Robert Macias As a sixth-generation Texan, Robert Macias has the Lone Star State in his DNA. His great-great-great grandfather, Martin Parmer, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. As he travels around the state today, that sense of history is a constant companion. Each of the major Texas cities has a distinct personality, but they all share a spicy blend of Hispanic culture, can-do pioneer spirit, and a penchant for working hard and playing harder. Experience Robert has spent about half his career working for print magazines and half working on the Web. After receiving a degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, he landed his first professional job at Houston Metropolitan Magazine. During the dot-com boom, he was the editor in chief of Citysearch.com sites in Austin and Houston. From 2004 to 2009, he was the editorial director of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. He’s now a freelance writer and editor, based in Austin. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.