Travel

Girlfriend Getaways

Girlfriend Getaways

By Sydni Ellis Girlfriends. Sisters. BFFs. Squad. No matter if you’ve known her for five minutes or 50 years, girlfriends are our greatest blessing. Who else can you have a 3 a.m. giggling session with no matter how old you are? Who else always has […]

Island Hopping in the U.S. 

Island Hopping in the U.S. 

By Sydni Ellis What three things would you want on deserted island? As a kid, my answers were always variations of “a boat to get home, a phone to call for help, my mom to keep me company.” For some reason, I was terrified that […]

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

By Sydni Ellis Texas summers as a kid could be summed up with the three P’s: popsicles, pools and parks! Basically, if my siblings and I weren’t outside – running, splashing, laughing, enjoying every last second of freedom – then we were inside, sleeping for […]

Theme Park thrills

Theme Park thrills

By Sydni Ellis Click, click, click. Your heart beats faster with each passing second. Click, click. Your stomach is clenching-the cotton candy you ate earlier is threatening to reappear. Click. You’re holding your breath at the top. Whoosh! You’re hurtling full speed ahead with your […]

Vintage Trailer Bliss

Vintage Trailer Bliss

By Sydni Ellis Dreamy sunsets paint the sky a messy blend of orange and pink, while sweet-smelling grass, pristine mountains and bubbling water surround you. It’s the beginning of summertime – camping season! While there’s nothing wrong with sleeping bags inside a tent, we prefer […]

Travel back in time

Travel back in time

Sunshine, sand, history awaits in St. Augustine By Sydni Ellis Magic fills the air in Florida. You can feel it – it’s that warm feeling of pure bliss when crunchy white sand sticks in between your toes, brilliant blue water sparkles nearby and genuine smiles […]

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 […]