I’m a born and raised small-town Texan, and proud of it. Growing up, like most snarky teenagers, I didn’t appreciate Texas at all.
Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.
After 11 years away from home, I live for the little time I get to spend back home. I play tourist, I explore and see the Lone Star State through new eyes.
Read My Texas Travel Guides
Things to do in Marfa + Travel Guide
Things to do in Marfa, a quirky, artsy town in the West Texas desert.
The Best Weird Things to do in Austin, Texas
An introductory guide on the best things to do in Austin, Texas from the world’s largest urban bat colony to live music and street art.
5 Historic Sites near Brenham: Where Texas Became Texas
Five historic sites near Brenham, Texas to immerse yourself in Texas history along the Independence Trail.
5 Things to do in Bellville, Texas
From medieval castles to forging knives in a century-old blacksmith’s shop, these are the top 5 things to do in Bellville, Texas.
Visit Schulenberg and the Painted Churches of Texas
Everything you need to know about exploring Schulenberg and the beautiful painted churches of Texas with or without a guided tour.
The 59 Most Beautiful Places in Texas
The most beautiful places in Texas including state and national parks, forests, sand dunes, coastline, and scenic drives.
Texas Gifts: 12 Texas Themed Gifts for the Homesick Texan
The best Texas gifts and Texas themed gifts for lovers of the Lone Star State.
Unique Airbnbs in Texas: From Glamping to Farmhouses
The best Airbnbs in Texas to get out of the city and experience the unique beauty of the Lone Star State.
Beautiful Places to stay near Big Bend National Park
The best places to stay near Big Bend National Park from quirky tee pees and retro trailers to lodges in the mountains to sleep under the Milky Way.
The 14 Best Day Trips from Austin, Texas
The best day trips from Austin to get out of the big city and into the countryside including wineries, barbecue, antique shopping, and cute small towns.
The 6 Best Day Trips from Houston
The best Houston day trips that can easily be done in one day with minimal driving to escape the city and get into nature.
10 Essential Things to do in Dallas, Texas
The 9 most essential things to do in Dallas from museums to nightlife to do the city right.
A Houston City Guide: Things to do in Houston
A local’s guide on the best things to do in Houston, Texas from NASA to quirky art exhibits.
How to Cure The Texas Homesick Blues
5 easy cures for when you feel homesick for Texas from eating Tex Mex to igniting nostalgia with Friday Night Lights.
The 12 Best Hikes in Big Bend National Park
There are 150 miles of Big Bend hiking trails, but which ones should you choose? This is a comprehensive list and description of the 13 best hikes in Big Bend.
Hiking the South Rim Trail, Big Bend National Park
Everything you need to know about the South Rim Trail, Big Bend National Park including a personal experience on the trail.
Hiking The Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park
One hiker’s personal experience hiking the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park with everything you need to know before you go.
One Day in Austin, Texas: A Local’s Favorite Itinerary
How to spend one day in Austin, Texas from breakfast to dinner. The perfect itinerary for when you’re short on time in Texas’ best city.
Things to do in West Texas: The Ultimate Guide for a West Texas Road Trip
Explore the desert with these wild things to do in West Texas from hiking in National Parks to swimming in natural springs.
15 Top Things to do in the Texas Hill Country
A local’s list of things to do in the Texas Hill Country from Austin to San Antonio including live music, wine tastings & the best BBQ in Texas.
20+ Things to do in Brenham, Texas by a Local
Things to do in Brenham, Texas, a cute town just an hour from Houston offering antiques, cafes and bars, and rolling hills in the Texas countryside.
Where to Eat the Best BBQ in Lockhart Texas
Where to eat the best BBQ in Lockhart. Famous for being the barbecue capital of Texas, this tiny town south of Austin is a meat lovers dream.
A Complete Guide to Visiting Big Bend National Park
Everything you need to know for visiting Big Bend National Park in West Texas is in this ultimate guide, including where to stay and how to get there.
Things to do in Terlingua: Ghost Town in West Texas
Top things to do in Terlingua Ghost Town in West Texas, bordering Big Bend National Park in the Chihuahua desert from amazing hikes to the best Chile in Texas.
The River Road: The Most Scenic Drive in Texas
Drive along the Rio Grande on Texas’ most scenic drive, The River Road, from Big Bend to Presidio.