome field producer.

Kellie Baldwin

Kellie BaldwinKellie began as the lowly production intern, but progressed quickly to a full-fledged member of The Daytripper team. She now runs the field audio equipment, and as lovingly known as “Audio Bear.”

Lindsay DeMoss

Lindsay has gone from Associate Editor to occasional Field Producer of The Daytripper and has loved every minute of it.  Born and raised a proud Texan, she feels so blessed to have the opportunity to work with the greatest crew on the greatest show about the greatest state.