10 reasons why we Love Living in Plano

15 years ago if you had asked me why I love or rather why I live in Plano – I would have given you just two reasons, good schools and easy to travel from. My Blog is called Outside Suburbia for a reason!  We loved getting out of the suburbs…. it Read More …

A Staycation exploring fun things to do in Frisco Texas

Thanks to the boys baseball schedule we had to stay home this Spring break, no trips to exotic beach destinations not even driving trips to the the hill country which has been the norm for us all these years.  But between all those games practices and tournaments we managed to Read More …

Texas Road trips : Favorite Family Getaways near Dallas

Dallas is many hours from nice beaches, National Parks and the mountains, but there are still plenty of choices for a Texas weekend getaway.  Over the years we have been on quite a few Spring Getaways near Dallas, after all, we have lived here for over 20 years.  Here are Read More …

Best Instagrammable spots in Dallas, Fort Worth and the Suburbs

When we travel I don’t typically seek out Instagrammy locations but seek out experiences. But when we are home in Dallas it is a fun to find Instagramy spots on weekends when we don’t have baseball games, plans with friends or other commitments.  We have vibrant murals, neat architecture and Read More …

10 Best Valentine Sweets in Dallas for your Sweetheart

While you can never go wrong with a last minute dozen red roses from the one of the white tents setup around the neighborhood markets, there is something about adding a one of a kind box of decadent sweets and a handwritten card that makes the Valentines Day extra special.  You Read More …

Fall colors in Dallas Fort Worth

Fall is a fun time in Dallas, when the temperatures are still in the seventies, the Texan sun is shining and the foliage start turning into shades of gold, gorgeous oranges and reds.  While we don’t have the typical New England or Maine kind of acres and acres of leaf Read More …

Thanks Giving Square Dallas – A place of contemplation, serenity and gratitude

Thanks Giving Square is an urban garden in downtown Dallas. Set fifteen feet below ground level with a four foot wall blocking the sound of cars and the Dart rail that run near by, it is meditative and serene space that inspires gratitude. Thanks Giving Square Dallas is not on Read More …

River Walking and Feeding Sea lions : A weekend in San Antonio

San Antonio is one of our favorite destinations for a Texas Road trip – we have been to this underrated city in Texas a few times and every time there is always something new to discover.  Take a Friday off and leave early to tackle the Enchanted Rock and make Read More …

Best International Restaurants in Dallas : Travel the World through your tastebuds

Summer is around the corner and while we would all like to pack our bags, hop on a plane to go places and see the world.  It’s not always feasible with work, kids schedules, finances and life in general!  Sometimes you don’t need plane tickets for a mini getaway, just Read More …