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Austin: Exploring the City

We loved Austin. Did I mention that when telling you about our eating and drinking exploits there? It may not seem like it from my other Austin posts, but we actually did a lot around the city that didn’t involve eating...

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Austin: Drinking

We were in Austin for eight days, and we visited TEN breweries. You’re welcome–our job is to research local beer for you, and we take our job very seriously. We also had a few drinks at non-brewery locations, including cocktails, coffee/tea, and milkshakes. Be...

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Austin: Eating

We ate SO much and drank SO much in eight days in Austin that since coming home, we’ve been on a strict exercise regimen. It was so, so worth it. We had some phenomenal food experiences in Austin, including fish...

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Eight days in Austin, TX

We loved Austin so much! I have too many words to type about the city and all the eating, drinking, and exploring that we did, so I’m breaking the Austin report into three separate posts to address each category of...

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One night in Grapevine, TX

After two days in Memphis, we wanted to hightail it to Austin as quickly as possible, which meant a long day of driving. Eyeballing the map, it seemed that the Dallas area was a good distance to shoot for, so...

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Winter trip brainstorming, Part III

We finish our sun-seeking brainstorming exercise here, after discussing Coastal South Carolina and Georgia in Part I, and the beaches of Northern Florida and the Panhandle in Part II. Spoiler alert! Option 3 is the winner! Option 3: Go all the...

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Two days in Whites City, NM

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of Whites City, NM. (Wikipedia says the 2010 population of Whites City was seven!) Here’s an easier one: have you heard of Guadalupe Mountains National Park? We hadn’t heard of either place, which is...

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is enormous and magnificent and full of hiking trails on which you cannot take your dog. Leaving Bugsy behind in the Airstream was not an option as we’d be gone for most of the day, so we did...

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Four days in Fredericksburg, TX

Greetings from charming Fredericksburg! You may have noticed a glaring omission in our route through Central Texas… We very much looked forward to spending time in Austin on our way out west, but our timing is unfortunate: SxSW is going on and...