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Tubing - Love It or Love It

Monday March 31, 2014

Texas tubersThe last time I went tubing, I witnessed two youngsters vomiting their guts out. While this part of the trip was not pleasant, the rest of it was pure joy. I love the way informal groups gather in the middle of the river and then people float away to mingle with other river wanderers. It's the best stress relief imaginable and believe me, I could use some of that right now. And I'm hoping that the new regulations will help to curb the out-of-control drinking that has occurred in recent years.

To get your tube on, head to one of the Best Places to Go Tubing.

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Flea Markets? Not a Fan

Monday March 31, 2014

I'll be honest: I really don't like flea markets. I'm the kind of shopper who likes to zoom in and zoom out or, better yet, buy it online. However, in my effort to bring you Austin from every angle, I've put together a roundup of Austin's Funkiest Flea Markets. Read More...

Walk to Restaurants Near the Capitol

Monday March 31, 2014

Austin doesn't get enough credit for having a highly walkable downtown, particularly near the state capitol. You can spend an afternoon exploring the capitol and the beautifully landscaped grounds and then take a walk around downtown. If your stomach starts to rumble, there are several first-rate restaurants in the area, ranging from family-friendly to romantic. Read More...

Get Outdoors Before the Heat Wave

Monday March 31, 2014

When the blazing heat of summer arrives, many of Austin's premier outdoor spots get crowded. Now is a great time to enjoy Barton Springs, the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Lady Bird Lake. Plus, hiking the top of Mount Bonnell or exploring Turkey Creek trail at Emma Long Metropolitan Park is a lot easier when temperatures are in the 70s.  Read More...

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