Robert Macias covers all of Central Texas for TripSavvy, including Austin and San Antonio.
Robert first fell in love with Austin and Central Texas while attending the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a degree in English literature (journalism minor). After college, he moved back to his hometown of Houston to work at Houston Metropolitan Magazine. He returned to Austin just in time for the dot-com boom. As Editor-in-Chief of the Austin Citysearch site, he helped build the city's first online entertainment guide from the ground up. From 2004 to 2009, Robert was the Editorial Director of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. The job helped him get in touch with his inner nature nerd and develop a greater appreciation for Texas' abundant outdoor recreation options. Since 2009, he has worked as a freelance writer and editor.
While some longtime Austinites express concern about the dizzying pace of change in our once-sleepy town, I see the city's evolution as an endless supply of fresh story ideas. There's always a new restaurant popping up, a new music venue and interesting new people around every corner. I hope you'll check in often, and share your insights, as I search for Central Texas' undiscovered gems.