Mike Bartoszek
Mike Bartoszek
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Award winning photojournalist and videographer Mike Bartoszek was born in Las Vegas, Nev., & grew up on Army installations. His family settled in Killeen in the mid 90’s. Returning home after working abroad for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines he pursued a 15 year career as a PBS producer and photojournalist winning a number of awards in both photojournalism and film making. In his spare time he enjoys a life of travel, adventure and photography with his family of 7.

Cameron Park Zoo

I love road trips. Short, long, easy, hard, getting lost, almost running out of gas, whatever the road throws at me I thoroughly enjoy it and where it takes me. This time we took the family on a day trip…

The Thicket food truck park

It’s in Austin, the Thicket food park, so you’re looking at a day trip to start with and kid friendly means packing up the kids and hitting the road for some play time and good eats.

Fantastic Beasts- Waco Mammoth National Monument

A day trip, that’s what we were looking for. Something close to Killeen, that wouldn’t take a long time to get to, could keep the kids busy and entertained for the day, and with a little luck have us leaving…

California Cravings

It’s easy to pass, California Cravings, the signage is at the moment just a vinyl banner, the parking lot is also small and hard to get in when it’s meal time, but this Killeen food truck turned brick and mortar…

Narunya’s Thai Cuisine

It’s raining. It’s been that way for nearly 2 days, cold and rainy. I’m sitting in a standard sized restaurant booth, looking out the large window facing Belton’s Central Ave, watching as the cars slush through the puddles and waiting…

Backpacking- Goodwater Loop

My first backpacking trip was an ambitious one, 26 miles in two days.  There’s a romantic allure to piling everything you need to survive on your back and heading out the door to explore and backpacking had been something I’d been…

Miller’s Smokeouse

Tha Curtis- a combination of chopped brisket, Fritos, onions, jalapenos , with a side of pickles. The name, to me, a mystery, takes me back to a friend from a time long gone, who used to pile everything he could…

The doctor is in at the Dr. Pepper Museum

Just a short drive from Temple right up I-35, in Waco Texas, lay the birthplace of a gastronomic legend and a flavor so deep and complex that few have been able to identify all of its 23 flavors. On this…

Bell County’s First Microbrewery- Barrow Brewing Co

In Salado, right off the creek on Royal street, there’s an old silver building glistening in the sun, that in a former life has been, among a few things, a granary, a theatre and now a brewery. Barrow Brewing Co,…

Strawberry fields forever- Sweetberry Farms PYO strawberries

Sweetberry Farms is a pick your own berry farm about an hour and a half away from Killeen in Marble Falls. Starting out as just a small little pick your own patch with a small goat petting zoo, the farm…