A Texas Travel Information Blog - Why not?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by The Texas Travelin' Man

A Blog about Texas travel? Why not? What will be different from other Blogs about traveling in Texas? You'll just have to keep reading to find out.

Now I'm not a native Texan, but I'm a Traveler. I've lived in Texas since 2005 and have had the opportunity to see just a small part. My goal is to visit every corner of this great state to find the good, the bad (I'm not looking for the bad, but I know it's out there) and the ugly. I'm also very opinionated. So you'll hear about the good things and the bad. Are my opinions right? YES. Will you have different opinions? Sure. Will you have an opportunity to refute my opinions? Yes. I dare you. I'll also give you some helpful travel tips, not just for Texas.

Topics you'll be seeing on a regular basis:

  • Places to eat and places not to eat.
  • I'm searching for the best Chicken Fried Steak (I've stocked up on Zocor)
  • Travel bargains
  • Websites to check out
  • Tell me where to go (I know you want to)

Travel Tip: When searching for the lowest hotel rates and you don’t want to use an online travel agency like Travelocity, Expedia, etc, go to a specific hotels website (or a chains website) and check out their rates. They should be the lowest available. You can also go to the destinations Convention and Visitors Bureau website and if you see a search box that says “BookDirect” you can view the lowest rates of all the hotels that are available with just a few clicks.


So keep an eye on out (old joke) for my Blog, and let's have some fun.




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Comments for A Texas Travel Information Blog - Why not?

