How to spend One day in Verona : Visit an ancient arena, Juliet’s balcony and other things to do

Known as “Little Rome”, Verona has a rich cultural past but is mostly known for Shakespeare’s famous love story Romeo and Juliet.  Verona was founded sometime in the 1st century BC, which is evidenced by the prominent Roman remains in that you see in city.  These include the amphitheater, the Read More …

One Day in Salzburg : Walking in the footsteps of Mozart and singing Do Re Me at Mirabell Palace Gardens and other things to do

Located on banks of the Salzach river with picturesque Easters Alps as the backdrop, Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria.  Translated it literally means “salt castle”.  Whether you are traveling in summer or during winter there is plenty to do in Salzburg.  The city has many Baroque churches, the stunning Hohensalzburg Castle, Read More …

Fall Festivals around Dallas

As the temperature starts to drop it is time for some fall festival fun around town.  Who am I kidding – the temperatures don’t really drop around here in Dallas till November but we Texan love to celebrate the season!  From Diwali – a festival of light celebrated by most Read More …

Plano Balloon Festival : Our yearly tradition!

As much as we love getting Outside Suburbia, there are times I’m excited that I live in the Suburbs – September is one of those times when Hot Air Balloons float across the autumn skies of Plano. Plano hosts the biggest, brightest, finest Balloon festivals. It has become a yearly fall tradition Read More …

American Riviera Getaway : A Family Weekend in Santa Barbara, California

We spent a family weekend in the American Riviera at Santa Barbara California – enjoying a few leisurely days of the soothing California Sun, cloud-covered mountain views, sparkling Pacific shorelines, Spanish architecture, exotic gardens, and farm-fresh food & local wine.  We spent most of our time at the resort at Rosewood Read More …

Short and Easy hikes in US National Parks

From seeing glaciers to geysers to swimming in turquoise water and seeing wildlife there is plenty of easy adventures to be had in our Nation’s 61 National Parks.  While we haven’t been to many of them, I asked some of my travel-loving friends what their family-friendly adventures (short, easy hikes) were Read More …

15 Best things to do in Malaga, Spain and why you must go there now

Located in Spain’s southern Andalucia, Malaga is a vibrant city that has so much to offer the intrepid tourist. Jam-packed with history, Malaga has been home to several civilizations stretching back 3,000 years. Phoenician traders originally founded a commercial center here in the early 7th Century BC and were soon followed Read More …

Museum of Memories : Colorful Art Installation Popup in Dallas

The Museum of Memories is a colorful art installation popup in Dallas created by Steffi Lynn Tsai, along with her brother and a childhood friend. Tsai’s pop-up is perfect for people who grew up in the 90s and 2000 era, there are a lot of nostalgic references to classic teen movies Read More …

10 Best Day trips from Salzburg, Austria : Mountain adventures, Lakes and Epic drives

A charming city in Austria with spectacular views of the Eastern Alps, Salzburg is perfectly located for some of the top day trips in Austria.  While the Altstadt (Old Town) is renowned for its baroque architecture, its UNESCO World Heritage site, and breathtaking squares, palaces and gardens it is the perfect Read More …