An evening at Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie

One of our annual Christmas events is an evening in Waxahachie at Bethlehem Revisited, an incredible re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, as well as a glimpse into the daily life of the… Continue reading

Enchant Christmas, Arlington

Enchant Christmas is the new Christmas Light Attraction in Arlington, which just opened on Friday, November 24th at the Globe Life Ballpark, where the Texas Rangers play!  The “largest light maze” in the… Continue reading

Touring Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

On our last day in Louisiana, we left the congestion of New Orleans, and headed out over the swamps and then through fields of sugar cane to Vacherie.  Here we followed the directional… Continue reading

New Orleans Cemetery Tour, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

One of the things I insisted on doing before we left New Orleans was a tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, in the historic Garden District!  The cemetery is the oldest and 3rd… Continue reading

Fulton Alley, New Orleans

One of our Thanksgiving Weekend traditions has become a family bowling night, if we happen to be able to find an alley near where we are staying!  Because bowling alleys aren’t usually tourist… Continue reading

15 Uniquely Texas Things to do this November

After we cheer on the Houston Astros in tonight’s final game of the World Series, here’s a list of all the fun things to do this month across the Lone Star State! 1.… Continue reading

Y. O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home

I never expected to get a kiss from a giraffe in the Texas Hill Country, but that was just one of the incredible surprises in store for us during our amazing, non-stop weekend… Continue reading

The Best Pumpkin Patches in Texas

Grab your kids and get ready for some fall fun down on the farm at these terrific Pumpkin Patches!  What makes a pumpkin patch great is each one is different,  so check out… Continue reading

Money Saving Tips for Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine

How many visits to Great Wolf Lodge does it take to be considered a pro?  Like the wise owl who crunches the Tootsie Pop, the World May Never Know, but I’m pretty sure… Continue reading

The Night Watchman Ghost Tour, Grapevine

While I’ll always love summer the most, one of the things I look forward to each fall is the fun little tickle you get on the back of your neck with a good… Continue reading

Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston

If you only think of visiting Galveston Island for the beaches, then you’re missing over half of all that the island has to offer!  Galveston also offers shopping, dining, almost never-ending festivals and… Continue reading

Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston

When you’re in Galveston writing a series of articles titled “Haunted Galveston”, where else would you stay but the Hotel Galvez!  The hotel has long been rumored to be haunted by a young… Continue reading

Haunted Mayfield Manor, Galveston

The Strand in Galveston is known for their fun shopping, dining and night life, but now there is something a little more suspenseful to do, the Haunted Mayfield Manor!  It’s a fun haunted… Continue reading

Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, Galveston

I’ve always loved the stories and lore of Galveston’s pirates  We always celebrate Talk Like a Pirates Day on September 16th, I’ve been on several Pirates Booty treasure hunting trips, I even had… Continue reading

Shrimp N Stuff, Galveston

Shrimp N Stuff sits away from the Galveston Seawall’s touristy location because it’s anything but a tourist stop for seafood.  Almost hidden at Ave O and 39th Street, it was once a place… Continue reading