Hiking Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park
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Hiking Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park

About two hours northwest of Austin, Texas, is a remote wilderness.  Colorado Bend State Park is 5,328 acres and filled with trails and caves.  The most visited spot in the park is Gorman Falls, a 70-foot spring fed waterfall over travertine formations. The day I visited I wanted solitude decided to explore a lesser known … Continue reading

5 Reasons for My Love Affair with San Antonio
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5 Reasons for My Love Affair with San Antonio

I have a love affair with the Alamo City. Living in San Antonio for 10 years, I fell in love with the people, the culture, and the incredible food. I also literally fell in love, but the story with that guy should be a Lifetime movie. It will always feel like home to me. I’m … Continue reading

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
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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