A Local’s Guide to Exploring Central Texas

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50 Things To Do In Austin From A Local

If you’re looking for some new things to try during your next visit in town then I’ve got all of the insider knowledge that you need!

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Hiking in Palo Duro Canyon: Wild Beauty and Wildlife

A guide to enjoying a visit to Palo Duro Canyon including tips on where to stay, when to visit, where to hike, and where to find wildlife.


Fall Colors At Lost Maples State Park

Discover where to stay and the best photo opportunities at Lost Maples State Park's fall foliage oasis; Texas's best-kept secret.

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Detailed List Of 42 Central Texas State Parks

A local's guide to Central Texas State Parks near Austin, rating the best places to hike, camp and see wildlife in the Texas Hill Country.

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Best Places For Wildflowers In Texas

Each year Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plants almost 30,000 wildflower seeds along Texas highways. Not only are the blankets of wildflowers lining our highways beautiful, but also reduces maintenances costs, protects our environment, and

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4 Day Big Bend National Park Itinerary

There’s no better place to take a break from the city than Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. The parks are located in southwest Texas and offer visitors a variety of

Texas Sunset in Vanderpool Texas

Fall Colors At Lost Maples State Park

Tucked away in a town called Vanderpool is Texas’ very own autumn Oasis. Maple trees are one of the few trees to change colors which makes fall one of the most beautiful times to visit

Juniper Cliffside Trail - Palo Duro Canyon

Beauty and Wildlife In Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon is in the Texas Panhandle and is second largest canyon in North America, which is how it earned the nickname The Grand Canyon of Texas. The canyon is full of spectacular beauty

Capitol dome at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin

50 Things To Do In Austin From A Local

I wasn’t born in Austin, but I got here as fast as I could. In my 13 years as an Austinite, I have found the best way to discover Austin is to get lost; ditch

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Uniquely Texas Wildlife And Landscape Photography

Texas is the second-largest state in the nation with 268,596 square miles of unique landscapes perfect for travel and nature photography. As a native Texan, I have explored many regions of this vast state and

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5 Texas Hill Country Hikes With The Best Views

The Lone Star State isn’t exactly known for its panoramic landscapes so it might surprise you when I say that the Texas Hill Country has no shortage of hikes with jaw-dropping views. From landscape to

Waterfall at Colorado Bend State Park

9 Must-See Parks In Austin You Haven’t Heard Of

I saw an Instagram post from a California transplant complaining about Austin’s lack of nature and outdoor activities. I once believed this myth myself and nearly packed my bags for the West Coast, but as

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Detailed List Of 42 Central Texas State Parks

I’m on a mission to discover all the outdoor adventures tucked away in the 41 Central Texas State Parks; each one offering a unique view of this great state. In order to find the top