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A Local’s Guide to Authentic Austin, TX

Whether visiting the city for the first time or having lived here for decades yet to cross some quintessentially Austin activities off the bucket list, this guide is a perfect starting point to begin exploring iconic sites and experiences in the ATX. Taste Testing. Besides being the Live Music Capital...
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6 Best Texas State Parks

Explore the Great State of Texas through its Spectacular Parks. Words by Alison Bryce Photo of Dante’s Inferno at Longhorn State Park. With over 250,000 square miles in the state, Texas has plenty of breathtaking, undulating terrain to explore. From hiking to star gazing to rivers floats and canyon floors, these park lands are sure to bring travelers joy outdoors.
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Simply Sippable: Cork & Screw Wine Bar

Easy-drinking, natural wines abound at this outdoor wine bar. Words By Jessi Devenyns Photos by Baptiste Despois. Wine can easily be misconstrued as a sophisticated adult beverage that is only for the initiated. But that notion is simply wrong, and Tatanka Guerrero from Cork & Screw does his best to dispel the myth.

The Best Gifts for Dad {2022}

It’s easy to support local shops while also showing gratitude for the dads in our lives. While gifts are just one way to express appreciation, we have curated a list of local goods and experiences to help select a one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind guy. Father’s Day Celebration at...
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Sipping a Sunset at El Mango Feliz: Refreshing Tropical Drinks

Beyond the roars of a rapidly changing neighborhood, a beachy food truck sits inside a courtyard oasis serving up tropical flavors. A colorful bouquet of succulent watermelon, cucumber, and pineapple slices rests like a crown above the fruity drink. El Mango Feliz’s co-owner, Kimberly, smiles and explains as she shows off the radiant orange hues of their Acapulco drink, “That’s one of the secrets. The fruit has to be fresh because if it’s soggy, the colors are not bright.” Fresh feels like an understatement with each slice appearing as if it were hand-selected by Mother Nature herself.
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Elevating Time Outside with Kammok

Creating restorative experiences, one hammock at a time. Local outdoor company Kammok creates products designed to elevate time outside in order to establish better mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness for their customers. Kammok’s founder and CEO Greg McEvilly’s love for camping spurred the creation of the successful outdoor lifestyle brand....

A Journey for Curry: Two Easy Recipes

Take a Trip through the Himalayas in Search of Flavor. Words by Justin Butts Recipe by Kayla Butts Photos by Rachel Benavides. Curry is meant to be eaten with the fingers of the right hand. The touch of the fingers creates a connection, a closeness to the food. Curry was...
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4 Epic Road Trips With Easy Flights from Austin

Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is quickly becoming a fast-track pass with nonstop flights to anywhere you want to go. With new routes, new airline carriers, the addition of the South Terminal, and future expansion plans, the options are only becoming more and more attractive (and affordable!) for jet-setters to escape this beloved city and embark on an unforgettable adventure.
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Exploring the Great Outdoors via San Francisco

From the Redwood Forest Floor to Rocky Oceanside Cliffs. Good Deal Alert: $80-160 for a round trip flight from AUS. Numerous breathtaking stops on this road map can be savored over an entire summer or compacted into one action-packed week. The journey through this lush land is yours for the making.

Turquoise Waters: Ultimate Florida Road Trip

Alligator Reef Light House courtesy of Visit Florida. Good Deal Alert: $75-140 for a round trip flight from AUS. Peaceful beaches and colorful sea life fill this ocean-packed road trip. Whether landing in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, make your way to the beach where the salty blue water crashing on...
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An Unforgettable Road Trip Out of Las Vegas

The Colors of the Rainbow Come to Life in this Tri-state Road Trip. Just 30 minutes from the glitzy lights and ringing slots of Vegas sits a landscape that feels uncharted, lying peacefully underneath baby blue skies filled with beaming rays of sun, waiting to be explored. Airports to Check...
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Explore for Miles via the Mile High City

From breathtaking mountain peaks to brilliant meadows, the Rocky Mountain state has it all. Good Deal Alert: $40-130 for a round trip flight from AUS. When nature is calling, there is no better place to be than colorful Colorado. From the sweeping meadows and mountain peaks to the rushing rivers and towering trees, experience all the reasons the Rocky Mountain state inspired “America the Beautiful.”
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10 Things to do in Austin in June & July

There’s always something happening in the Live Music Capital of the World!. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity, the perfect date night, or a solo pastime, the coming months are packed with fun. Take the whole family out to the ballpark and join the City of...
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8 Best Mocktails in Austin

Crisp, refreshing drinks that anyone can enjoy. Whatever the reason may be, ditching the booze in favor of these botanical concoctions is never a bad idea. Keep a clear head and enjoy a cool, craft libation any time of the day. These zero-proof drinks make for epic nights and happy days easily remembered!

5 Unique Islands to Add to Your Vacay Bucket List

If the idea of slowing down and taking a weekend at a leisurely pace is appealing, you’re in luck. Tucked away in the middle of Lake Huron is Mackinac Island, a former colonial British fort and trading post that has transformed over centuries into a destination dotted with expansive state parks, miles of shoreline, and a historic Victorian heart. Tourists from the world over who are seeking a moment out of the ordinary visit this approximately four-square mile outcropping.
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5 Unique Islands to Add to Your Vacay Bucket List

On the southeast side of the island where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, you will find Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, a lavish, all-inclusive resort enclave in the town of Punta Cana. Cap Cana is a gated resort region with the most stunning turquoise water along miles of white-sand beaches and...
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5 Unique Islands to Add to Your Vacay Bucket List

Whether your perfect island experience involves lounging lazily on a white sand beach or you prefer venturing into the unknown, our travel editors have rounded up a list of global experiences sure to satisfy all types of travelers. Heavenly Havana. It’s easier than ever to visit Cuba, but those eager...

5 Unique Islands to Add to Your Vacay Bucket List

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this Caribbean jewel offers plenty of territory to explore and a variety of experiences to satisfy all island cravings. From snorkeling amongst stunning corals to invigorating rainforest explorations to plenty of rum to sample, St. Croix, aka the ‘Big Island,’ is more than white sand beaches—though it has those, too. Two main cities flank either side of the island. Christiansted, the largest, is settled in the north, and Frederiksted faces the southern shore.
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5 Unique Islands to Add to Your Vacay Bucket List

Up until recently, Madeira, Portugal, has flown under the radar of many. However, in 2022, a few airlines began offering direct flights from JFK. So, now that we’re free to move about the globe, it’s time to be one of the first to support the tourism industry on this European island paradise.