Pick-Your-Own Farms to Visit Near Dallas

Summer reminds me of my Kentucky upbringing, when we played outside from sun up to chasing lightning bugs after sun down, where I walked the big hill behind my grandmother’s house to her garden where her vegetables grew until they were ready for canning. It’s that spirit that makes me eager each year to use…

Five Favorite Vintage Roadside Motels – Southwest U.S.A.

I’ve heard it’s not for everybody, but I am a bit of a road trip nut. I believe in the idea of the journey as the destination. I feel freedom in the simplicity of a full tank of gas and the open road. I suppose the variables of road travel are just as intense as…

Exploring Fredericksburg with Kids

Fredericksburg, the quaint town in Texas, is best known for its gorgeous scenery of rolling hills and its charming wineries. The unique history of the town, a final destination for German immigrants to America in the mid-1800’s, also makes it a one-of-a-kind cultural landmark, treasure trove for family exploration and a great spot for roadschooling. …

Your Ultimate West Texas Road Trip Itinerary: From Marfa to Marathon and More

Note: Two of the three trips to West Texas that informed this article were during August/September 2020. West Texas is an area that is very susceptible to hospital overwhelm. It’s incredibly important to check COVID-19 case numbers and recommended travel guidelines if considering coming to the area. If unsure, we recommend you wait to see…

A Weekend Trip from Dallas at Greer Farm

Last summer I was parenting without any day schools, camps or general child care lined up. To fill our days, I became one with the farm visit. To me, visiting a local-ish farm is the perfect day trip from Dallas – the drive clears my head, the exploring tires my child and the finds pre-determine…

Renting on Outdoorsy: Our RV Rental Review

I was speaking to someone with psychic abilities at the end of last year, and she told me I would not go on a vacation in 2020 but could see some weekend getaways. I was surprised, because all we had planned was the opposite – a one week road trip through California. Who knew 2020…

The Best Dates in Dallas Under $100 and your Date Night Spotify Playlist!

We’re reformed adventure daters.  Living in an urban environment, the opportunities for mind-blowing experiences abound. It feels like one of our favorite music artists is always in town or there’s a guest lecture at one of our top local universities. Thanks to this, our date night calendar stayed packed to the brim for years.  So…

Where to Stop When Driving from Texas to Colorado

Where to stop, stay and explore on the family drive from Texas to Colorado, featuring routes from Dallas to Telluride and Vail, with pit stops in Amarillo, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The best summer road trip for families!