Travel

Garden Getaways

Garden Getaways

By Sydni Ellis Blame it on my lack of a green thumb, spring allergies or just being too busy (OK, or maybe too lazy), but for some reason, I have never been able to maintain a garden – or even start one. Don’t get me […]

Romantic Retreats

Romantic Retreats

By Carrie Dunlea Whether you are a romantic at heart or someone who is game for holiday specific travel opportunities, February in Texas can be a fun time. Take the time and plan a day trip or take off for a long weekend and celebrate […]

Ski your way to savings

Ski your way to savings

By Carrie Dunlea Do you love the idea of escaping the traffic and dreary Texas winter weather for a few days? How about spending time skiing (or snowboarding) through fresh powder then falling into bed at night completely exhausted from the exercise and fresh air? […]

Finding Christmas cheer

Finding Christmas cheer

By Carrie Dunlea Do you need a boost of holiday cheer this year? Sleigh bells ringing, carolers singing, glistening snow and yuletide glow? If that sounds like what you need, there are always opportunities to bring new traditions into the mix. One way is to […]

Charming Chattanooga

Charming Chattanooga

By Carrie Dunlea After the blistering heat of Texas’ summer and the deluge of rain in early fall, planning a getaway to enjoy beautiful vistas and an abundance of outdoor activities might be just what the doctor ordered. Pack your bags and drive or fly […]

Historic Hotel Haunts

Historic Hotel Haunts

By Carrie Dunlea Do you have a penchant for the peculiar and perhaps haunted happenings? If so, plan a special trip this fall and visit some spooky hotels in Texas towns to get you in the Halloween spirit. Let’s jump-start the trip in Jefferson, supposedly […]

Paws & Travel

Paws & Travel

Pet-friendly hotels offer amenities for the whole family By Sonia Duggan Are you ready to take a getaway but the thought of leaving Fido or Fluffy behind is making you want to abandon your plans? Don’t despair. There are plenty of pet-friendly hotels, some even […]

Beacon of Light

Beacon of Light

By Sonia Duggan Tall, serene, and stark in contrast to the landscape, there’s something mysterious, yet beautiful about lighthouses. These iconic structures, built as early as 1716, provide a beacon of light and guidance to mariners to protect them from jagged coastlines and to help […]

Revolutionary History

Revolutionary History

By Carrie Dunlea If the thought of Fourth of July approaching makes you want to explore America’s history a bit more this summer, there are plenty of opportunities. Grab your kids, spouse or friend and pack your red, white and blue for a trip that […]

Destination Recommendation

Destination Recommendation

Readers offer tips, tricks for favorite vacation spots There are plenty of ways to travel and plenty of ways to get where you’re going these days. Talk to enough people and you’ll find travel and favorite destinations can differ wildly depending on the person. Some […]