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15 Fun Free Things to Do in Austin TX

15 Fun Free Things to Do in Austin TX

Austin Texas is on every top 10 list these days it seems and with good reason. There’s always something fun to do in Austin. What if you don’t have a lot of extra spending money for fun stuff in Austin? No worries, you don’t have to break the bank just so you can do cool […]

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Texas Road Trip From Austin to Alpine Marfa Big Bend and More

Texas Road Trip From Austin to Alpine Marfa Big Bend and More

I found some cool places to visit during my Texas road trip vacation so I’m going to share with you some of the best of the west TX travel spots. Living in Austin for over 15 years I took lots of short road trips, mostly day trips or weekend getaways. Since driving from Austin to […]

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Big Bend National Park Hiking Trails – Which are Best for Solo Hikers?

Big Bend National Park Hiking Trails – Which are Best for Solo Hikers?

During my second road trip to west Texas I wanted to spend some time hiking. Making a list of the best solo hikes to try at Big Bend National Park in Texas took some research. I started planning my hiking trips for my stay at Big Bend while I was in Alpine Texas – a […]

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Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery Graffiti Park ATX

Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery Graffiti Park ATX

I love taking photos of graffiti and public art while I am traveling and at home. The graffiti wall in Austin Texas has been around for several years but I only just stumbled upon the downtown graffiti art park last year. Waiting on an appointment downtown and killing some time I walked around Castle Hill area […]

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Texas Gulf Coast Road Trip Bird Watching Port Aransas

Texas Gulf Coast Road Trip Bird Watching Port Aransas

My first solo road trip to Port Aransas on the Gulf Coast of Texas was planned around the whooping crane festival in February. I didn’t see any whooping cranes but I did see plenty of brown pelicans in Port Aransas Texas. When I visited the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas I was surrounded […]

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Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

  I never gave too much thought as to why the West Texas park known as Big Bend National Park was so-named. I found out when I took my first solo road trip to West Texas in December 2010. The trip would take me from Austin to Marathon – Alpine – Big Bend National Park […]

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Zilker Botanical Garden – A Little Zen in Austin Texas

Zilker Botanical Garden – A Little Zen in Austin Texas

Zilker Botanical Garden is a little piece of Zen in central Austin. I often stopped by in-between client appointments to take a meditative break in my favorite Austin botanical gardens. To have an escape from a busy metropolitan area within the inner city is rare. Zilker is close to downtown but you wouldn’t know it […]

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Oldest Oak Tree in Texas – The Big Tree – Goose Island State Park

Oldest Oak Tree in Texas – The Big Tree – Goose Island State Park

The Oldest Live Oak tree in Texas, known as The Big Tree, lives at Goose Island State Park near Rockport Texas.  I paid a visit to the Big Tree in February on my way back from the coastal town of Port Aransas. This old Texas oak tree is amazing! Although the Big Tree is no longer the […]

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