Haunted Jail Tour in Charleston, SC

We had a hard time deciding which tours to do on our last trip to Charleston!  After much deliberation, we decided on a carriage ride around the city with a tour guide and visiting the Old City Jail.  I’m a big ole scaredy cat, so it’s sort of strange for me to want to do […]

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Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to cook spaghetti squash.  I love it plain with butter, but add some garlic, tons of cheese, spinach and a little more cheese, and it feels sinful. Cooking spaghetti squash is super fast if you have a pressure cooker.  Instead of baking in the oven for 45 minutes, […]

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Ten Awesome Vacations for Families

The Grand Canyon – I am terrified of heights.  Seriously.  I don’t like to climb ladders.  So this was a tough one for me.  But you don’t have to stand close to the rail to enjoy the beauty of the Grand Canyon.  We didn’t do have a long visit, we just went for the day […]

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Inks Lake

Inks Lake is the smallest lake in the Highland Lakes chain.  It is only 831 acres, compared to Lake Buchanan at 22,333 acres.  Don’t let it’s small size fool you.  Inks Lake is worth a trip!  It has an amazing State Park with 200 campsites and 22 cabins. A very popular area in Inks Lake […]

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Booking Travel Plans without wasting time or money

Are you tired of searching every site out there to find the lowest rates on accommodations?  I was.  Booking a vacation shouldn’t stress you out.  You are going on a vacation to get away from stress.  I finally found a site that searches everywhere to find me the lowest rates at hotels, condos and resorts […]

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Grape Jelly

How to make jelly from wild Mustang Grapes. or more appropriately (Pictures to go along with the Sure Jell directions)  Seriously people, don’t reinvent the wheel.  The sure jell people know how to do this.  It’s sort of their job. First, don’t eat them.  The skins are bitter and they have seeds.  When we were […]

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How do We do it?

This is the question I get asked most, hands down.  How do you travel so much? There are more ways to arrange travel than there are places to go!  But these are a few of the things that have worked for us. Accomodations We bought a time share.  Wait.  Before you start, realize that ours […]

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Aruba, One Happy Island

Usually when we go to Aruba, it is just a few of us at a time.  This time, we took a lot of extended family and it was definitely a different experience for us.  Most of us met in Austin and got a connecting flight from Houston with Southwest Airlines.  The flight from Houston to […]

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