Friday, August 28, 2009 by George Carlesbad:
I knew Stu Barash as "The Travelin' Man". Very knowledgeable and passionate about travel. I'm looking forward to reading his blogs.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 by M DeWitt:
I think this is a great idea. No one likes to go to on vacation and try a place they know nothing about only to find out the food is no good! Real people and real experiences are helpful! Here is some interesting information on Port Aransas: http://www.gotexascoast.com/Things_to_do/page_1894114.html
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Katie Woodward:
This is great!! I love all this information! Keep it coming!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by James Cazares:
I have also experienced going out of town and eating at a place that I had no idea of the food. Thanks to this blog and other for updated information on not only eating but also accomodations.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Linda E:
as a fairly new resident here, I'm always looking to find out more about things to do around here. Looking forward to reading more on this blog.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Michele Strauss:
This is a great idea!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Michele Strauss:
This is a great idea!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Birgit:
We just moved to Austin, TX 5 months ago and haven't seen much of Texas yet. Looking forward to read your tips and recommendations!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Linda E:
we're fairly new to the area and always looking for day trips. This will be a great place for finding new things to do and enjoy. thanks
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by MARIA:
all these places sound great...can't wait to try
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Jenny :
I have received so much info from this website! Thanks....wanting to know where the best camping sites are to enjoy Wurstfest in New Braunsfel. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Catalina:
This blog has great information. Two of the blogs were great to me. Specifically the Galveston restaurant information. I never knew where to eat and now I know. Thank you!!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Belinda:
This is great - now I know where to go!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Sandra:
Would be very interested in additional websites to check out for travel info. Always interested in new places to try out and see!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Lizz:
This is a wonderful idea! I'm always looking for new things to do and still stay close to home!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Michelle Avitia:
I think this idea Rocks! I hate not knowing where the good food is!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Jenny L.:
Know of any good stopping places between Dallas and Galveston? I noticed on one of our brochures that there is a battleship museum of some sort around Galveston. Anyone been there? Also, how are the jellyfish this time of year in the Gulf?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Sandi:
Great idea! I'm a native to CO so I'm new to Texas and definitely looking for ideas of where to explore etc..
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Wade S.:
This is a very good idea. I love to know the best places to eat!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Reverend Lanney Spradling:
Explore Texas City & Galveston > The heart of Great Fishing & Fresh Seafood > It's hard to beat all the great places west of Galveston Island as well, so many great places along the Beach.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Ray Hernandez:
I just spoke to my good friend Mary Jane of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. She will be visiting Kyle, Texas this weekend and I told her about Wurstfest. She had never heard of it but will now be attendng. From the Simply Charming city of Kyle, Texas, Ray
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Karen A:
I've visited many wonderful Texas locations since I relocated to Texas in 1968. Now that I have TourTexas.com bookmarked I know that I will have many more Texas adventures to add to my itinerary.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Doris Rohan:
I would like to see a website that gives more information on hotels/motels--the good, the bad and the ugly.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Nancy Stibbens:
Love the idea, would really love to see stories on off-beat treasures, such as Colonel Bubbie's, in Galveston.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Reverend Lanney Spradling:
If you're looking for the Unique, the Best, you have to start in Texas City, with a trip to Galveston Island, then simply drive the Coastal Cities, Freshest Foods, Best Foods, unless UR looking to spend a fortune dining out in Dallas or Houston where you can eat on Expensive Utensiles & China. Crafts people line the Coastal Regions by the Thousands.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Claudia:
I really enjoy this site. I've lived in Texas for years and don't feel like I've really explored all the great things about it. This site helps me determine where to go and what to see!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Alan Ogilvie:
As a Newby to Texas I love seeing what is happening. This is a very helpful site. Thanks
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Lisa C:
Can't wait for Wurstfest!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Martha Morgan:
I love the e-mails from Tour Texas and the video and audio links on the blog. You're doin' all the good.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Linda:
I new to the area but greatly enjoy the sights and things I have found to do. It is really helpful to have a site like this.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Nancy:
THANK YOU!!!! I plan on using your blog a lot to plan my Texas getaways.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Don Black:
Galveston is a great place to spend a week-end.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Theresa Feight:
Does anybody know where you can get good egg custard pie?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Charann:
Thanks for the tips on hotel searching! It'll certainly make my travel plans easier from now on... Great blog! I'll be following this one regularly!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Fred:
Great info. will have to try some of the food next time I get down to Galveston.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Matthew Robinson:
Looking forward to reading the blogs!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Carl Brinkley:
Check out the Mediterranean Grill restaurant in the Strand (Glaveston)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Karmen Kiler:
I also would love to see the attractions that are your roadside wonders or some oddities that aren't on most peoples travel plans. Think Cadillac Ranch only less known. Looking forward to all of the things you have come up with.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Esther Guerra:
Thank you, have lived in Texas all my life and never heard about Wurstfest. Thanks for the information. Can't wait to experience the event. (Would also like to know where I can get good egg custard pie)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Esther Guerra:
Can't wait to experience Wurstfest
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Mike:
This is a fantastic idea!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Renee Bolton:
We've been in SA for over 3 years and cannot believe how much there is to do here....your info would soooo helpful...can't wait to read!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by duane:
great for the weekend get away every weekend awesome information
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Mike:
good idea - great for newcomers like me
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by marc wilson:
This is an excellent idea!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Tracy:
One great place to check out in Galveston: Shrimp & Stuff, 3901 Ave O (near 40th street). You will enjoy, they have been there for 30 years. (409) 763-2805
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Rose:
This is great! I'm glad a friend told me about this site.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Angelia:
Thanks for the tips on finding the cheepest hotels. I am looking forward to seeing just where in our great state you find the best chicken fried steak.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Marissa Livingston:
These are nice tips and ideas, to plan a road trip and try them.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Marissa Livingston:
Great tips to try. Thanks
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Ursula Rogers:
So much to do in the state of Texas - so little time & money!! ha!! I need to win those WurstFest Ticktets!! Thanks. U.Rogers
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Chiyako Howard:
I'm not a native Texan too and I`m living long time usa. But, I Still Don't Know where go,find the best Cool thingth . Thank you Very useful Great info and idea.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Dottie Callahan:
Traveling tips are always welcome! hope you think Texas is the great state I think it is!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by A. Harrelson:
My husband is fan of Texas Travel. One of his favorites is Guadalupe Peak near the Davis Mountains. He's visited many times and has commented many times about the beauty and diversity of the forest at the top of the mountain. It would be a great area to explore if you like hiking and remote camping.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by H. Bates:
Thanks TourTexas.com. I've found your website and blog insightful and timely. Although I've lived here 2 years, my husband was deployed half that time, limiting my excursions, but your emails have given me great ideas for day trips as well as reminding me of upcoming events. Thanks!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Gore:
Thanks TourTexas. I am so excited I found this website. I love TEXAS, there is so much to do here. My family and I like to travel and your website makes it easier to find things in Texas that we all would like to do.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Sheila Reynolds:
Glad I found this site. Sorry it took WurstFest tickets to entice me to visit. I will visit this site more often.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Joseph:
Great Website. I am glad this information is available for Texas. You do all the hard work and reap the benefits when traveling. Thanks
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by damaris:
what a great idea! so much state and so much to do! one centralized place to find lodging! thank you!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by ANTONIO :
THANKS TOURTEXAS.COM THIS WEBSITE IS SO HELPFUL TO FIND EXCITING THING TO DO.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Loretta:
Everything at one place, this is great. Anytime you need to know something or fin somthing to do this is the place..... THE BEST!!!!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Angelica:
I'm exited about this website now i know where to go when i need information on vacation ideas!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Darlene Enfield:
My Husband and I love to travel and see new places, TX is so BIG we don't know where to start
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Paul:
One Best CFS Places that comes to mind is "The Longhorn" in Downtown Houston Texas!
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by DAWNA HARRIS:
T Bone Toms for the best Chicken Fried Steak in Kemah, TX
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by Cheryl:
I'm a native Texan and I find it interesting that you have only lived here since 2005. You have a great subject for your blog, Texas! It's good to read about a newcomer's viewpoint. http://www.texas-spa-finder.com

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