Next month, I will participate in Twizzlers Landmark Summer Road Trip. They’ve selected 10 bloggers (I’m the only dad blogger) and their families to become the official Twizzlers Traveling Families. A Twizzlers-inspired vehicle will be shared between the families, making its way coast to coast, covering more than 10,000 miles and dozens of U.S. landmarks. If you’d like to read about all of the families, you can visit the following blogs:


My family and I will visit Austin, TX because we are true Texans. I was born and raised in Houston, but I’ve always had a deep affection for Austin. Their motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” appeals to my creative side. Not only is Austin the capitol of Texas, but it is also the music capital of the Southwest. Many great bands have paid their dues on Austin’s fames 6th Street strip. I’m a big music fan and I’ve always enjoy watching bands play live.

Austin also has several learning opportunities for my kids. They’re most excited about seeing the LBJ Library & Museum, the Capitol Building and the Congress Bridge Bats.

But most of all, we’re eager to visit a laid-back city that’s family friendly and has many opportunities for outdoor activities.

As part of the promotion, Twizzlers will also give consumers the chance to win a trip to a well-known U.S. landmark destination plus daily, road trip-themed prizes (GPS, camera, guidebook, etc) throughout the summer, just by visiting the Twizzlers website.

To kick off this event, I’m giving five readers a chance to win some great Twizzler branded merchandise. To enter the contest, leave a comment answering the following question:

What was your most memorable road trip?

The five winners will receive: Twizzlers-branded beach/cooler bag, Twizzlers beach towel, and a variety of Twizzlers products.

Additional Entries

After you have submitted your mandatory entry, you can receive additional entries by doing any or all of the following things:

Mocha Dad’s “Twizzler’s Landmark Summer Roadtrip Contest” starts on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 and ends Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this blog within the past 60 days. Five winners will be chosen via and announced on Thursday, June 9, 2011. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 5-days, a new winner will be chosen.