Tag: Texas

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.

River Tubing the Comal River in Texas: A Surprisingly Fun Activity

Last Updated: August 2018 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

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 hope to add more to…
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May 21, 2018 0
Austin mural and our Audi A4 from Silvercar

Mileage Run: 72 Hours in Austin Texas

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. A city of close to…
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May 21, 2018 4
Ruibals by the Farmr's Market

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Dallas Texas

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 other sites. Flights: We flew…
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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

Located in Austin’s hill country about a 40 minute drive/Uber ride from downtown, Stanley’s Farm House Pizza makes some delicious pizzas on a farm right beside the renowned Jester King Brewery. Come one, come all, that’s the vibe here at this family and pet friendly restaurant suitable for large groups. With indoor and outdoor seating,…
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March 18, 2018 2
Bedroom

Review: Cavalry Court in College Station Texas

On our last visit to Austin during SXSW, we drove 1.5 hours to College Station to stay at Cavalry Court, another Valencia Group hotel similar to our beloved Lone Star Court. We had initially planned to redeem 40,000 Marriott points per night to stay at the JW Marriott but we felt this was a lot…
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March 17, 2018 0
Micklethwait Food Trailer Austin Texas BBQ

BBQ in Austin: Micklethwait Craft Meats

If you want good barbecue but don’t want to deal with lineups at Franklin’s and want a more unique and casual setting than La Barbecue, you’ll love Micklethwait Craft Meats; it’s one of our favourite barbecue experiences in Austin. It continues to remain a low key, good food and service, wait in line BBQ food…
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May 4, 2017 0