Media event, national Facebook contest announced for end of PapiBlogger Road Trip

National Facebook contest asks: "How may total miles did PapiBlogger drive across the four corners of the United States?"

MIAMI, FL – After more than 11,000 miles, 33 states and 46 days, PapiBlogger’s epic family road trip will come to a rousing end with a celebration in Miami.  Although post-trip public relations outreach continues for weeks, the PapiBlogger clan is looking forward to a Miami media and family event at a Chevrolet dealership that will welcome PapiBlogger Manny Ruiz,  his wife Angela and three kids (Jonathan 10, Elena 6 and Briani 1) home.

The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse served as the road trip's famous "PapiMobile"

The PapiBlogger clan stopped at some of the nation's most interesting McDonald's restaurants, including this one in 'Alien Country' Roswell, NM. McDonald's is a sponsor of PapiBlogger.

“From a PR and social media perspective, it’s been an amazing journey.  As we prepare for next year’s 2011 Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference we are confident that our own road trip will be of strong interest to attendees,” said Ruiz, who also publishes the Hispanic Market industry leading Hispanic PR Blog. (more…)

Mami Bloggers Hosting National Twitter Party Send-off for PapiBlogger’s Family Road Trip this Thursday

Some of the nation’s most influential “mami bloggers” will be hosting a national Tweet Up “Send Off” party this Thursday, June 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET for PapiBlogger as he and his family prepare for the Father’s Day launch of their epic, 10,000, 34-state PapiBlogger Family Roadtrip.

The Twitter party is being hosted by Mama Contemporanea @mcontemporanea, MamaLatinaTips @mamalatina, Mejorandomihogar @mejoramihogar, Thoughts of a Mommy @thoughtsofamomy, and other influential Latina mommy bloggers.The road trip is being sponsored by Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Sprint Nextel and Sony. (more…)

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, 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…)