Ok, so technically, it's not in San Antonio.  It's just outside of San Antonio.  And technically, it's not a beach, it's a lake - but it's got a great, beachy vibe.  And, ok, maybe it's not a secret, but it...
Are you looking for a fun family getaway just a stone's throw from San Antonio? Head west to Garner State Park! My husband, Ryan, along with my two girls and I, met up with some friends and their kids...
It was a tradition in our family growing up: Every summer, we loaded up the Suburban in the heat of July and made the two-and-a-half-hour trek to Port Aransas for our in-state summer vacay. Thirty years later, though sans...

Viva Mardi Gras, San Antonio!

My husband and I have an ongoing love affair with the city of New Orleans. One of our first trips to the Big Easy was back in 2002, when we first started dating. Ryan, an appellate attorney here in San...

Work Travel Woes and Wonders

Fortunately, I don't have to travel for work very often. As I have gotten older, I've become more and more a creature of habit and routine, and it can be hard for me to break out of my daily...
tip 'Tis the season for cookies, eggnog, and chestnuts roasting. It's also the season where you may or may not be taking a road trip to see family. I don't want to project all my own neuroses on you, but...
The first time I traveled with Jack was when he was six weeks old.  In my sleep deprived state of mind, I booked a ticket for the two of us to visit my family in New Orleans. I then...

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Where to See the Best Holiday Lights in San Antonio

One of my favorite memories from childhood is getting in the car, cranking up the holiday music, and driving around with my family as...

Saddle Up and See Santa