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Austin Travel Mama

Day Trip From Austin: Cedar Creek, Texas

June 23, 2016 0

Cedar Creek is a small community a little more than 10 miles west of Bastrop, southeast of Austin. If you are looking for a little adventure without venturing too far, give this tiny town a […]

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Austin Travel Mama

TX Destinations for a Weekend Girls’ Trip

May 3, 2016 0

When was the last time you escaped with your best girlfriends for a weekend getaway? It can be extremely hard as a busy parent to take time away from your family, but if you have […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Omni Fort Worth Vacation Packages for Families

March 28, 2016 0

Many times vacations are not relaxing at all and involve lots of going, lots of exploring and little relaxation. And then there are trips that we take that involve recharging, unwinding, and so much relaxing […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Spring Break Road Trip Ideas

March 11, 2016 0

Spring break is the perfect time to hop into the car for a road trip! The weather is fine – not too hot, not too cold, just right. The great state of Texas is huge […]

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Texas Day Trips

Drive-Thru Zoos Near Austin

December 31, 2015 0

We are big fans of the Austin Zoo, but when we are in the mood for adventure, it can be fun to check out a drive-thru zoo. At some, you can feed the animals, which […]

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First Day Hikes 2016

December 28, 2015 0

Start the year off on the right foot, the left foot, or any foot — find a First Day Hike in a state park near you on New Year’s Day! First Day Hikes vary from […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Holiday Traditions: Christmas in France

December 18, 2015 0

In the spirit of sharing, we will be bringing you stories about how different families celebrate the holiday season. Today, we have a special article that is written by a French teen who shares how […]

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Austin Travel Mama

LBJ Ranch: Austin Bucket List for 2015

November 9, 2015 0

We say it all the time, but we do truly believe it: Austin is an amazing place to raise a family. With this in mind, we’re on a mission to go discover all the things […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Austin Travel Mama: Nantucket, Massachusetts

September 1, 2015 0

Nantucket, Massachusetts is a beautiful, quaint island off the coast of Cape Cod. And if you happen to visiting in the summer, you likely plan to spend most of your time near the water. The […]

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Bucket List: Wimberley Market Days

August 25, 2015 0

One of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in Texas is located a short drive from Austin in the beautiful town of Wimberely. Held on the first Saturday of the month from March to December, […]

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Texas Day Trips

Cooling Off at Blue Hole in Wimberley

August 14, 2015 1

If you are willing to take a short road trip, it won’t take long to cool off in the refreshing, spring-fed waters of Cypress Creek at Blue Hole in Wimberley. The City of Wimberley runs […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Exploring The DoSeum in San Antonio

August 13, 2015 0

Did you realize there is a new museum for kids in San Antonio? It’s called The DoSeum, and we went there recently with my 9-year-old son and his friend. The museum bills itself as “San […]

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Austin Travel Mama

A Picture-Perfect Trip to Boston and Southern Maine

July 21, 2015 0

My vision of a family vacation in New England came straight from Robert McCloskey. I loved his beautiful children’s books, including Blueberries for Sal, Time of Wonder and Make Way for Ducklings as a girl, […]

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Landa Park in New Braunfels

July 17, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Play and Swim at Landa Park in New Braunfels Ready for a change in scenery? Landa Park is just a quick 50-minute jaunt down I-35. Nestled in the […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Top Five Family-Friendly Sites in Amersterdam

June 12, 2015 0

Today is our eight month anniversary of living here in The Netherlands; Holland to be more specific. Our family bounced around the United States for several years, from California, to Texas (<3), to Maryland, and […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Take a Ride on the MetroRail

June 8, 2015 0

The MetroRail is Austin’s commuter train, operated by Capital Metro, that runs on a 32-mile line from Leander to downtown Austin. The first time I rode the MetroRail was in 2012 during the Fan Fest. […]

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Austin Travel Mama

8 Fun Things To Do In Denver With Your Family

May 29, 2015 0

When my husband started looking for a place for our family to go for a long weekend from Austin, all signs pointed to Denver. There are several nonstop flights from Austin to Denver each day, […]

