My favorite city in the world, Houston

My favorite city in the world, Houston

It’s been my home for the past 18 years. Houston, for me, is the place where I feel most comfortable. It is the city that took in a family of immigrants and opened doors for us, far beyond our wildest imaginations. It is the city where I met my wife, started a family, and eventually a business. For all intents and purposes, I guess you could say, it is my compass in the universe. The place I naturally gravitate towards no matter how far away I venture. To understand Houston, however, takes serious dedication. The burgeoning metropolis nestled amid bustling highways, byways and tollways, as well as incorporated and unincorporated annexes from the Gulf Coast to the hill country, is home to some six million residents from all over the world. The city was recently recognized as the most diverse in the United States and is well on its way to surpass Chicago as the third-largest in the country by population.

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 […]

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 […]