Louisiana Travels in the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

This is part of a collaboration with DriveShop. All opinions expressed are my own. First of all, let me just say, we love the Bayou State! Not only is it just a couple hours away from Texas, but it literally has something for everyone – even the most discerning travelers. […]

10 Things to Pack for your Family Road Trip

(Read my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog) It is so funny to think about how unprepared we were for that first long distance drive from Houston to Virginia, and then New York City. This is my latest article as a contributor to the Best Western blog […]

Hollywood Glamour and LA’s Griffith Observatory

(Read my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog.)  I can feel myself getting more and more comfortable with the crisp weather and laid-back attitude of Los Angeles every time I visit. In all honesty, it’s taken me a little while to admit that to myself because above […]

Into the wilderness

As human beings we have a tendency to look back at our pasts and contemplate what could have or should have been different. Maybe it would have changed the course of our life in one way or another. Perhaps if that one defining moment hadn’t taken place, or it would […]

Hometown Getaways: Brenham, Texas

This is part of a collaboration with DriveShop. All opinions expressed are my own. The allure of being able to get away is something Anjelica and I both really appreciate. There’s just something soothing about knowing you can hop into your car any time you choose and drive away into […]

Travel Diary: Experiencing Hispanicize LA for the first time

After helping to put together the first ever Hispanicize Texas event here in Houston over the summer I thought I knew what to expect when I signed up to attend the Hispanic Heritage Month edition of this series of national events: Hispanicize Los Angeles or Hispanicize LA for short. Well, […]

Los Angeles in less than 48 hours for a media event

It had been months since I last took a trip by myself. Also since the last time I had been on a plane. Usually we pile into our car – or a rental to be more precise – and load it up with the essentials for a day- or two-day-long […]