Expecting an aching neck from looking skyward, Kimberly Damon discovered a lot more to do at a hot air balloon festival, including getting up close and personal with a 900lb silk cow, kicking back with live music, and how to take a balloon "ride" without spending a fortune.
From a frozen-in-time apothecary to a surprisingly fascinating homage to flour, Sara Gates recommends a selection of 15 smaller, quirkier American alternatives to the traditional museum-going experience.
Austin is the capital of Texas and a center for alternative culture. It is also known as the “Live Music Capitol of the World” due to the large number of venues. Here are seven things to do in this fun and lively Texas city.
Galveston is a city on Galveston Island, off the Texas Gulf Coast. Although overshadowed by Houston, Galveston remains an important point of entry for almost all the cruise ships with ports of call in Texas. Plus many Houstonians have beach houses in Galveston and grab any chance for a weekend on the beach. Here are some of the top things to do in Galveston.
Don't think of the Grand Canyon when you visit the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. The valley may be smaller, but it's a great winter escape where you can hit the desert and the beach in the same day. Join Karen on her roadtrip to the Valley where the wildlife, history and Tex-Mex food are sure to please.