Category Archive: hike

9 Dino-Mite Places To Take Your Kids To See Dinosaur Tracks in Texas

Since my kids were little we’ve spent a good portion of our vacation time searching for dinosaur fossils and tracks! My oldest and I have even participated on a few excavations, and it’s… Continue reading

The 10 Best Hikes in Tarrant County

While there’s no denying that DFW doesn’t have as many hiking locations as other parts of the state, there are still plenty of great hikes here in Tarrant County, many with inclines and… Continue reading

The Ultimate Great Smoky Mountains Bucket List

Each Summer, we load up the car for a road trip, and while 2020 looked kinda dicey for a while, we are still hitting the road this Summer. Our original plan was to… Continue reading

10 Free Things To Do in Arlington

Sure, you can spend a small inheritance in Arlington between Six Flags, the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys, but there’s still a lot of fun to be found for FREE all over the… Continue reading

Cedar Ridge Preserve – Dallas’ Best Hiking Trail

Located right at the city limits of Dallas and Cedar Hill, Cedar Ridge Preserve, which is managed by Audubon Dallas, is a beautiful and popular hiking destination! The preserver offers over 13 different… Continue reading

Where To Play, Eat and Stay in Fredericksburg

The Hill Country brings visitors from around the country to experience the beauty and culture of Texas, and one of the top destinations is the Germanic town of Fredericksburg, known for it’s wine… Continue reading

12 Amazing Things To Do During Spring Break in Houston, 2020

Spring Break is almost here, but don’t fear if you haven’t already made your plans!  There’s SO much to do in Houston!  Check out my top picks for a non-stop Spring Break of… Continue reading

The Ultimate Spring Break Bucket List in Dallas/Fort Worth!

Ready or not, Spring Break is coming!  It just comes around once a year, and brings with it 216 glorious, homework FREE hours to be filled!  Here’s my Bucket List of Spring Break… Continue reading

What To See and Do During Spring Break in Austin

You can feel it in the warm rays reaching down from the sun, the cool wind gust and blooms peaking out from beneath the earth, it’s almost Spring!  With this celebration comes the… Continue reading

The Only U.S. Diamond Mine Open To The Public, and You Can Keep What You Find!

Some of our favorite family trips have been treasure hunting!  We’ve been gold mining in Colorado, Texas and South Dakota, and crystal mining in Oklahoma, but for a real family-fun adventure, nothing beats… Continue reading

Where to Play, Eat and Stay in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

I am just absolutely IN LOVE with the little town of Eureka Springs in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas!  The entire Downtown is on the National List of Historic Places, has fun ghost… Continue reading

Bald Eagles in Texas! Tips on Some of the Best Places to Spot a Bald Eagle in Texas

Have you ever seen a WILD BALD EAGLE?  Once you see one up close (and by that I mean up close enough to determine that it is a bald eagle through your binoculars),… Continue reading

Taking a Dip At The Devil’s Watering Hole in Texas

You will love this Texas Swimming Hole on a hot day, and you don’t even need to sell your soul to the devil to play here!  One of the wonders of the Texas… Continue reading

10 Big, Brave and Bold Adventures in Burnet, Texas

If you’re looking for an adrenaline packed weekend, look no further than the Texas Hill Country town of Burnet!  This town on Scenic Hwy 281 stretches West to Lake Buchanan, the largest of… Continue reading

18 Things to See and Do on Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway

Take this amazing Scenic Byway on your way to Gulf Shores or Destin for a chance to see the gentle transformation of the Alabama Gulf Coast to the Southern elegance and charm by… Continue reading