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Category Archive: Road Trip Tips

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

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

Museum of the Weird, Austin

I’d say the Museum of the Weird is half FREAK show, half oddities exhibits and half wax museum, because even the math in Austin is weird!  But if you’re looking for a fun… Continue reading

10 Hints for visiting Magnolia Market, Waco

Waco has gone from a cute little college town to an international tourist attraction in just 4 years, thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper!  During our last visit, we… Continue reading

Things to see and do in Huntsville

This little Texas town is home to the Texas State Penitentiary and Sam Houston State University, but there is a lot more to see here!  Take a quick detour off the interstate, or… Continue reading

Beer Can House, Houston

We are in Houston for Spring Break, and checking out some of the fun. and more unique things to see and do in the city!  It doesn’t get any more unique than the… Continue reading

Turner Falls, Davis Oklahoma

We first visited Turner Falls Park in Davis about 15 years ago, and it turned in to an annual trip, centered around when my husband would be gone for the weekend to the… 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

Bluebonnet City Park, Ennis

We had driven past Bluebonnet Park since it was built, but today was our first time to ever stop and check it out!  Like many of the Ennis city parks, it’s beautiful!  It’s… Continue reading