A private lesson from master sand sculptor, Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga, in South Padre Island, TX First, dig a hole. I was surprised to hear that because we would be building sandcastles, which are above the ground, not below it. Digging a hole seemed counterintuitive. My group of travel writers and I were taking […]
Chicagoans headed to South Texas this winter will be strolling the beaches hours sooner. That’s because United Airlines launched a new nonstop route between O’Hare International Airport and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The inaugural flight took off Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. I was thrilled to be invited for the ride. So was […]
The countryside is gorgeous, the eating is divine, and outdoor adventure awaits on water and land in the Highland Lakes Region of Texas. Read my story in Urban Matter Chicago here.
Canyon of the Eagles is a rustic resort and nature park with amenities and cuisine befitting a luxury hotel. That’s what “glamping” is: A glamorous take on the campground lifestyle. Tucked within the picturesque Texas Hill Country is the Highland Lakes region of Burnet County. Canyon of the Eagles sprawls over 940 acres overlooking the […]
Longhorn Cavern is a spectacular natural wonder in the heart of Texas Hill Country. It’s an underground labyrinth formed eons ago when a rushing river sculpted the limestone bedrock. Left behind are gravity-defying rock formations, dazzling crystals, ancient fossils and an anthology of folklore. You’ll see and hear it all at Longhorn Cavern State Park […]
Waterparks are for kids, right? I mean, all those slides and chutes and tubes and stuff. All that splish-splashing around and loud shrieking noises. All that wetness. Such was my thinking before I was invited to spend a couple of days at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in New Braunfels, Texas. I hadn’t been to a […]