Trippin’ with Best Western

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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Episode 005 – Season 6, Tales from the Road

Hit the road with the Daytripper Podcast Episode 5 as we share “Tales from the Road” for the first part of Season 6. The crew shares some behind the scenes stories about the challenges and craziness but all around fun times of shooting the Daytripper show. You won’t want to miss this episode!

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

Season 6 – Grapevine

In case you missed it, we celebrated Christmas in October!! Say what?!? Actually, we went to Grapevine on the Daytripper. Known as the Christmas Capital of Texas, we catch the spirt of the season. All along main street, in a local winery, and in the ice sculptures and snow hills of a local resort. We eat some Chili to stay warm, and then catch a train bound for the North Pole.  Let’s his the road and get in the Christmas spirit early.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch. You can also catch the show online. Check out our Grapevine episode page for the link. Thanks for watching!

Season 6 – Port Lavaca

In case you missed it, we went to “Port Lavaca” on the Daytripper.  Along the water’s edge of Matagorda Bay, we explore the food and history of this coastal town.  From La Salle’s landing spot, to old Indianola, to a cast-iron lighthouse in a wildlife refuge.  Will we catch enough to eat along the way?  You’ll have to wait and see.  Let’s hit the road.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch. Here are some upcoming dates/times for this week:

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) – Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) – Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) – Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) – Thursday, 7:30pm

Houston Public Media – Saturday, 3:30pm

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

Season 6 – Lubbock

In case you missed it, we headed to Lubbock! This may be Texas Tech red raider land, but it welcomes one and all.  We explore the traditions of the University and eat at its best hangouts  We explore Lubbock’s history, from 12,000 B.C. up to rock and roll legend Buddy Holly.  Followed by a dip and a drive in.  Let’s hit the road.

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

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

Season 6 – Marble Falls

In case you missed it, we headed to Marble Falls! It’s more than just hill country, this town is art country with art on main street and in the nearby Pogue Foundry.  It’s adventure country on an ATV in the dirt, a SUP board on the water, and a hang glider in the sky.  Which takes us even higher than the pie.  Let’s hit the road.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch. Here are some upcoming dates/times for this week:

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) – Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) – Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) – Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) – Thursday, Oct 16 7:30pm

Houston Public Media – Saturday, Oct 18 3:30pm

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

Season 6 – The State Fair of Texas!

In case you missed it, Season 6 kicked off last night with a trip to the State Fair of Texas. So join us as we head to the festival to end all festivals.  We spend some time bonding with Big Tex, in life and in butter.  We see some blue-ribbon livestock and prize-winning races. Play some games, take some rides, and dive into the deep-fried.  Corn Dogs, Fried Butter, and even Fried Thanksgiving Dinner.  Let’s hit the road.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch. Here are some upcoming dates/times for this week:

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) – Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) – Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) – Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) – Thursday, Oct 16 7:30pm

Houston Public Media – Saturday, Oct 18 3:30pm

You can also catch the show online. Check out our State Fair of Texas episode page for the link.

Season 6 starts TONIGHT on PBS

We’ve been working really hard on bringing you the best episodes in Texas, and Season 6 is going to be awesome.  It all kicks off this week on PBS.  The Texas stations and times are listed below.  See you on the road.

Thursday Evening
BasinPBS (Midland) – 7:00pm
KNCT (Killeen) – 7:30pm
KLRU (Austin) – 8:30pm
PanhandlePBS (Amarillo) – 8:30pm

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) – Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) – Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) – Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) – Thursday, Oct 16 7:30pm

Houston Public Media – Saturday, Oct 18 3:30pm

We don’t have any information on KLRN (San Antonio), KMBH (Harlingen), or KAMU (Bryan-College Station).  We’ll get you that information as soon as we can.  Vaya con Dios Amigos.

Here Comes Season 6!

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!