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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett

Does wanderlust tug at you? I love to see the sunset on new horizons, experience different cultures, and hunt for that memory to bring home. Here are some of our favorite journeys, both near and far.

A socially-distant Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Whether you're online learning or in-class, the Texas sales tax holiday is still on – Friday, Aug. 7, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 9, but there are a few updates. Texas sales tax holiday weekend is much anticipated as it exempts most clothing, footwear, school...

Texas Civil War Museum

One of our favorite things to do when we visit Chattanooga is to visit the historic battlefields, but that's a long way to go for a bit of history. I'm sure many Texans have no idea how close they live to a Civil War cemetery or related site -- even here in North...

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

Virtual Summer Camps Roundup

Whether we like it or not, 2020 changed how we socialize. Maybe you’re not quite ready to send the kids off to an in-person summer camp, but heaven knows you’ve got to have something for them to do! Much like schools had to pivot for online learning, many camps have...

DFW Spring Break Ideas

Whoa. Spring Break. Where did you come from? If you’re like me and Spring Break is all of a sudden here, you’re going to need a go-to list of things to do when the kids are out of soccer camp and tired of playing around the house.  No doubt you will soon be...

A Round-up of North Texas Farmers Markets

One of the best things about summer is the Saturday morning tradition of shopping the local farmers market. If you've never been, a farmers market is (typically) an outdoor, temporary event where local growers come and set up a booth to sell directly to shoppers....

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

My list of haunted hotels

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? You’d know if you had. There’s definitely a certain vibe you get when you enter – the energy just feels different. I recently stayed in my fifth haunted hotel and while I didn’t know until after I had checked out, (when someone...

Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco Texas

There's a new "to-do" on the list of things when visitors come to town: visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. Made famous by the HGTV show, "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna Gaines have literally made Waco the new tourist destination for the Perot household. This past...

My list of haunted hotels

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? You’d know if you had. There’s definitely a certain vibe you get when you enter – the energy just feels different. I recently stayed in my fifth haunted hotel and while I didn’t know until after I had checked out, (when someone...

Harry Potter Studio Tour

The Cupcake and I have been listening to Harry Potter audio books read by Jim Dale lately. His mastery of impressions and artful presentation has completely changed our outlook on driving absolutely anywhere. Instead of dreading the 40 minutes to dance class, it’s now...

Touring Downton Abbey

The premier of season 6 of Downton Abbey aired in the US last night. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it certainly moved the stories along in the sweetest and most fulfilling way. If only Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my...

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Or should I say, “Aloha,” or “Bonjour” or “Howdy?” Let’s pack our bags and set out for another adventure. Here’s a few of my favorite places on earth.

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