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.


Top 5 Spanish Language Songs That Kids and Parents Will Love!

I have been trying to get my children to learn Spanish.  Talking Spanish words at them doesn’t always work.  So I have to be a bit creative!!  Here is a list of my Top 5 Spanish Language Songs That Kids and Parents Will Love. Growing up in DEEP South Texas (think: Texas-Mexico border), there was always Spanish music being blasted through an old radio somewhere.  I spent a good amount of my childhood at my Grandmothers house and the only language she spoke was Spanish.  I had to learn Spanish quickly.  If I wanted anything to eat or drink...

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Top Tech for Smooth Road Trips in The 2016 GMC Yukon Denali

In our most recent trip road trip to Houston we were able to drive a 2016 GMC Yukon Denali.  Check out my post about the places we visited in Houston (http://travelingdad.com/road-trip-austin-houston-new-2016-gmc-yukon-denali/). The Yukon we received was all decked out and it came with some awesome tech features that we loved!  Having all these tech features in the truck got me really thinking that when I was a kid we didn’t have any tech in our vehicles. Oh how times have changed!  I am starting to sound really old but I digress, lets check out the Top 5 Tech Features...

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Road Trip: Austin To Houston in The New 2016 GMC Yukon Denali

Road-trip Austin to Houston Thursday evening we set out on a road trip from Austin to Houston.  When we travel we like to leave either extremely early in the morning or later in the evening.  We love traveling in the evening because it is cooler and the kiddos sleep. For this road trip, we drove a 2016 GMC Yukon Denali. I instantly fell in love with it.  We headed out of town and traveled 164 miles to Missouri City a suburb of Houston where we stayed with my cousin.  She was an awesome host and is family so of...

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Top 3 Reasons Why I LOVE Traveling at Night

When I first started writing for Traveling Dad I never thought I would be sharing why I love traveling at night.  Recently someone ask my wife why we like to travel late at night?  Here a few reasons why I love traveling at night. Top 3 Reasons Why I LOVE Traveling at Night Cooler Temps. If you have ever traveled to or live in Texas, you know that the Texas heat can be unbearable.  Even in the evening it is still HOT!  It was 8:45pm on the night we left on our most recent trip and it was still...

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Hill Country Science Mill Visit in Johnson City, Texas

Johnson City, Texas is the home of Lyndon B Johnson and the Hill Country Science Mill.  One early Saturday morning, my kids, wife, and I hopped in our truck and head to South Austin.  Before heading out to Johnson City we stopped by our fiends house for some coffee and donuts and invited them to accompany us to visit Hill Country Science Mill. Since there was eight of us in tow, we each took our own cars and headed to Johnson City. We had such a great time and the exhibits inside the old silos were my favorite! Yea!!! ...

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Top Experiences at Space Center Houston

Next month we are headed to Space Center Houston and I decided to do a bit of research and see what kind of experiences Space Center Houston had in store for us.  After talking with Meridyth Moore PR Specialist with Space Center Houston, she sent over a list of the top 5 experiences at Space Center Houston.  When we head out next month I am hoping that we get to experience all 5 on the list and many more.  Be looking out for a follow up blog post about our experience at Space Center Houston. Top Experiences at Space...

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Top 5 Products for a Bearded Dad

When we traveled to Disney World back in February I had my BeardBrand tea tree beard oil handy and I applied it to my beard every morning before we left for the day at the parks.  I have a terrible habit of touching my beard if I do not have any oil in it so to refrain from touching my beard I use beard oil.  I was thinking about what other Dads use on their beards, so I decided to put together a list of some of the products I use for my beard maintenance. Oscar’s Oil “Oscar’s Oil...

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5 Reasons You Will Love the Panasonic Lumix ZS60

As a travel blogger and Dad, I try and capture our travel adventures as they happen through a camera lens and sometimes a camera phone just doesn’t do the pictures justice. I recently was given the opportunity to review the new Panasonic Lumix ZS60. I freaking love it and I am going to tell you why you will love it too! 5 Reasons You Will Love the Panasonic Lumix ZS60 30x zoom is great for travel and everyday photography. Recently we went out to check out Disney on Ice and I was able to capture some great shots with...

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Top 5 Places to Take An Out-of-Towner in Austin, Texas

If you ever visit Austin, Texas make sure and give me a shout and I’ll take you around town for some Texas BBQ and beer! Austin has so much to do and with summer just around the corner I thought I would write up some of my favorite places to take an out-of-towner. Texas State Capitol The Texas Capitol is located at 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701 and is one of the most iconic place to visit in Austin.   Along with its rich history there are tons of things to learn about the Capitol and when legislation is...

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Dad Tips for a Day Trip to Waco, Texas to Visit the Zoo.

With summer fast approaching, there is going to be a ton of time for us to get out and travel.  Luckily, living in Texas you don’t have to travel far to be in a new town with new things to experience with the kids.   One very real option that us Texans have is that we can take day trip to another city and see what it has to offer.  A little Texas tidbit for all you non-Texans, a person can travel an entire day and still not make it out of Texas, it’s a real thing look it up!...

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