Tag: Texas

Max and a mural in Marfa

Weekend Trip to Marfa in West Texas

Part of the fun of some of our trips is often ending up somewhere random and Marfa, Texas was one of those. Unless you live in Texas, are into the modern art, or religiously watched every episode of Parts Unknown, chances are you probably have never heard of this small West Texas town in the…
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September 13, 2019 1
Our Texas Trinity plate at Cattleack BBQ

Review: Cattleack Barbeque Dallas Texas

Our philosophy when it comes to food is to seek out and sample the best a region has to offer, which is why we usually stick to regional cuisine unless there is something really unique and renowned to try (yes, you should go eat sushi at Koi in Cabo San Lucas Mexico!) or if we…
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August 17, 2019 0
Texican Court Sign

Review: Texican Court in Irving Texas

Since our first stay at Lone Star Court in Austin, we’ve become fans of Valencia Group hotels and their “court” hotel concept that combines luxury boutique hotel with a casual motel-style atmosphere with access to outdoor space to relax and have fun. Texican Court is the 3rd Valencia Group hotel we’ve stayed at and in…
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August 9, 2019 2
Famous Clearwater Beach sunset at the Opal Sands Hotel

Travel Advisory: The Red Tide in Florida

We’ve been traveling to Florida together for over 10 years now and up until recently, we’d never heard of “the red tide”, which is a general term for “harmful algae blooms (HAB) in the ocean”. In this post, we will share information about the red tide affecting Florida beaches right now. The Red Tide –…
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October 21, 2018 0
Drinking beer from a Kody Coolers tumbler.

Tips: Tubing the Comal River in New Braunfels Texas

Last Updated: August 2019 River “toobing” or “tubing” in Texas is one of those things that’s super fun and relaxing, and you should do it! What can be more enjoyable than sitting in a tube, floating down a river, and enjoying a few cold beers on a hot summer day in Texas? In this post,…
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August 15, 2018 3
Sunrise on Hwy 290 near Lexington

Texas Travel Guide: Austin, Dallas, and Beyond

Last Updated: August 15, 2019 Since 2015, we’ve enjoyed many weekend getaways to Texas and have created these posts to share our favorite things to do; from river tubing down the Comal River, to enjoying live music, and working our way through the BBQ trail, it’s been so much fun. As we keep visiting, we…
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May 21, 2018 0
Austin mural and our Audi A4 from Silvercar

Mileage Run: 72 Hours in Austin Texas

Last updated: August 15, 2019 Over the years, Austin has become one of our favorite places to visit for a short weekend getaway; it has a good balance between the stereotypical honky-tonk vibe you expect in Texas with lots of live music, a vibrant and emerging food scene, and plenty of things to do outside almost year-round.…
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May 21, 2018 6
Ruibals by the Farmr's Market

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Dallas Texas

Last updated: August 16, 2019 Austin’s been our go to city for weekend mileage runs we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit Dallas after finding really good flight deals to DFW – Dallas/Fort Worth so off we went to earn more usable and status miles and to visit some BBQ joints, craft breweries, and…
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May 17, 2018 3
Firepit and outdoor space at night

Review: Lone Star Court in Austin Texas

It was love at first stay when we found Lone Star Court, a boutique hotel by the Valencia Group located in Austin’s Domain Shopping neighborhood. If you would like to love camping, but don’t want to sleep in a tent, Lone Star Court is the place for you; it’s a luxury retro hotel with a…
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March 18, 2018 0
Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza

Review: Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza in Austin Texas

Last Updated: August 8, 2019 Stanley’s Farm House Pizza is now closed; Jester King has taken over and changed the menu. We have decided to keep the review up to share information and photos of the venue. Located in Austin’s hill country about a 40 minute drive/Uber ride from downtown, Stanley’s Farm House Pizza makes…
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March 18, 2018 2