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Category Archive: Road Trip Tips

Stonehenge II, Ingram

It wasn’t aliens that built Stonehenge II in the Texas Hill Country, a 80 percent-scale replica of the famed stones in England, but it’s still a great place to visit in Ingram, overlooking… Continue reading

You Won’t Believe This Refurbished Tour Bus in the Texas Hill Country Where You Can Spend the Weekend!

I’ve been humming Johnny Cash songs all week, thanks to our incredible stay in the Highwaymen Tour Bus in Ingram this week!  This 1953 repurposed Greyhound tour bus was our home-away from home… Continue reading

11 Incredible Spring Break Destinations in Texas

Spring Break is coming, and it’s time to make plans for the best one ever!  Here’s 11 of our favorite Spring Break Destinations, from hikes in West Texas to never ending concerts by… 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

A Day Trip to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico from South Padre Island

During our Christmas break in South Padre Island, my father in law, who had traveled with us, wanted to visit a dentist in the border town of Nuevo Progreso that he had been… 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

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

Carhenge, Nebraska

Carhenge On the way back to Texas from our Mount Rushmore Road Trip, we heard of Carhenge, and with my husband being a huge car lover, made the slight detour over to Alliance… Continue reading

Custer State Park Resort, Custer, SD

Custer State Park Resort is about 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills, and offers some of the most amazing drives, animals and scenery making it a Bucket List place to… Continue reading

Badlands National Park, SD

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is a place filled with as much legend as open spaces and it was one of my kid’s favorite places to visit in South Dakota!  Like just… Continue reading

10 Reasons to visit Wall Drug Store, Wall, SD

As you’re headed out Interstate 90 East from Rapid City, you’ll see a sign almost every other mile telling you of something you just can’t miss at Wall Drug Store, just ahead!  And… Continue reading

Lake Texoma Family Fun Things To Do

Lake Texoma on the Texas-Oklahoma Borders is a beautiful lake with so many terrific things to do!  It’s clear, cool waters are the complete oppose of the red clay waters of the Red… Continue reading

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Destin, Florida

Planning a road trip to Destin?  Here’s my ultimate road trip offering 3 different routes from Texas, with plenty of stops along the way!     My friend Leslie asked for a few… Continue reading

Jurassic Car Wash, Austin

It’s summer and if you just want to have some silly fun with your kids, and who doesn’t, then take them to Jurassic Car Wash in Austin!  Extra parenting points if you get… Continue reading

A Weekend at Beavers Bend Resort State Park, Broken Bow, Ok

Broken Bow is quickly becoming one of the most visited areas in Oklahoma, and just 3 hours from DFW, it’s easy to see from all the Texas license plates that many Texans are… Continue reading