It’s Nutty in Texas
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It’s Nutty in Texas

This roadside attraction is a bit….nutty. “Jen, you gotta see the giant squirrel!”  While I was giving speeches at a conference at Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop, Texas, a friend from San Antonio drove up and that was the first thing he said.  I’m always down to see crazy roadside attractions like the Peachoid in … Continue reading

Sleeping in a Hangar
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Sleeping in a Hangar

Have you ever spent the night in a hangar?  I have!  But this one is not your typical hanger.  It’s the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas.  It’s a unique place to stay to explore this delightful German town. If you’re a history buff, aviation lover, or just looking for a unique boutique hotel, this is … Continue reading

Detox Weekend at Deer Lake Lodge
3 Day Getaways / Explore Texas / Hot Spots To Stay

Detox Weekend at Deer Lake Lodge

Detox – sounds like a negative word, but really it’s a chance to rebound, renew, and refresh.  I got to do that at Deer Lake Lodge and Spa.  I went through a multifaceted cleansing program at the 50-acre rustic-chic resort that’s also a green-constructed health haven.  Many of the buildings are refurbished ship containers. By … Continue reading

Amarillo by Morning
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Amarillo by Morning

In the words of George Strait’s hit song, “Amarillo by morning, Amarillo’s where I’ll be.”  Don’t just cruise through the Texas Panhandle, make a stop in Amarillo.  I spent a Saturday morning exploring this panhandle city.  You might be surprised to find a grand canyon you can explore and a rather unusual Route 66 roadside … Continue reading

There Really is a Prada in West Texas
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There Really is a Prada in West Texas

To the fashionista, Prada is a holy grail.  But a Prada store on a desert highway, literally in the middle of nowhere in West Texas?  No, it’s not a mirage.  There really is a Prada store on U.S. Highway 90. Peer through the store window and you might notice something is off kilter with only … Continue reading