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Save 25% in Our Gift Store!

In honor of July 4th, we’re running a 1/4th off special in our PawZaar.com gift store. Shop for Guatemalan bags, Mexican silver jewelry, Haitian oil drum magnets and more, all with a pet theme. Use coupon code JULY4TH at checkout to save 25%. The coupon code is valid through Sunday, July 5, 2015. Happy shopping!

Visit Our New Online Store: PawZaar!

We’re so excited to announce our latest venture which brings together our two loves: travel and pets! We’ve just launched PawZaar.com, an online store featuring global goods for pet lovers. Using our travel contacts from our years of guidebook writing, we’re working to locate the best artisans around the world to bring you handicrafts of […]

#POTD: Fall Color at Guadalupe River State Park

This week we took a break from the computers and headed to Guadalupe River State Park to enjoy the fall color with our dogs, Tiki and Irie. The cypress trees along the river were simply beautiful, and the park was nice and quiet, perfect for a sunny walk… …skipping some stones… …and just enjoying the […]

Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas Kicks Off in Grapevine

Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan is ringing in the holidays on November 13 with the launch of Lone Star Christmas with two million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, and even ice tubing. The resort’s signature ICE! attraction (open through early January), features over two million pounds of ice used for ice sculptures and 20-foot-tall ice slides. This year, […]

#POTD: Miss Pearl, Berdoll Pecan Candy, Cedar Creek, Texas

I couldn’t resist a stop at Berdoll’s Pecan Candy and Gift Company without a photo of the famous Miss Pearl! This Texas-sized squirrel was a real lady during our visit and didn’t cause any barking by our girls Irie and Tiki (who have issues with squirrels.) Besides the obligatory Miss Pearl photo, we also stopped […]

Texas Fall Foliage

Are you starting to dream about the feel of a cool autumn breeze? To hear the crackle of leaves beneath your feet? To smell the smoke of an evening campfire? In these dog days of summer, autumn may seem distant, but plans are already underway to give a Texas-size welcome to fall. Small towns throughout […]

#POTD: Mount Bonnell, Austin

This beautiful lookout is located within the Austin city limits.From R.R. 2222, turn onto Mount Bonnell Road. You’ll find a parking area then it’s a walk up steep steps to the highest point in town with a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding hills. The view is well worth the climb!

#POTD: Caldwell County Courthouse, Lockhart, Texas

On this week’s drive to Port Aransas, we made a stop in Lockhart, a central Texas town known for its title as the barbecue capital of Texas. While the ‘que may have made Lockhart legendary among foodies, its historical architecture and small-town charm have secured this Hill Country community a place in Hollywood history, too. […]

Scottish Gathering of the Clans Set for Nov. 7-9

Grab your kilt and head to Salado to celebrate the heritage of the Scottish settlers of Central Texas at the annual Scottish Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games. Saturday’s events include thletic competition, dancing competition, piping competition, clan tents, vendor tents, entertainers and the mid-day parade at the Salado Civic Center (9am – 5pm) […]

Heritage Syrup Festival Set for Nov. 8

The annual Heritage Syrup Festival in Henderson, Texas is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8. Be sure to check our festival post for information on this longtime East Texas event, now in its third decade!

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