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Attraction of the Week: Lady Bird Hike-and-Bike Trail in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is one of the most beautiful areas of Texas. Lady Bird Lake is a gorgeous downtown lake which provides numerous recreational opportunities for locals and visitors. Whether you feel like taking a scenic bike ride or jog around the lake, rowing, or fishing, you will enjoy the beautiful green scenery, sunny skies, and […]

Attraction of the Week: Beaumont Botanical Gardens

Beaumont is a small Texas city located just 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and an hour from Houston. The city is most known for its’ unique roadside attractions which include a 135 foot tall alligator in front of Gator Country Adventure Park, a 24 foot Dalmatian spotted hydrant in front of the Fire […]

15 Budget Friendly Spring Vacation Destinations

Spring is one of the best times to take a vacation. Unlike the peak summer season, planning a getaway during the less hectic spring season typically brings forth many great benefits, namely hotel and transportation savings, attractive cooler weather, along with fewer crowds. Plus, many summer and winter hotspots often offer their best deals during […]

Vacation Spotlight: Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, aka the Entertainment Capital of the World, sees millions of tourists from around the world each year to check out the multitude of entertaining activities that the city offers. Sure there are plenty of TV show tapings, theaters, and iconic media attractions to enjoy, however, the city offers much more outside of the […]

10 Tips for Western Road Trips

Driving through the Western US is beautiful, although you need to be prepared for what comes along with driving through long stretches of barren land, diverse geography, and oftentimes harsh weather. Driving out West is much different than a road trip across other areas of the country: distance between cities is far, the landscape is […]

Hiking Hotspot: Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain is a challenging hike in Phoenix, Arizona. I love the idea of having a hiking area in the middle of an urban city; it’s a great way to get out and get some exercise in at the beginning or end of the day. This popular recreational area within Phoenix was suggested to us […]

20 Great Tourist Attractions

Some tourist attractions are worth every penny, while others leave you wishing you would have spent your money elsewhere. I have compiled a list of the best tourist attractions – each of these are well worth the admission price. Some are even free; you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot to have a good […]

My Favorite Hiking Spots

I have come up with a few of my favorite hiking spots for  those of you looking to do some hiking this spring. I love hiking because in addition to being great exercise, it allows you to actually surround yourself with nature as opposed to just driving past it. Hiking is a great way to […]