Category Archive: activities

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, Fort Worth

Where can you feed a huge tortoise or caiman, hold a parakeet, pet a capybara, or actually swim with stingrays?  The answer is at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Fort Worth!  The aquarium just… Continue reading

Sea Turtle Inc., South Padre Island

No trip to the Texas coast would be complete without seeing a sea turtle, but in South Padre Island, it’s easy to see many at Sea Turtle, Inc., a rescue center for rehabilitating… Continue reading

The Best 5K Races in Texas for families

We made a “family” New Year’s Resolution for 2017, and agreed to do a 5K each month.  My kids already loved races, so it wasn’t a hard thing to dedicate one weekend a… Continue reading

Magical Winter Lights, La Marque

Magical Winter Lights is a holiday lantern festival in La Marque, South of Houston, and it’s just incredible!  We went during their opening weekend, and absolutely loved it!  Here’s some incredible tips for… Continue reading

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

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

New Orleans Gardens District and the St. Charles Streetcar

Just a few blocks from the French Quarter, New Orleans takes on a completely different look in the Garden District, and it’s a must visit to get a real feel of New Orleans! … 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

Witches Brew New Orleans Ghost and Vampire Tour

Get ready for a fun thrill on a Ghost and Vampire Tour in New Orleans’ French Quarter!  We’ve done several ghost tours in the Big Easy, and they are always fun, and a… Continue reading

Pearl River Eco-Tours, Slidell, Louisiana

During our week long visit to New Orleans, my family’s top Must-Do activity was a tour of Honey Island Swamp, “famous” for the Honey Island Swamp Monster!  I did my research on tour… Continue reading

Steamboat Natchez, The Only Steamboat Tour in New Orleans

If you’re heading to New Orleans, then chances are you’re already planning a tour on the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez, because it’s really an amazing tour of New Orleans, the River… Continue reading

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans

One of the best and most historic places in New Orleans, you need to have a drink at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon Street!  Famous for its use by Jean and Pierre Lafitte… Continue reading

The Original Muffuletta in New Orleans

Like Beignets from Cafe Du Monde, Turtle Soup from The Commander’s Palace, and Chargrilled Oysters from Drago’s, there are some things you just must eat in New Orleans!  Food, like travel, is as… Continue reading

20 Reasons to Visit North Texas Jellystone Park, Burleson

We love Jellystone Parks, and for my son’s big 10th birthday, we loaded up him, his friends and all their bikes and headed to North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson for a wild… Continue reading