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 writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.