Category Archives: Texas

Driving from Oklahoma City to Dallas: Things to Do Between OKC and DFW + Road Trip Tips

Oklahoma - Davis - Driving I35 S

There was a time when I was in high school when my Dad had to commute to Dallas from Oklahoma City, so we would take turns and spend some weekends in Dallas so he wouldn’t have to make the drive from OKC to Dallas every single week. This, plus all my trips to Texas, means […]

17 Things to Do in Mustang Island State Park in Texas + Travel Tips!

Texas - Corpus Christi - Mustang Island State Park - View from the jetties

I have been going to the Corpus Christi area for family vacations and getaways my entire life, and these vacations usually include a visit to Mustang Island State Park. We have camped, swam, fished, and enjoyed several other activities and fun things to do at Mustang Island State Park.  However, it’s not all fun and […]

17 Things to Do at the Luling Watermelon Thump & Tips for Visiting!

Texas - Luling - Watermelon Stand - Pecans - Luling Watermelon Thump

Are you as intrigued by the annual Luling Watermelon Thump as I was before I went? Passing through Luling, Texas on my way from Oklahoma City to Port Aransas, I saw the signs billowing above the streets, advertising Luling’s famous watermelon festival.  When we were lucky enough to be passing back during the Thump itself, […]

Original City Market BBQ Review: World Famous BBQ in Luling, Texas

Texas - Luling - City Market BBQ

After enjoying some of the best things to do in Luling, Texas and seeing the Luling Watermelon Thump Festival, we made our way over to the World Famous Original City Market BBQ. Below is my review, plus tips for enjoying your meal, especially if you’re not familiar with BBQ traditions in small towns in Texas.  Can’t read now? […]

40 Fabulous Things to Do in Luling, Texas: What to See, Do, & Eat in Luling!

Texas - Luling - Luling Oil Museum and the Luling Area Chamber of Commerce

Looking for the best things to do in Luling, Texas? Well, look no further! Here are my favorite Luling restaurants, stores, and events, including information about our stop at the Luling Watermelon Thump! ​Can’t read now? Pin for later! An Introduction to Luling Nicknamed “the toughest town in Texas” and “Oil City USA,” Luling is […]

50 Things to Buy at Buc-ee’s: The Best Buc-ee’s Souvenirs & Snack Food!

Texas - Temple - Buc-ee's Convenience Store and Gas Station

When on a road trip in Texas, one simply must find the nearest Buc-ee’s, if only to experience the sheer madness and deliciousness of this overwhelming gas station. If you’re wondering what the best things to buy at Buc-ee’s are, here are my favorite Buc-ee’s souvenirs and the best Buc-ee’s food and snacks. Can’t read […]

21 Best Beaches in Texas for Sun-Filled Texas Beach Getaways

Texas - Texas - Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas

I’ve spent my entire life going to the beaches in Texas for vacations. Every summer (and some spring breaks and winter breaks), we would load up the family minivan and head down I-35. Sometimes the trips would end early due to hurricanes, other times we would extend our time because we just couldn’t bear to […]

23 Fairytale Castles in Texas to Add to Your Bucket List!

Texas - Austin - Elisabet Ney Museum at night. Elisabet Ney Museum is the former studio of sculptor Elisabet Ney and is dedicated to showcasing her life and works.

I love seeing castles! I have spent time abroad exploring some of the most beautiful castles in the world and I can attest, seeing castles in Texas can be just as exciting as seeing them in Europe! You just have to know where to look. Here are the best Texas castles, including ones you can […]

The Perfect Texas Gulf Coast Road Trip Itinerary: See the Coast of Texas in 10 Days!

Texas - Galveston - flying over Galveston Sea Wall and Beach

I grew up spending family vacations on Texas’s Gulf Coast, and there really is nothing better than a Texas Gulf Coast road trip! Here’s my recommendations for the perfect Gulf Coast itinerary that goes from Corpus Christi to Galveston. Can’t read now? Pin for later! When you think of Texas you probably conjure up images […]

50 Terrific Songs about Texas & Free Texas Playlist

USA - Texas - A car driving down the road in Big Bend National Park during a beautiful sunset in Texas.

Whether you’re heading out on Route 66 or another fabulous Texas road trip, you will need some tunes to help take your journey to the next level. I have a giant list of road trip songs, but if you want something a bit more specific to Texas for when you hit the Texas portion of Route 66, this list […]