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.


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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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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