During our stay on the El Camino Real de Los Tejas we spent a night in the Mockingbird Suites in Nacogdoches, Texas. This historic home was originally built in 1899 and was recently renovated. This breathtakingly beautiful property is a must-stay on our list.
It is no secret that our family loves visiting gardens. We are members of our local Botanical Gardens and go numerous times throughout the year. Another favorite of ours is the Dallas Arboretum. Each time we visit there is something new to see. The flower blooms are always changing and they bring in exhibits to showcase. Right now, until July 31st, Dallas Arboretum is hosting ZimSculpt – an exhibition of contemporary stone sculptures. Appearing for the first time in the southern U.S., more than 100 exquisite Zimbabwean modern sculptures are artfully displayed throughout the garden. The sculptures are breathtaking and the… Read More
Recently I was invited by the Nacogdoches Visitor Bureau on a complimentary trip to explore their town. Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas and filled with history. One of my favorite things about the town was the quaint historic square. There were so many cute boutiques that were unique to the town. Shopping in Nacogdoches was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. First, take a stop in the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. To my surprise they had a basement filled with several small exhibits and history lessons. This large mural can be found inside the visitor center. They offer… Read More
We love finding new activities in the cities we explore. Thanks to Team Building with Taste we were able to attend an event with fellow bloggers in Dallas, Texas. This team building event included a cooking class turned challenge. When our group arrived we were broken into four teams to prepared delicious appetizers that not only would everyone eat but the professional chefs would judge. Not much of a cook? No worries, each team is equipped with their own sous-chef in the commercial kitchen to help guide them along the way. We were given ingredients and recipes as a foundation…. Read More
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForgetAllergies #CollectiveBias My favorite part of traveling is being able to explore new areas. I love getting out in nature, going for a hike and camping. Unfortunately, my allergies do not always appreciate it. I never know when my allergy symptoms will start, but most often it is when I’m surrounded by trees. Below I share my tips on how to enjoy hiking with allergies. Dealing with allergies can be a huge hassle. It triggers headaches, makes my eyes and face puffy and… Read More
One of my favorite places to go to while in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is Sugarlands Distilling Co. Nestled on the main strip in the Smoky Mountains they have the best tasting moonshine I’ve ever had. Sugarlands has a pretty large store front. You can walk in to browse their moonshine, branded apparel or to listen to live music on their outdoor stage in the back. Every time we visit Gatlinburg my wife knows that I must make the trip over to Sugarlands. I love to see what new flavors they have out. She doesn’t mind waiting while I take part in the… Read More
It is not surprising that I love Dr. Seuss. I have also expressed how much I adore cruise vacations. Carnival Cruise Line combines both of those for a whimsical time. The Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast is a themed event that takes place the morning of the final sea day. Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast on Carnival Cruise While aboard the Carnival Valor earlier this month we were given a complimentary upgrade for the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, however anyone can add this special event to their schedule for only an additional $5 per person. As… Read More
Today, Sunday, March 26th was the last day of tulip season at Texas Tulips in Pilot Point, Texas. We ventured out in hopes of capturing some beautiful photos and selecting a few pretty tulips for our home vase. When you first arrive at Texas Tulips you receive a basket for holding the stems you pick. The entrance fee is $3 per person, but with today being the last day and almost all the tulips being picked over, they only charged us $1 each. The stems we picked were still $2.50 each. I love the variety of tulips they offer and… Read More