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 Items You Will Lose at Disney

After attending the inaugural Traveling Dad retreat at Walt Disney World in February, we are back in Texas and back to the real world!  Both the Missus and I are working and I am attending school to hopefully receive my MBA in December.  After we got back I guess what we had is the “Disney Hangover” we were still in awe of what we experienced because it was all our first time to visit WDW and we had such a great time! While I was having tons of fun with my fellow Traveling Dads and my family, I managed...

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Top 5 Reasons I Want a 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 for Our Family Travels

We live in Austin, Texas and there are tons of opportunities to take a drive to a near by city for quick Day Trip. I actually have taken a few and I write about them over at TexasDadBlog.com. My only gripe is that my current vehicle is not 4G LTE Wi-Fi enabled, first world problem am I right? Why is that my only gripe you ask?  Well when I was at Disney World last month, I was able to drive a few Chevrolet Vehicles that offered 4G LTE Wi-Fi.  I field tested a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, 2016 Colorado Z71,...

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5 Attractions Every Star Wars Fan Needs to See at Disney

Disney and Lucas Films have created a Star Wars fans Mecca at Walt Disney World! When we visited Walt Disney World in February, we got to experience all that Disney has to offer when it comes to Star Wars. Check out Star Wars Path of The Jedi. Now I am a fan of Stars Wars and has seen the original films and had to give my oldest son an education of what exactly Star Wars was before we went to go see The Force Awakens.  We had a binge session before we headed to the theater to watch the...

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Surviving a Day at Disney Parks with Infants and Toddlers

Don’t let having an infant or toddler hold you back from visiting one of the happiest on Earth!  Surviving a day at Disney Parks with infants and toddlers is not an easy task but it can be done. During our first visit to Disney World in Florida, we had no idea what to expect.  Also, we didn’t know what to take for the kiddos!  Along with Mom and Dad we had a 5-year-old,  a 2-year-old ,and a 10-month-old in tow. Surviving a Day at Disney Parks with Infants and Toddlers Aside from the essentials already packed (diapers, wipes, bottles,...

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Two Texas Dads Take a Sports Car for a Cruise Around Central Florida

During the inaugural Traveling Dad conference that was held at Disney World in February,  I met Raphael Ocampo a fellow Traveling Dad writer and fellow Texan.  I learned Raphael has traveled literally all over the world and was originally from Texas.  Being from Texas when you seen another Texan there’s an instant connection! On our final day at the Traveling Dad Conference we were able to field test a few brand new Chevys.  Raphael and I partnered up and hit the streets of Florida. As all the Dads were trying to decide which vehicle they were going to drive,...

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6 Things You NEED To Know About Disney Character Meet and Greets

When preparing for our first trip to Disney World, my wife had been researching Disney character meet and greet opportunities.  Since it was our first time I had not clue what to expect or what to expect.  So here is what you NEED to know about character meet and greets. First and foremost, there will be a wait to meet any character.  The more popular characters can have an extremely long wait.  We waited about 20 minutes to meet Cinderella and that was with the FastPass+. If you have the opportunity to add in the FastPass+ to your Disney...

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Our Trip to Moody Gardens on Galveston Island in Galveston, Texas

Being from Texas, there are a ton of places to visit that are within driving distance from Austin.  As a kid I loved taking road trips and getting out of my hometown and experiencing the feel and atmosphere of other cities.   Recently after visiting Dallas for a Lego convention, I asked my wife, “Where would you like to go, next?”  Her reply was, “Houston maybe? Have you ever been to Moody Gardens or The Kemah Boardwalk?”  I hadn’t been to either but I had been to the Houston area so I was sort of familiar with the general are...

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Traveling to and Surviving Austin City Limits Music Festival with Kids

Has anyone tried to attend Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas with their children? Located in the Live Music Capital of The World (fun fact: Austin, Texas has more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation) Austin City Limits Music Festival is a 2 weekend, 8 stage, 130 band music festival. This past weekend I was able to attend my very first ACL Fest and I brought along my five year old. It was an interesting experience, one I won’t forget and one I know he won’t forget because he has been talking...

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