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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island

South Texas is part of a huge migration route for birds, and while there are many, many places in the region dedicated to seeing birds, one of our favorites is the South Padre… Continue reading

Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS, Port Isabel

The only lighthouse in Texas that is open to the public, we love visiting the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which once illuminated the South Gulf Coast as a beacon to ships!  While the town… Continue reading

ICE! Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan, Grapevine

If you’re trying to fit in all your Christmas activities this week, here’s one of our favorites, a visit to ICE! at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine!  The amazing hotel, located in the… Continue reading

Vitruvian Lights, Addison

One of the prettiest light displays in North Texas, Vitruvian Lights in Addison occupies the trails of Vitruvian Park, and the lights reflect off the lake for some breathtaking views!  People fill the… Continue reading

10 of the Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Arlington

It’s hard to find a good restaurant that appeals to the entire family, with good food choices, a casual atmosphere and speedy enough service to keep the kids from getting bored, but we’ve… Continue reading

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Texas Motor Speedway in North Fort Worth is known for it’s loud roar of engines as race cars fly around the track, race fans cheering with every lap!  But during the holidays, it’s… Continue reading

11 Family Fun Things to do in Burleson

If you’re looking for a fun little family getaway, check out all the town of Burleson has to offer! Burleson sits just off I-35, South of Fort Worth, and was once a stop… Continue reading

10 Tips for a Terrific Ski Vacation in Red River, New Mexico

Are you ready to take the kids out to ski?  New Mexico is the closest place to go in Texas, and has some incredible ski areas.  I grew up skiing in Red River,… Continue reading

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K, Grand Prairie

Prairie Lights Sneak a Peek 5K Driving through the amazing lights at Prairie Lights has been a family tradition since my kids were very small.  I can remember when it was originally at… Continue reading

The Texas Gingerbread Trail

Texas defined German roots in Texas means we celebrate the cookies, cakes and gingerbread families with love during the Christmas season and all year long!  From bakeries to Gingerbread Houses, you’re sure to… Continue reading

Must-know Tips for Visiting the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Since it’s opening in 2012, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier has been a fun and exciting venue in Galveston, and now one of the most recognizable images of the island!  Kids and… Continue reading

Kids Learn about Nature at Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island has long been known for their treasure; gold buried by pirates and washed ashore by sunken Spanish ships.  Treasure hunters have spent their lives combing the beaches, finding something just large… Continue reading

10 Amazing Holiday Events in North Texas

We started playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells, so you know the holidays can’t be more than 3-4 months away!  There are so many things to do and see in… Continue reading

13 Fun Things to do in North Texas this October

October has to be the busiest month, with a constant flow of activities, when it’s not what do you want to do, but asking yourself of all the things there are to do,… Continue reading

Thurber Ghost Town, Thurber

Several years ago I read about the ghost town of Thurber, located between Fort Worth and Abilene on I-20, and one October day we set out on a road trip to see the… Continue reading