Category Archive: Road Trip Tips

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

Where to Play, Eat, and Stay in Orange Beach, Alabama

Just East of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Orange Beach sits on the beach and bay of the Gulf Coast, offering the best of both worlds to vacationers!  A little less crowded and congested than… Continue reading

A Step Back in Time on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Yes, Life is a Highway….. Driving from Texas, you’ll start to see the signs along I-40 advertising Tucumcari miles before you reach the exit to Historic Route 66 and the town of Tucumcari,… Continue reading

9 Reasons to Plan A Weekend Getaway to Leander

Often overlooked for it’s noisy neighbor, Austin, the city of Leander sits on the shores of Lake Travis and offers a wealth of fun for a summer vacation or weekend getaway! 1. Sandy… Continue reading

25 of the Best Things to See and Do (and Eat) on I-35 in Texas

I-35 spans a lot of Texas, from Gainesville to Laredo, and here’s our list of some of the best stops along the way! 1.  Gainesville gives you the Frank Buck Zoo and Leonard… Continue reading

23 Camping Essentials for Women

It’s camping season, and no matter if that means a cabin or backpacking trip, here’s a fun list of some of our favorite gadgets for on the go! Just like you, I’ve to… Continue reading

Street Dreams, Fredericksburg

While on most Texas Hill Country Ranches you expect to find cows or goats, at Street Dreams outside of Fredericksburg, the ranch is full of classic cars!   Open Tuesday – Saturday, you can… Continue reading

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