Best Places For Wildflowers In Texas

Field of black and yellow Black Eyed Susan Flowers

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 provides a habitat to native wildlife. The vibrant yellows, blues, reds, and pinks make Texas a popular spring destination and […]

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

Historical Cabin at Commons Ford behind a wooden fence

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 my mom has always said, “bloom where you are planted”. In place of a dramatic move to the mountains I […]

Detailed List Of 42 Central Texas State Parks

Trees In a Neighborhood Park

This blog post may contain affiliate links.  I may earn a small commission for any purchases made through these links. Click here for the disclosure statement. 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 […]

Lost Maples State Park: A Taste of Texas Fall

Texas Sunset in Vanderpool Texas

Table of Contents I’ve always said Texas has two seasons – hot and not so hot. It’s almost a stretch to say that we have more than one season, let alone four. But tucked away in Vanderpool, Texas, 85 miles northwest of San Antonio, I discovered an oasis of fall foliage that is Lost Maples […]

Unforgettable Sites In The Great Smoky Mountains

stream runs through a quiet forest over moss covered rocks

After months of being cooped up in the house, I needed the mountains more than ever, and the Great Smoky Mountains was this wildlife and landscape photographer’s dream come true. Endless waterfalls, wildlife, mountains, and lush green forests all for the low, low price of free since Great Smoky Mountains National Park does not charge an entrance fee.Smoky […]