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 …

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 …

9 Things to do at the Dallas Zoo : See Waddling Penguins, Cute Koalas and Feed Giraffes

With summer break in full swing and two littles visiting from India, we decided to take them to the Dallas Zoo to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, at 106 acres Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! There are lots of family friendly things to Read More …

Texas Lavender Fields : Why go to Provence when you can find them right here?

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family native to the Old World. These days it can be found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. They are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental Read More …

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 : Best 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 …