Can you really say you’ve fully experienced the Texas Hill Country before you’ve visited at least one of the festivals held in the area? From the artful and the delicious to the quirky and earthy, the Hill Country is rich...
Out of the way, pumpkin spice. You’re blocking my view. My sign that it’s fall? Seeing fall leaves and bright colors taking over the trees. Think that’s not possible in San Antonio? Think again! Despite what you hear about...
I recently took my four kids on a trip that involved a two-hour flight to Guadalajara from San Antonio. Given their ages—8, 6, 4, and 22 months—I decided to brave the adventure by myself. Any parent who has taken...
As you travel around this summer, you might want to think about including some bookish stops along your path. There are some unique, wonderful independent bookstores and libraries (think air-conditioned!) and some fun literary landmarks (think free) everywhere. I...
This post and episode are brought to you by Palenque Grill. Palenque Grill at La Cantera now has an app!  With pickup and curbside now available, you can get your favorite dishes to-go, and enjoy them at home.  Plus,...
NOTE: Updated with 2021 information so you and your family can SEA turtles! From a distance, they look like little clumps of mud or rocks lying on the beach. But then you see the clumps move, inching along. What you’re...
Getaways to the beach are year-round for our family due to the relatively mild temperatures, but once May comes along, trips to the cool water are a complete necessity. Before having kids, my husband and I would put on...
Spring Break is upon us! After the year we've had, many of us are itching to get out of the house. While a big, family vacation might not be in the cards yet, consider a day trip to a...
  As a Helotes native, twice removed and back forever, I have grown quite fond of our revival and eclectic charm that once was. The traffic grows and the people crowd but Old Town Helotes continues to feel like home. Just...
Has 2020 given anyone else a serious case of wanderlust? Maybe it’s being stuck in our own houses for seven months. Maybe it’s the insanity that can only be caused by attempting virtual school. Whatever it is, we all...

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Raise your hand if you’re raising a future paleontologist. Yep, that’s me. And I’m betting that more than a few of you are in the same boat. I’ll admit, I knew nothing of dinos when I was a kid, but...
Now that the busy holiday season has come to a close and all the decorations are put away, you may be starting to think about your family’s summer vacation plans. As an agent with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner...

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My children’s grandparents are the saving grace to our family vacations. Is it always easy? No. Do we always agree? No. Do I get to sit down and enjoy my morning cup of coffee? Yes. A million times yes. Before...
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Five Texas Beaches Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

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Summer is finally here! If you want to plan a quick beach getaway without leaving the state, Texas has more than 370 miles of...

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