Posts Tagged ‘PapiBlogger’
As I write this post Hurricane Irene is about to barrel into New York and other parts of New England so as a former reporter who’s covered hurricanes and a father who’s been through six of these suckers here’s my top five most important hurricane survival tips for families:
1. Don’t make the common “rookie” mistake of treating hurricanes as fun events. This is foolish and often leads to unnecessary injuries and even deaths from people who underestimate the power of storms. If you’re tempted to sneak outside to see the storm for yourself, don’t!
2. If you own a power generator DO NOT use it inside your home or apartment. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer (more…)
The grandprize winner of the PapiBlogger and Buick “Guess the Final Mileage” Contest is Kimberly Cuevas of San Antonio, Texas who guessed 9,875. The actual total miles the PapiMobile (aka the 2011 Buick Enclave) drove over the course of 44 days, 19 states and two countries was 10,016. Alfonso will receive a GoPro HD camera.
Second place, a $100 gift card, goes to Alexandria Alfonso of Miami who guessed 9,650 miles. who guessed 10,526 miles. The third place winner Patricia guessed 10526. A fourth place prize is being given to Milcah Syner for guessing 10,732 miles. The third and fourth place winners will each get a $50 gift card.
I want to thank all the participants who submitted their answers and if you didn’t win, don’t worry. We’re giving away an iPad 2 and other cool prizes next Tuesday night when Latina Mom Bloggers and PapiBlogger join to conduct a major Twitter party themed “You’re Best Summer Family Memories.” Follow me on @papiblogger on Twitter and on Facebook for more!
The Grand Canyon is truly of the most beautiful places on Earth but unfortunately it also overshadows many surrounding natural treasures that are worth your visit. One of those very special, must see places in the United States is Arizona’s Petrified Forest, the star of our family road trip’s 35th day.
Sedona, Arizona is one of our favorite places in the whole United States so on the 34th day of our family road trip we ventured to see some of the things that makes this place so special. Here’s seven things that we think make Sedona a terrific family destination:
- The red rock canyons. These rocks are everywhere and they especially shine “reddest” at sunrise and sunset, the best time to photograph or video tape them.
- Slide Rock Park. This park features a large spring that has natural water chutes that propel you through the rocks. One part of the park also features a canyon with 12 foot cliffs that you can dive into the water from. The water is frigid but your body will get used to it. Diving from the 12-foot cliff is scary and exhilarating at the same time.
- An easy and great place to hike and bike. The hiking paths in particular are not hard and offer beautiful walks right up to the red canyons. This is like walking among the lower parts of the Grand Canyon. (more…)
On the 32nd day of our family road trip we woke up in a Hollywood state of mind so the PapiBlogger clan decided to do something very Hollywood right in front of the world famous Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater: we planked with Elvis and Batman! A lot of people were simply stunned because they thought planking was, well, weird. We get that a lot but that’s part of the beauty of public planking. The more weird reactions you get, the funner it is.
We were just grateful that we were able to be with the celebrity lookalikes because until recently authorities had banned them from working the Walk of Fame. (more…)
After two consecutive days of thrill rides and entertainment at Disneyland and California Adventure, we decided to slow down for some much needed rest and relaxation at the Disneyland Resort which until today we had not been able to enjoy.
Finally, I’m the One Who’s Sick
Given how everyone aboard our PapiMobile had gotten sick at one point or another in the trip, it was just a matter of time until I got something too. On the 30th day of our road trip, a bad cold came upon me and it threw me down for the count. I could not get up from the bed to the degree that ordinarily my kids would take the opportunity to make fun of me by taking pictures of me sick since I’ve done it to them. (more…)
On the 29th day of our family vacation we visited Disney’s California Adventure, a theme park that is much bigger than it’s state-specific name suggests and that also is home to three of our top five favorite attractions from ANY Disney park.
California Adventure, launched in 2001, is a 55-acre theme park located adjacent to Disneyland. Built on land that was formerly Disneyland’s parking lot, the theme park resembles various aspects of California including its culture, landmarks and history.
The park is undergoing major construction for the 2012 launch of Cars Land, which will bring three new attractions as well as the new Carthay Circle Theater, a replica of the movie house where Walt Disney debuted “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Carthay Circle Theater will be the park’s new iconic structure. (more…)
I’ve loved Disneyland long before my first and only short visit a year ago. It’s the magical place that I associated with the classic Mickey Mouse Club episodes that I watched after school as a boy and was the original place that I connected with Disney movies that I grew up with like “Pete’s Dragon”, “The Love Bug” and ”Bambi” (yes, I loved “Bambi” as a boy).
This year, as part our family road trip, the PapiBlogger clan returned to Disneyland without hurries. This is a a recap of what we found particularly charming about Disneyland Park, the original place that opened for memories in 1955.
Star Tours and the Jedi Training Academy
I’m a major Star Wars fan so it should come as no surprise that my favorite attraction at Disneyland are the Star Tours ride (more…)
In this 1-minute video you will see one of the funniest family memories we have of this summer as Pluto the dog breaks from his routine in Mickey’s Soundsational Parade in Disneyland to confront PapiBlogger and his peculiar helmet videocamera. This video will make you smile!
The 24th day of our road trip was one for the ages and it all started because I was doing something you always do on vacation: taking photos of scenic places.
The Mean Winds
We were traveling along Oregon’s coast from Newport to the famous Sea Lion Caves near Florence when just a couple miles from the caves I told my wife who was driving to pull over at a roadside overlook that faced a lighthouse surrounded by gorgeous cliffs. (more…)
PapiBlogger and Buick Accepting Entries for Guess the Final Road Trip Mileage Contest Now thru Aug 17thPosted by PapiBlogger on at 10:51 AM
It’s been a wild and crazy ride for PapiBlogger and family this summer as they spent more than 40 days traveling and blogging throughout the nation from Miami to Alaska. In order to celebrate the family’s big Miami homecoming, Buick is sponsoring a national contest that will award a GoPro camera like the one PapiBlogger uses, a $100 and a $50 gift certificate to the top three people who most accurately guess how many miles the PapiMobile (aka 2011 Buick Enclave) traveled during the road trip.
Hint: Read Papiblogger.com carefully and look for posts titled “Road Trip Tracker” to help with your total miles guess.
In order to be eligible you must complete all 3 steps*:
1) If you’re not already a Facebook fan of PapiBlogger, go to www.Facebook.com/papiblogger and “like” our page.
2) Follow @Papiblogger on Twitter and tweet the following sentence:
“ I just entered the Papiblogger Guess the Final Road Trip Mileage contest sponsored by @Buick & u can too! http://bit.ly/qd3vRq #disneypapi “
3) Comment on this blog post with your guess. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you win
*ELIGIBILITY: The PapiBlogger Guess the Final Road Trip Mileage contest is open to anybody but only Facebook fans of PapiBlogger are eligible. You may vote as many times during the week but only once per day. Only entries from the United States will be accepted. The winner must have a valid email and prizes will not be mailed to any P.O. Box.
CONTEST RULES: The person who guesses closest to the exact final total of miles will be declared the winner. No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway. The contest winner will be announced nationally on Friday, August 19th through PapiBlogger.com, Papiblogger’s Facebook page and on the Facebook fan pages of Hispanicize and the Hispanic PR Blog. The deadline to guess the total mileage is 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th.