Bandera, TX: Release Your Inner Cowboy

Bandera, TX: Release Your Inner Cowboy

I am a cowboy at heart. I may not work with livestock, live on a ranch or know how to swing a lasso, but I've got the hat and the boots, and in Texas, that takes you at least part-way there. A few times a year, I need to get my cowboy fix by visiting some western-themed destinations…not a hard thing to do in the Lone Star state! My craving hit early this year, so my wife and I headed to Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World. Bandera is located about 50…Read more
A Rainbow of Colors in Texas’ Only Tulip Field

A Rainbow of Colors in Texas’ Only Tulip Field

Ask any Texan how they know spring is here and they will usually mention the bluebonnets that start to pop up across fields and along roadsides right about now. But folks who live near Pilot Point might also say "tulips"! I'm cruising along FM 2931, just east of Pilot Point's downtown. This is Horse Country, and I'm enjoying driving by one ranch after another, seeing horses grazing, passing wide open green fields.  Suddenly a burst of color appears: rows and rows of pinks, purples, reds, yellows, oranges, whites - 5 acres of bright…Read more
50 Fantastic and FREE Things to do in Dallas

50 Fantastic and FREE Things to do in Dallas

Reality TV has done Dallas a disservice.  With shows like "Big Rich Texas" and "Most Eligible Dallas", folks might get the impression that this city is all about big hair, huge egos and massive bank accounts.  The real reality is that "Big D" is a cultural hotspot, brimming with art, music, great shopping and fascinating history -- and you don't have to be a wealthy socialite to enjoy the city.  In fact, many of the great things Dallas has to offer are FREE.   Click here for a great list of 50 cool…Read more