Josh Rodriguez

Josh Rodriguez

Josh Rodriguez is a father of three, husband, and founder of TexasDadBlog.com.  He writes about parenting adventures in Austin, Texas, travel tips, and parenting from a fathers perspective.  He enjoys taking trips with his family and road tripping across Texas.  He is also a travel writer for Travelingdad.com.  Josh recently co-founded TXBrewsandTunes.com where he writes about the craft brewery and music scene in Austin, TX.


2 Dads Take A Tour of a Brewery

It’s no secret that I enjoy beer, especially a craft beer brewed in town.  Heck I even wrote about it on these posts, 4 Family Friendly Austin Breweries and 7 Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape.  Last week fellow Traveling Dad, Raphael Ocampo was visiting Austin, TX and we decided to take a little field trip.   Check out our video – 2 Dads Take A Tour of a Brewery. 2 Dads Take A Tour of a Brewery Raphael was in town on business and my wife was at home with the kids so it was just the dads doing what...

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4 – Kid Friendly Craft Breweries in Austin

Austin is not only the live music capital of the world but it seems that craft breweries are popping up all over the place!  As a dad and lover of beer I was inclined to do some research. Most of these places are amazing places to drink beer and are kid friendly too!  Check our my list of 4 – Kid Friendly Craft Breweries in Austin, Texas (in no particular order). 4 – Kid Friendly Craft Breweries in Austin Austin Beer Works Austin beer works has one of the largest open area patio of the breweries I visited. It also...

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7 – Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape in Austin, Texas

Traveling to Austin in the near future?  Ever visited Austin, the live music capital of the world? If you are headed this way be sure and check out our list of the 7 – Restaurants with Beer and a Playscape.  I love spending time with the kiddos and I enjoy having an ice cold beer too. Why not be able to have the best of both worlds? Well you can check out the list below: 7 – Restaurants  with Beer and a Playscape in no particular order.  A few are in the Austin metro are and a few are...

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6 Tips for Visiting Dart’em Up in Austin, Texas

Dart’em Up is Austin’s newest foam dart sports arena and the first of its kind in Texas. Dart’em Up is a 12,500 sq ft facility jam packed full of fun, excitement, and Nerf guns! But before you go check out my 6 Tips for Visiting Dart’em Up. Dart’em Up Austin, Texas [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d13756.336406182663!2d-97.7973963!3d30.4620559!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x872130d73728b326!2sDart’em+Up!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1484925991026&w=600&h=450] My oldest boy and I were able to visit Dart’em Up and we had a blast! Also, check out our Dart’em Up Vlog post.   Dart’em Up Tour Check out a little video tour of Dart’em Up. Head over to my YouTube Channel to see the...

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How to Find The Round Rock in Round Rock

The Round Rock in Round was was not lost but we were on a mission to find it!  I have been living in Central Texas for the past seven years and I have always wanted to visit the Round Rock that the city of Round Rock was named after.  It has been a natural landmark helping guide travelers.  If you ever wondered how to find The Round Rock in Round Rock, I have some tips for you! How to Find The Round Rock in Round Rock If you are going to Google The Round Rock in Round Rock, Texas the...

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A Taste of Nostalgia at Disney Springs

Dads, do you remember when your grandpa would go to the barbershop for a straight razor shave?  When I was younger, I used to visit the barber shop with my grandpa.  He would get his haircut and a straight razor shave.  It was an awesome to watch and stroke my peach-fuzz.  When I visited Disney Springs a few months back I stumbled upon a taste of nostalgia at The Art of Shaving. After spending a few days at Walt Disney World parents can be a bit overwhelmed.   My suggestions is send mom to the spa or to get a...

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Austin City Limits Music Fest Vlog

For the past two years, me and my oldest have been attending Austin City Limits Music Festival together.  Attending the 3 day music fest is our thing, and because it’s just the two of us, we have so much fun!  We have have a great time listening to music and getting to bond.  Since he is my oldest he usually gets to do some of the coolest things I head out to. Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival, a 2 weekend music festival in Austin, Texas.  It attracts massive crowds and features a vast...

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A Taste of Home In Austin, Texas

Growing up on the Texas-Mexico Border, I often time yearn to find something that reminds me of home.  After moving to Austin, Texas seven years ago, it was difficult to find places and foods that reminded me of The Rio Grande Valley.  Luckily, I found a little taste of home in Austin. A Taste of Home in Austin I had to ask around and drive around to find some places that reminded me of The Rio Grande Valley.  After a semi extensive search I found Marketplace Austin (Mi Mercado).  Market Place Austin or “La Pulga” is located on North...

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Road Trip: Walburg, Texas

When family comes into town we like to take them out exploring. We visited a tiny little town East of Georgetown. Walburg, Texas is a tiny town east of Georgetown, Texas. This little town is famous for Walburg German Restaurant.  It has been featured on the Travel Channel and The Food Network. Also, it has been revered as one of the best German restaurants in Texas. Map to Walburg, Texas [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3429.3970055085006!2d-97.5899426852625!3d30.735347981636302!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x86452647170d83e3%3A0xba92e8b7a06e9a82!2sWalburg+German+Restaurant!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476152649418&w=600&h=450]   Top Tips For Visiting Walburg German Restaurant 1. Bring your appetite. – If you go for the buffet you will get a good heaping of German-America...

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Top Places To Eat: Disney Springs Orlando, FL

If you are looking for some good places to eat outside of the Disney Parks, Disney Springs has what you need! Check out the top places to eat at Disney Springs. If you haven’t been to Disney Springs lately there have been some huge changes, including a great selections of restaurants. Top Places To Eat at Disney Springs Lets take a look at the options at Disney Springs. Date Night : STK Steakhouse STK is a perfect place for a date night for mom and dad. I wouldn’t suggest taking the kids if you are going to be dinning in....

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