El Alma has been on my “to-visit” list for a long time. It’s one of the staple restaurants on Barton Springs (since 2011) that I drive by over and over, but I’ve never stopped to check it out! Recently, I attended a happy hour dinner on their wonderful rooftop patio and loved it. While I … More El Alma
I’m sure you’ve heard the hype around Asheville, North Carolina. ExploreAsheville.com describes the city as “an art colony, a healing resort and a home to notable luminaries, statesmen, and bohemians.” What’s not to love about that? It’s like a little, mini Austin, with Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop. HOW TO GET THERE … More A Weekenders Guide to Asheville, North Carolina
Located in South Carolina, Congaree is a unique and underrated National Park. If you’re looking for a change from the typical mountain trail that is packed with people, check out the elevated pathways of the Congaree floodplain. If National Parks are your thing, I’ve also blogged about the Rocky Mountains, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Hot Springs, the … More Explore Congaree National Park
We are DEEP into the holiday season, y’all. If you find yourself not quite in the spirit yet (it happens, with the stress and craziness of work sometimes), treat yourself to some Trail of Lights tickets! Self-care, right? I first visited in 2016 and it’s still as magical today. I was lucky enough to explore the … More Your Comprehensive Guide to the Austin Trail of Lights.
Georgetown, Texas is just a few minutes outside of Austin but feels worlds away. It boasts the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” natural wonders such as Blue Hole and Inner Space Caverns, and a delicious mix of classic food establishments alongside hip new spaces. With the help of the Georgetown Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, … More A Day Tripper’s Guide to Georgetown, Texas