Category Archive: Texas Hill Country

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

How to Keep Cool Like a Local at this FREE Park on the San Marcos River

One of our favorite swimming holes this summer has been at Rio Vista Park in San Marcos, and if you visit you’ll love it, too!  While most of the tourist head down to… 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

Barton Springs Pool in Austin is Paradise on a Hot Summer Day

A dip into the cold water of Austin’s Barton Springs Pool should be on every Texan’s bucket list!  The pool and the Zilker Park attractions nearby can constitute a full day of fun,… Continue reading

Krause Springs Swimming Hole and Waterfall in Spicewood

When it comes to summers in Texas, there’s nothing better than a cold dip in a spring-fed swimming hole, and one of our favorites sits in the Texas Hill Country in Spicewood, about… Continue reading

14 Summer Day Trips from San Antonio

12 weekends.  That’s all we get of Summer Vacation, which is why Day Trips are the perfect way to make your summer memorable!     Most of these are under 60 minutes from San… Continue reading

14 of the Best Train Rides and Museums in Texas

Since the Harrisburg Railroad first began chugging through Southeast Texas in 1856, Texans have loved their trains!  Here’s some of the best train rides in the state, from passenger trains on Amtrak headed… Continue reading

Lake Travis Family Fun Things To Do

One of, if not the most beautiful lake in Texas, Lake Travis is not what you think of when you think Texas!  The lake known for it’s sparkling, green-blue water is one of… 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

15 Things to do in New Braunfels After You’ve Toobed the River

After a fun day toobing either the Comal or Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, there are still plenty of fun things to do in town! 1. Snake Farm and Animal Zoo   From what… Continue reading

10 Perfect Lake Getaways in Texas

No matter what you’re looking for, quiet mornings fishing on mirror-like water, or tieing up for parties on the lake, there is a perfect Lake Getaway in Texas for you! Canyon Lake  Play … Continue reading

8 Reasons to Visit Gruene Historic District this Summer

The name may be funny, but there’s serious fun to be found in Gruene, pronounced “GREEN”, an old town on the Guadalupe River, which is now part of the City of New Braunfels. … Continue reading

Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg

We love good German food, and my husband loves German beer, all of which make Altstadt Brewery a fun destination when in the Texas Hill Country! Doesn’t it just look like a huge… Continue reading