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.
More than a saying, "Keep Austin Weird" is a way of life. For the average tourist there's lots to do. Visit the state capital, check out the Univ. of Texas campus, stroll down 6th Street, and watch the Mexican bats fly out at sunset from underneath the Congress Street bridge like the everybody else. But…Read more
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