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.


Hotel Review: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Orlando, Florida

Normally when we travel, we can usually find at least one family member that lives in that area to stay with.  Traveling outside the State of Texas is a different story.  Therefore when we traveling out of state, we chose our hotels according to ratings, proximity to attractions, and accommodations.  Accommodations is extremely high on our list because we have a 1 year old that still sleeps in a crib and getting them to sleep on hotel bed can be rather challenging. Hotel Review Wyndham Lake Buena Vista When I traveled to Orlando, Florida in September I booked a...

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Frontier: Cheap Flights But At What Cost?

Cheap airfare is one of the main things I look for when booking a flight. Flying Frontier Well Frontier you had me at cheap fares!  I was determined not to pay for any extras, which I accomplished by packing four days of clothing in a backpack and not bringing any toiletries. I traveled to Orlando in September for the first time alone.  No kids, no wife, just me; traveling solo!  I decided that I would try and find the most economical method to fly out of Austin.  Booking a cheap flight will save you money, but what does it...

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Delayed For Four Hours At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

For the first time ever I traveled to Florida without my family.  Since my oldest was born, I have always traveled with either my wife or with my entire family.  On September 23, 2016 my flight was delayed for over four hours and it was a rather interesting experience. The Week Before Before the week started I got my flight booked after going back and forth on which airline to choose.  I was traveling alone so I decided that I did not need a fancy airline to get me from point A to point B and I do not...

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A Dads Guide to: The Domain (North Austin)

My name is Josh Rodriguez, I am travel writer here at Traveling Dad and I live in Austin, Texas.  Austin is an extremely family friendly city with so much to do for kids and families!  Oh and did I mention Austin is the Live Music Capitol Of the World?  Google it!  Austin is kind of a big deal! We have created  “A Dads Guide To,” which will be a survival and tip guide for Dads.  For our first Dads Guide, I will be talking about The Domain in North Austin.  If you live in Austin or traveling to Austin...

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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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