Category Archives: Daytrip Like a Local
From the central Texas area, daytrips can range from the piney woods to the plains to the Hill Country.
A town with a history older than you might think. As the western frontier expanded, in 1837, the Texas Rangers set up a post near a village of Native Americans called the Waco. But neither of the groups were the first inhabitants of the area. Great woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers once roamed the…Read more
When I travel, I try very hard to experience a city from a locals perspective. Where do they like to go on their day off? What favorite watering holes and restaurants are unique to their area? In San Antonio there is lots to do that don't involve tourist traps. Sure you've heard of The…Read more
A Texas Bucket List must do for sure. There are certain iconic places and things that a local will puff up their chest about and proudly declare it uniquely "Texan". Gruene, TX, is one of those places. Located near (and now incorporated into) New Braunfels, Gruene is one of those towns you hear about in…Read more
Sure you can head down the well worn trail of Texas tourist traps, the signs line the roads for zoos, Texas "safaris", and reptile shows. But what if you could have a face front encounter with a Siberian tiger or a black spotted leopard? What if you knew your visit would directly effect the care…Read more