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A Guide to Traveling and Shooting Video with a Drone Thumbnail

This story originally appeared in Best Western’s blog, YouMustBeTrippin.com.  BY MANNY RUIZ Gradually, drones are becoming so common that just stepping outside your home’s door, it’s not unusual to find one flying overhead.  In sharp […] Read More >>

Want to Improve Your Relationship with Your Teen? Take Them on a Parent-Teen Vacation Thumbnail

My 16-year-old son Jonathan and I are in that delicate stage of our relationship where nothing I do for him matters much and everything I say easily tunes me out of his life. It’s not […] Read More >>

Ruiz Family Christmas Menu

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This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. For us Cubans, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND the New Year are […] Read More >>

Explore Cuba in Miami

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This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. My Cuban-Miami roots are unique. My Cuban family moved to […] Read More >>

My Favorite Latino Restaurants in the U.S.

My Favorite Latino Restaurants in the U.S. Thumbnail

This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. My wife, Angela, and I are big time foodies, but […] Read More >>

Born on the Day of the Dead

Born on the Day of the Dead Thumbnail

This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. Some of my friends were born on Christmas. Others celebrate […] Read More >>

Family Getaways With an Eco-Friendly Mindset

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This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. My first experience with eco-friendly tourism was in 2008, when […] Read More >>

Celebrating 25 Years: My Hispanic Heritage Month Transformation Thumbnail

This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. When you own a network with top Latino bloggers and […] Read More >>

When Family Getaways Go Wrong, How to Make Them Right Thumbnail

This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. You don’t travel more than 50,000 miles by car in […] Read More >>

Before Back to School: Last Minute Vacation

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This post originally appeared on Best Western’s YouMustBeTrippin.com’s blog, where I regularly contribute stories. I was compensated for this post but the opinions are mine. The summer vacation season starts to wind down in a […] Read More >>