Day Trip From Austin: La Grange

February 21, 2019 0

La Grange is nestled along the Colorado River and features scenic drives, festivals, museums, concerts, shopping for antiques, air shows, feasts, and an annual county fair. First populated by Austin’s colonists – “The Original Three […]

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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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TX Destinations for a Weekend Girls’ Trip

May 3, 2016 1

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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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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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 […]

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 […]


First Day Hikes 2016

December 28, 2015 1

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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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 […]


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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Cooling Off at Blue Hole in Wimberley

August 14, 2015 2

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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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 […]


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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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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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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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 […]


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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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 […]

Fresh, organic veggies at Boggy Creek Farm

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 […]

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Texas Road Tripping: Pearl in San Antonio

July 25, 2012 1

When I was a kid growing up in San Antonio, the Pearl Brewery was still brewing beer. In fact, it did so up until closing in 2001. Having opened in 1881, I’d say it had […]