With this road trip the PapiBlogger clan will eclipse the cumulative 30,000-mile mark for driving, a milestone.
“Adding Utah to our collection of states is great because we’ve been to 45 of the 50 states, but the best part of these milestones are the great family memories we get to make because we cherish those for a lifetime,” said Ruiz, who in addition to publishing PapiBlogger is the founder of the Hispanicize platform of companies that includes the Hispanicize 2015 event and the Latina Mom Bloggers network. “We’re very grateful to our sponsors for making this trip possible and especially to State Farm who for the second year in a row is partnering with us as our title sponsor.”
To spice things up along the way PapiBlogger is partnering with State Farm to host various travel-related challenges and giveaways that include two $150 gift cards, three trunk safety kits and other goodies.
Building on a brand new social media trend, PapiBlogger this time will even take followers to the sky for special aerial, drone camera videos called #dronies. Some of the expected viewpoints include Four Corners Monument, Monument National Park, Zion National Park and Arches National Park.
During this year’s family trip – like others past – history, geography, science and even photography will be in session for Jonathan (14), Elena (10), Briani (5) and Naomi (2). The lessons of traveling – and enduring – together as a family are part of why the road trips have become one of the most important traditions the Ruiz family works hard to repeat every summer.
“Even though this isn’t a 12,000 mile road trip like the epic one we did in 2010, we don’t take these trips for granted because they are all challenging and precious in their own ways,” said Manny’s wife Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, who in addition to being the lead driver for the trip is also the Co-CEO of the Latina Mom Bloggers network.
– Expected Road Trip Miles: approximately 1,500 miles
– Number of Travel Days: 11 days
– Major Destinations to be Visited: Four Corners Monument, Monument National Park, Zion National Park and Arches National Park and much more!
– Cumulative Road Trip Miles the PapiBlogger Family has driven Since 2008: 28,500 miles including road trips through Texas (2008) and Costa Rica (2009).
PapiBlogger is the lifestyle and family blog of social media leader Manny Ruiz, chairman of the Hispanicize group of companies that includes the Hispanicize event, the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog. Hispanicize also owns a large interest in Being Latino.