Texas has become known for the mantra “Everything is Bigger in Texas”. It is a badge that most Texans wear with honor as everything from football stadiums to plates of food and everything in between seem to follow suit in creating a larger than life depiction of what it is to be a Texan. But did you know that there happens to also be a larger than life cross standing high above the west Texas plains welcoming the road weary to stop in and see something spectacular? Located
Texas is such a large state finding great campgrounds can quickly get a little overwhelming. There are so many amazing outdoor spaces and camping options that unless you really have something specific in mind you can get caught up comparing sites trying to determine which is the perfect fit for you. This has always been the case for me in my home state and I feel as though I have missed many great locations as a result. One hidden gem I hadn’t yet discovered was Baulderdash
If you have ever been through this area you might have stopped off to enjoy the water front views, the picturesque bridge and falls or maybe even a picnic in the park. But what you might have missed is an opportunity to camp in this location!! When I pulled into town for a brief moment to rest along long road trip I thought I would check out some of the campsites the community has to offer. I was advised to stop over to check out the rock creations at this park and told that
It is amazing how over time a journey can change you, help you see what you are destined to do and how much you find passion in things you never thought would even be of interest. It still baffles me that a few months back I was stirring for something which would fulfill a bucket list item of my own and that evolved into something which brings me such joy each and every day. Do I travel every day? No. But does every day have meaning and purpose as new adventures shape up?
Travel my way on the highway that’s best Get your kicks on Route sixty-six It is a rite of passage to travel on the original super highway. Originally running from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California the highway created dreams, fostered in new methods of transportation, played a pivotal part in the war effort, and with each passing tire created a long lasting legacy. Spanning nearly 2500 miles, Route 66 is a legendary highway with many stories to tell and legends to
Spring is one of the best times of the year for travel in Texas. With the temperatures still pleasing for the most part, the colors vibrantly sharing all of the blooms around and school crowds not yet fully released for summer vacation you have an amazing opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty that the state has to offer. One of the most popular activities during this time of year is touring the wildflowers throughout the state. And honestly who could blame people for wa
If you are a Texas resident who happens to love camping you now have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the Texas State Park system. For years the state has offered numerous styles of license plates to express your personality, show support for armed forces or highlight your farm or government status, however now they are offering 8 new plates designed to target key portions of the conservation goals for the state. Texas Rivers, Keep Texas Wild, Texas State Parks,
Often times we feel like we have to do something big just to escape for a moment of clarity, but as schedules tend to not allow us to plan that grand trip very often it is important to find a way to retreat and enjoy a get away within your own backyard. We often neglect to realize within driving distance of our own homes can be some of the most exciting places to spend a weekend away or spend a day relaxing from the day to day grind. I looked in my own backyard within a 20
You know what they say “Everything is Bigger In Texas” and that seems to ring true when it comes to exciting places to visit. From bold outdoor spaces to unique and quirky indoor places the state seems to span all interests making hard to determine just what happens to be the best of the best of the Lone Star State. With the assistance of an online poll for my followers, however I was able to narrow down the vast options that the 268 thousand square mile state has to offer
Traveling can already be pretty costly for those who choose to drive, while many times you do in fact save in the long run driving, especially with a larger family, you quickly can see the charges add up and make it feel like less of a savings when traveling through populated areas which contain toll roads. While 25 states will not cause you a headache when traveling, the other 25 might just have you digging in your cup holder for those extra quarters to throw in meters or ch
At times when hitting the road, especially as a solo traveler, you find yourself having to make stops for a stretch break or even a short nap. However so many times this can be a difficultly decision to make as to where in regards to safety. Texas, however is welcoming motorists and travelers like myself in a way unlike any other state as they have opened Safety Stop Rest Areas. Designed to set the stigma of creepy stops to the wayside, safety stops are well lit, provid
Commissioned in 1943 the USS Lexington served the United States Navy as one of the leading aircraft carriers of the times. Throughout its many years of service, the carrier held as many as 3,000 as its infrastructure supported a floating city of those seeking to defend our country during both war and peace. Serving during WWII, it served in every major operation yet was damaged and reported sank time and time again to be one of the most resilient of the American fleet.
I always enjoy a good pass through Austin, though typically I am never there for long, I always enjoy the sights and sounds of the unique city. Though it happens to be the capitol of Texas, it is unlike any other capitol city you will find as its culture paves the way to a city of innovation and art which cannot be surpassed. The first time I heard the phrase “Keep Austin Weird” I was a little confused, I knew two things to be in the city, the University of Texas and all of
Well before Roswell’s infamous cover up or Area 51’s illusive seclusion, in a quaint North Texas town of Aurora, something extra terrestrial was reported as an “alien invader” crashed at a local farm. It was April 17, 1897 and according to details reported on the date of the incident government officials were quick to the scene gathering evidence and materials of the fallen craft that had been reported to be hovering dangerously low and at speeds so slow no aircraft of the ti
With the craze of food trucks sweeping the nation, the predecessors of these meals on wheels started out with the old style Texas Chuck Wagons, but boy oh boy how they have evolved. Now boasting brightly colored paints and designs along with a variety of foods ranging from delicious sweets to savory shellfish the humble food truck is humble no more. Now mobile restaurants with paired down menus line busy streets in almost every major city and have become the iconic staple fo
Tip of the Day for Traveling, remembering water for your hike and preparing for the correct amount. Travel preparedness is the most important step in a successful trip. On each of these blogs, we discuss short travel tips to make your adventures easier and more exciting.
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Everyone needs guidance, and when planning a lengthy or short journey sometimes just being prepared is an asset toward being able to get the most bang for your trip. Over-scheduling can be an issue, but if you allow yourself the knowledge of those things surrounding you without fully mapping out each and every hour it allows you to have the flexibility you need. I personally found that by mapping out the things of interest it allowed me to follow up a bit more on each so as
One of the things which makes Texas so great is the ability to at any time find a world of adventure right in your backyard. With a simple drive up any one of our highways your are opened up to a plethora of exciting options for family friendly days of fun in the sun. For our family like many, we enjoy the opportunity to travel within our state and enjoy all that the it has to offer. Today was one such adventure as we loaded up and took the 2 hour trip to Waco. We indul