PapiBlogger’s epic 10,000-mile family roadtrip becomes major Hispanic social media experiment


The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse has been selected as the Papimobile for the epic family roadtrip

In 1903, when the entire United States had but 150 miles of paved roads, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off from San Francisco in a 20-horsepower Winton touring car hoping to become the first person to cross the U.S. in what was then dubbed a “horseless carriage.”  Sixty-three days later, after many trials and tribulations, Dr. Jackson, his co-driver Sewall Crocker and their bulldog Bud made it to New York City.

More than 100 years later, a Miami family of five is about to embark on what might be this century’s epic U.S. family road trip.  Starting on Father’s Day, PapiBlogger.com founder and father of three Manny Ruiz, his wife Angela and their children Briani (1), Elena (6) and Jonathan (10) will embark on a 10,000-mile PapiBlogger Family Road Trip that will circle the four corners of the continental United States.

“Our journey may not be as treacherous as Dr. Jackson’s inspirational one was but it will certainly be challenging and two times longer because we’re going to the four corners of the U.S. with three young children,” said Ruiz, former founder/CEO of Hispanic PR Wire and a social media marketing expert who also runs the Hispanic PR Blog and the annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference. (more…)