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Austin Travel Mama

How To Plan a MLB Spring Training Trip

April 10, 2015 0

I thought my husband was crazy when he bought our son a baseball tee when he turned two. He could barely reach that thing, but he walked right up to it and swung the bat […]

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Texas Day Trips

Savor Springtime at Sweet Berry Farm

April 7, 2015 0

Spring is a glorious time here in Central Texas. Some years, it can be fleeting, but it is a wonderful time of year, all the same. We gleefully shed our jackets, our sweaters and our […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Family Fun Announces Annual Travel Award Winners

March 23, 2015 0

Did Spring Break leave you with the travel bug? Are you itching to plan your next trip? FamilyFun magazine polled its readers from across the country to come up with lists of the best family-friendly […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Last-Minute Spring Break Escapes Ideas

March 12, 2015 0

Hooray for almost-Spring Break! If you have the kids and are off work, you likely fall into one of two camps: “Let’s check out some of the cool stuff that’s going on for SXSW!”…and hang […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Top 10 Things To Do in Colorado Springs

February 14, 2015 4

When’s the last time you went away with your girlfriends? Ditch the mom guilt, enjoy packing for one and book a ticket for a weekend away! You won’t be sorry. Your kids and partner will […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Giveaway: Hill Country Science Mill

January 30, 2015 0

A new science museum in Johnson City is poised to engage the next generation of problem solvers. The nonprofit Hill Country Science Mill (HCSM) opens Valentine’s Day, with a special “Fall in Love with Science” […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Austin Travel Mama: Las Vegas Girls’ Trip

January 20, 2015 2

Moms, you need a break. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a work-from-home mom or something else entirely, chances are you’re constantly juggling multiple things between kids, dogs, cats, husbands, work, bosses, boyfriends, […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Travel Texas, Holiday Edition

December 17, 2014 0

We aren’t making a trip this holiday season but my son will be off for Winter Break, and I know I’ll get antsy being at home with no real schedule. In case you might want […]

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Road Trip: Houston Zoo

April 17, 2014 0

Our Spring Break Road Trip is already seeming like a distant memory, but I’m so glad we did it. It was the first time it was just my son and I on a trip, so […]

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Road Trip: Space Center Houston

April 1, 2014 0

Our Spring Break Road Trip is already seeming like a distant memory, but I’m so glad we did it. It was the first time it was just my son and I on a trip, so […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Spring Break Road Trip, Houston Edition

March 9, 2014 0

I’m always torn about what to do on Spring Break. On one hand, there is a mind-boggling list of things going on in Austin. On the other hand, the idea of heading out of Dodge […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Take It Like a Tourist: Lost Pines Resort

July 31, 2013 0

As you might have noticed, this summer we are running a few new regular features. On Wednesdays, we’re writing about taking on the city as tourists — even though we live here. So, we might […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Feature: Rebecca Darling

May 30, 2013 3

I am a big fan of traveling and vacations. Yes, even with kids in tow, I am known to get up and go to places both near and far. But this year I’m stuck. I […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Road Trip: Waco Edition

April 9, 2013 0

One of the nice things about living in Texas is that it’s so….big. While this makes friends and family who live elsewhere seem too far away at times, it provides those of us with kids […]

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Austin

A Walk on the Rural Side

March 18, 2013 1

Want to feel like you’ve escaped the urban sphere for an afternoon and ventured out into the rural wilds? Fortunately, you don’t have to drive very far to see crops in the fields, spend quality […]

We did a character lunch at the Crystal Palace. The kids were more into the characters three years ago, but they still had fun.
Austin Travel Mama

Walt Disney World: Who’s All Ears?

February 12, 2013 2

M-I-C… …K-E-Y… …all together now! …M-O-U-S-E. For many kids, a trip to Disney (either Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Orlando) is a rite of passage of sorts. In fact, almost 17 million […]

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