Fall Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas
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Fall Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas

Fall is the secret season along the Texas Riviera, aka Texas Coast. It’sbeen 2.5 years since I’ve been to Port Aransas, a laidback small beach townthat was nearly wiped off the map when Category 4 Hurricane Harvey pummeled it in late August 2017. My friend Kerry rebuilt her small beach cottage andI had been wanting … Continue reading

Watching 10-12 Million Bats Take Flight in Texas
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Watching 10-12 Million Bats Take Flight in Texas

I got into Concan in the Texas Hill Country late on Thursday afternoon for the first Women Who Wander Outdoor Retreat over the weekend. I was leading hikes and speaking so I arrived the night before most everyone else. As I was chatting with the organizers, I mentioned I might go see the bats….10 to … Continue reading

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