Posted by PapiBlogger on Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 at 11:10 AM
When it comes to national parks, our kids have seemingly seen it all. We’ve been to the Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore. Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, Big Bend National Park, you name it.
Our family’s favorite vista in Yosemite is Glacier Point.
In order to help our kids better appreciate Yosemite National Park, the top destination of our 16-day family road trip sponsored by State Farm, we decided to spend almost five full days in and around the park. In addition to waterfalls, Yosemite boasts
Posted by PapiBlogger on Friday July 19th, 2013 at 05:16 PM
At the halfway point of our road trip we made hurried pitstops at Mt. Shasta, site of California’s tallest mountain and Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the Golden State’s coolest places you’ve probably never heard of.
Due to an ever tightening schedule to get down south to Yosemite National Park and other unexpected delays we only had less than a full day to visit Mt. Shasta. A park ranger advised us that our time would be better spent at Lassen Volcanic Park but after some debate we stuck with our Mt. Shasta plans because the kids wanted to see California’s tallest mountain peak.
Mt. Shasta struck us as nice looking mountain that is especially suited to
Posted by PapiBlogger on Wednesday July 17th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
On the sixth and seventh days of our family road trip we traveled north from Sonoma to Crescent City, California in order to visit the Redwood National Forest. I had always assumed the Redwood National Forest was one big national park just like Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon but in reality it’s called the Redwood National and State Parks because it is comprised of several federal and state parks.
Posted by PapiBlogger on Monday July 15th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
On the fourth and fifth days on our family road trip we traveled from Napa Valley to a wonderful, 400-acre wildlife preserve in Sonoma’s Wine Country called Safari West. Dubbed the “Sonoma Serengeti”, Safari West is what you get when you mix an interactive, safari-styled zoo with fancy bungalows placed amidst an African-looking setting of golden hills and small lakes.
Posted by PapiBlogger on Monday July 8th, 2013 at 05:02 PM
This is the fourth consecutive summer I’ve done a family road trip since launching PapiBlogger in May of 2010 but even before that Angela and I did big road trips with our kids through Texas (2008) and Costa Rica (2009) and as a couple we’ve driven through Cuba, France and Rwanda. In other words, this road trip thing is a big deal for us and it goes deep.
If you’ve followed our previous traveling adventures, you know that we don’t usually hold back from going all out
Posted by PapiBlogger on Friday June 28th, 2013 at 08:02 PM
Summer has officially started— and PapiBlogger will ride again! For the fourth consecutive year, my wife and our four kids will take to the roads for another epic family road trip, this time in partnership with State Farm and Chevy, from July 5-21.
Our family’s destination of choice this year? San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and Northern California! It’s going to be a blast and we want you to joins us for our official send-off party!
Join us and Hispanicize on Tuesday, July 2nd at 5pm PST/8pm EST for a summer #SFRoadTrip Twitter party! We’ll be sharing road trips tips, the cool benefits of the Chevy Trasverse and talking about the sites we’ll be visiting.
Twitter Party Details:
What: Papiblogger’s Summer #SFRoadTrip Twitter Party
When: Tuesday, July 2nd at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
Who to Follow:
Co-Hosts: @MContemporanea @UrbanJibaro @Katjohn
Special Guests: @Papiblogger @TexinMiami
Prizes: Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:
One (1) $25 gift card
Two (2) $50 gift cards
One (1) $100 gift card
RSVP : To be eligible to win prizes, you must RSVP below.
Posted by PapiBlogger on Thursday June 27th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
PapiBlogger will ride again! My wife, four kids and I will be heading to Northern California courtesy of State Farm and Chevy for a 1,300 mile road trip that will take us through Yosemite National Park, Mt. Shasta, the Redwood Coast, San Francisco and even Alcatraz, July 5-21.
For us it just doesn’t feel like summer without a major family road trip to build memories and recharge. We’re grateful we get to do these wonderful trips and that we get to work with brands committed to family values like our presenting sponsor State Farm, who I have my automobile insurance with and Chevy, who has sponsored our road trips for four consecutive summers.
Posted by PapiBlogger on Friday June 21st, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Almost exactly a year ago this week, the Miami Heat celebrated its first champion of the LeBron James Era. As sweet as that one was, this year’s win over San Antonio was sweeter because it seemed even more improbable. Ray Allen’s Miracle 3-point shot in Game 6 really became the clincher that changed our fortunes and for that we’ll be eternally grateful. My kids and I were just deliriously happy to see the Heat beat the Spurs and, of course, as we did last year, we did last night: we celebrated with our fellow riff raff in Hialeah.
Posted by PapiBlogger on Sunday June 16th, 2013 at 09:19 AM
On Tuesday, June 18 my youngest child Naomi turns 1 so we decided to get a head start and celebrate her birthday Saturday at Cool de Sac. We had a blast with nearly all of our closest family members present, including all of Naomi’s beloved cousins, my 99-year-old grandma Micaela, my mom, my father in law, aunt Millin and more family and friends. Here’s a little photo recap to commemorate the great first year this blessed child has given us!
Posted by PapiBlogger on Friday June 14th, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Being the notorious PapiBlogger, Daddy of Four, that I am, I get asked a lot of questions about parenting. People see my happy road trip photos with my family and automatically assume that I have it all together as this great big family guy.
Well, the truth is that I’m not that put together. Not by a mile. The real PapiBlogger is