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5 Ways to Help Your Dog Travel Texas Safely

As you can guess from the many photos of our dogs Irie and Tiki on this site–and by the subject of our Texas with Dogs guidebook–we love to travel Texas with our four-legged family members. Irie and Tiki are great travelers. They like nothing better than to set out on a road trip with us […]

When You Can Visit Texas’ National Parks for Free

Would you like to romp on the beaches of Padre Island National Seashore, for free? Or head to West Texas for an adventure at one of the national parks or national historic sites? During selected days in 2015, admission is free at national parks across the country, including the four in Texas that regularly charge […]

San Antonio: From Haunted Hotels to Mysterious Museums

With its long (and sometimes bloody) history, it’s not surprising that more than a few ghost sightings have been reported in San Antonio. The settings vary: Behind a two-century-old home, a night watchman hears the sound of a woman’s cries coming from the depths of a sealed well. In a downtown hotel, employees repeatedly see […]

Texas Parks Gear Up for Historic Fun

Every month, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department spotlights one outdoor activity–and this month, the time of spooky fun–that emphasis on history! From ancient rock art left to frontier life, history will be celebrated at parks across the state with special events this month including: On Oct. 18, visit Independence Hall, where the Texas Declaration of […]

Lake Brownwood State Park Celebrates 80th Birthday

Looking for a fun Sunday activity? This Sunday, Lake Brownwood State Park will celebrate its 80th birthday with a full day of special activities for Texas travelers of all ages: 6 am: Kid’s Fishing Derby. Awarding prizes for the largest and smallest fish caught. Fishing licenses are never required when fishing at a state park, […]

Interview About Our Favorite Texas Destinations for Dogs

If you’re a regular reader of ours over on our DogTipper.com site, you know that I’m the Skype ambassador for pets. We share our lives with two large dogs and four cats, and, as often as possible–such as when researching our Texas with Dogs guidebook, we love to travel with our dogs Irie and Tiki. […]

All Aboard The Polar Express in Palestine This Christmas

Full steam ahead for a truly ‘moving’ holiday experience as The Polar Express™ chugs along tracks that take travelers from the city of Palestine to the pages of a contemporary Christmas classic. Just like in Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved story, the conductor who called out “All aboard!” will punch tickets as pajama-clad kids enjoy Christmas […]

Celebrate Buddy Holly’s 77th Birthday in Lubbock

If your love for Buddy Holly’s music is bigger than a Cadillac, hop into your car for a drive to Lubbock and show that your love for rock ‘n’ roll will “Not Fade Away” as you join fellow fans at The Buddy Holly Center for a two-day celebration of the life and times of the […]

Win a Kindle Fire HD! #DogDaysofSummer

We’re helping our DogTipper.com site celebrate a 5th anniversary on August 28! We’re launching DogTipper’s Dog Days of Summer Giveaway Extravaganza and every few days we’ll be adding a new giveaway! But first, we’re kicking off the event with this giveaway: all our sites are joining in to give away a new 16GB Kindle Fire […]

Arbor Day Ceremony To Be Held in Bastrop

The roots of community pride run deep in Bastrop, where 18 months after the most destructive wildfire in Texas history residents will sow the seeds for a brighter tomorrow at the 124th Texas Arbor Day. Held each year in a different city, for the 2013 celebration the Texas A&M Forest Service will show its solidarity […]

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