Category: Places We’ve Been

Places We've Been Texas Road Trip: Austin to the Hill Country

Texas Road Trip: Austin to the Hill Country

I had a conference in Austin, and so Kenny and I decided to make a Texas Road Trip out of it, driving through the Hill Country and visiting Johnson City and Marble Falls.  Even though we’re both native Texans and have visited most of the state, we’ve never really spent time in the Hill Country. …

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Escape Tips Austin Hotel Review: Lone Star Court

Austin Hotel Review: Lone Star Court

I had a conference in Austin last week, and Kenny decided to tag along so that we could see our college kid and make a weekend of it.  We decided to check out a unique Austin hotel and settled on Lone Star Court. We’d describe this place as preppy hipster. Note: This post includes affiliate …

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International 6 Reasons to Visit Paris in Winter

6 Reasons to Visit Paris in Winter

Do you ever really need a reason to visit Paris? I think not, but winter is actually a really great time to visit, even though spring in Paris gets all the glory. Prices are Great Our total for airfare and lodging for 3 people for 4 days in Paris in November was about $2000! Winter …

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Escape Tips 6 Awesome U.S. Cities to Visit With Teenagers

6 Awesome U.S. Cities to Visit With Teenagers

All parents of teenagers know that they can be a bit finicky.  What we want to do doesn’t always mesh with what they want to do.  But here’s a list 6 U.S. cities to visit with teenagers no matter where their interests lie. New York My teens love NYC so much it’s become an annual pilgrimage …

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Escape Tips Flying Into the Cancun Airport

Flying Into the Cancun Airport

Our flight to Cancun was definitely a party plane!  I’ve only seen such happy, cheerful passengers on the way to Vegas.  Everyone was relaxed and ready to start their beach time! Immigration & Customs in Cancun You must complete both customs and immigrations forms to enter Mexico via the Cancun Airport.  Every person in your …

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Escape Tips 5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

The Weather is Beautiful in Dallas in the Fall Fall is my favorite time of year in Dallas. We finally get a reprieve from the summer heat, the evenings develop a hint of crispness, and the daytime temps are just downright pleasant. We spend summers hiding from the heat in the air-conditioning or the pools, …

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International A Day in Cancun

A Day in Cancun

We chose the charming village of Puerto Morelos as home base for our family of five on an eight-day trip to the Riviera Maya. Puerto Morelos was the perfect location to visit Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Yucatan Penninsula. A 30 minute taxi-ride to Cancun led us to gorgeous beaches, excellent tacos and shopping …

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Escape Tips Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

1. Be Prepared for the Heat We’ve visited the Mayan Riviera the fall in winter when the weather is more temperate, but in July it is HOT.  We thought the heat would be no big deal–we’re Texans after all, and triple-digit temperatures in summer are the norm. But we also stay inside out air-conditioned homes …

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Escape Tips The One Travel App You Must Have

The One Travel App You Must Have

If you are a U.S. citizen who travels abroad and you don’t have the Mobile Passport App you need to get it RIGHT NOW! (And no, I’m not being paid by the government to tell you this!) We just came back from Mexico, and I think we were the only people on our plane who …

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Escape Tips Paris Planning Tips

Paris Planning Tips

Paris should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. It is such a beautiful city, full of history and culture, and of course, style. Here’s a list of the most useful things we  learned and used on our trip to Paris. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links for which we may earn a …

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