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rays of sun shining down on Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, a stop on our Denver to Dallas road trip.
Colorado Texas USA

Denver to Dallas Road Trip

A Denver to Dallas road trip was not originally in our travel plans. But traveling for a work conference to Dallas inspired some travel creativity: what if we fly into a different city, then road trip the rest of…

Ennis Bluebonnet Trail sign
Texas USA

Chasing the Texas Bluebonnets

We may have accidentally taken one of the best Texas road trips. The plan was simple. Dallas to Austin. Austin to San Antonio. But then we heard a rumor. “You may see bluebonnets while you’re on your way.” Bluebonnets.…

Texas USA

What I Didn’t Know About West, Texas

The road trip from Dallas to Austin was longer than expected and laden with sporadic traffic jams.  The checkpoint of hope beamed at Exit 353 along I-35.  There were notices along the roadway that teased about the gluttonous glory…

Fort Worth Stockyards
Texas USA

Finding The West at the Fort Worth Stockyards

It’s embarrassing to admit that sometimes I’m still stuck in my childhood stereotype of how I expect a place to be.  When I learned I was traveling to Texas, I excitedly imagined a “Fievel Goes West” destination with dusty…

Texas USA

Connecting the Dots at the Sixth Floor Museum

A visit to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX offered more than a history lesson of the life & legacy of America's 35th president, JFK - it connected different travel dots I had collected during several travels. …

Texas USA

Top of the World: Mount Bonnell

When it’s a scorching 100° in Austin, TX and a climb up Mount Bonnell is on the day’s agenda, the unknowing tourist may start perspiring simply at the thought of a mountain hike.  Trust me, I felt that way. …