Essential tips for visiting Houston during Super Bowl LI
The city is well prepared for the return of the Super Bowl with 84,000 hotel rooms, 62,000 parking spaces, 22 miles of rail lines, and 10,000 bars and restaurants. So let’s dig in and help you plan one spectacular visit to the Space City – Houston, Texas!
Using Johnny Cash, or Hank Snow before him, as a measuring stick, I’ve officially been 29.7 percent of everywhere. Of the 91 places mentioned in the American version of “I’ve Been Everywhere” I’ve been to 27, one of which I was born in. A current place of fascination for me is not mentioned in the song, which is curious considering an abundance of Texas towns mentioned.
San Antonio is somewhat of a hidden gem. For the past 25 years, it has ranked in the top 10 of fastest growing U.S. cities. Not surprising, the former capital of Texas, is now its second most populous city. It has also been noted as the number one city to visit on a budget.
America is dotted with great RV and Camping Parks that attract adventurers all summer long, but they are not all created equal. Before you load up your RV, camper van or family SUV, take the time to check out the very best of resort camping parks across the country.
Soon the temperatures will begin to ease from summer’s heat and cool breezes will blow down from the hills and mountains. Before long, the urge to dress in bright orange will become irresistible. No, not for Halloween – for a great guys getaway to the wilderness! It’s nearly time to gather your buddies and take to the woods for a hunting, fishing and laughs. Combine the all-time favorite guy activities of fishing, hunting and hiking and go RVing and camping in some of America’s best spots.
Here’s a look at some of America’s best RV and Camping Parks for hunting, fishing and hiking:
When I yearn to get away from the stress and break-neck pace of everyday life, I prefer to head somewhere snug and comfortable. Sure, you can find those adjectives in a 25-story luxury resort, if you’re looking – but I think small. A lot smaller, in fact. ‘Tiny houses’ appear to be all the rage. Modest and minimalistic, a diminutive domicile can provide an excellent opportunity for clearing your mind and providing focus.
If you want to take the cozy experience for a test drive, there are a myriad of ‘tiny’ vacation rentals out there. From spaceship-inspired houses in the shadow of the towering Alps to Northwestern Oregon treehouses, the options wide and varied. Let’s take a look at a few unique selections…
Looking for a new beach destination? Check out Kemah and Galveston Texas for Your Next Seaside Vacation Having lived in Texas all my life I have much to say about our beaches, not all of it good. However in the last few years the two large hurricanes we have had have washed away many of […]
Dining in Dallas is a wonderful treat for foodies of all description. The variety of restaurants is astounding; from homey hole-in-the-wall eateries to classy fine dining establishments. There is something for every taste and budget. Here’s our thoughts on the best places to go for great dining in Dallas: Fearing’s Restaurant Fearing’s Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton, […]
College towns are some of the most interesting and unique destinations around. There are many quirky college towns in the U.S. that go sadly overlooked as vacationing destinations. These three college towns offer drastically different sights and attractions and can each make for a wonderful family vacation or a personal retreat.
San Antonio is a magical place where the famed River Walk ambles along the San Antonio River delivering fun, creative food venues, great shops and adventure. With the recent expansion, the River Walk has expanded to 5 miles of attractions with new walking and biking trails, and the city of San Antonio has exploded with energy.
Disney is definitely on the move and spreading their magic to new places. Here are some new Disney offerings to put on your watch list. With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States.
Do you remember the 60’s initiative of former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson to plant wildflowers along the nation’s highways? It seemed everyone back then was enamored of daisies in their hair and wild things growing in the fields (and some of them got us in trouble!) Flash forward 50 years and the quest to […]
I’ve just been to Austin (live music capital of the world), staying at the new Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, and found it to be an exceptional location for outdoor fun and relaxed central Texas cowboy charm. In fact, Lost Pines makes a perfect location for your multi-generational family vacation or family reunion. If you’d […]