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Texas Road Trips

Texas Beach (Corey Leopold CC 2.0)

Summer is just around the corner for most Austinites.  Many of us can’t wait to put on our swimsuit, take off of work, and get ready for a fabulous vacation.  Well this year some might not be able to afford a trip to a Florida beach or a Caribbean cruise.  Very often Texans overlook the great number of things we have to do in our own lone star state.  After all Texas is huge.  Rhode Island would fit into Texas over 212 times, so we must have something worth seeing here!

I have created a list of some of my favorite sites to see around Texas.  Find a good map and some good company and set out for a road trip across the state.  The drive in itself can be fun.

  • You don’t have to miss out on the beach vacation!  Texas beaches have a great coastal vibe and many places to stay.  Some of the most common destinations for Texas beachgoers are Galveston and Padre Island.  My personal favorite Texas beach is in Port Aransas.  It has a small town feel with a great beach.  My favorite resort in the area is the Port Royal. It has great beach access and three fabulous pools.
  • Big Bend National Park is a historic place to take your family this summer.  With the beautiful views and serene landscapes you can experience nature close to home.  The park borders both the US and Mexico so you can get a taste of both cultures in one trip.  More information on visiting Big Bend can be found here.  The Texas ghost town of Terlingua is a fun stop while you are in the area as well. Continue reading

Austin Flights

Airplane by Bruno and Ligia Rodriguez Flickr, CC 2.0 Attribution

Airplane by Bruno and Ligia Rodriguez Flickr, CC 2.0 Attribution

If you are an Austin resident you know that flights from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport can be pretty pricey.  Our airport is ranked among the more expensive places to fly in and out of in the United States.  To make business and vacation travel a little bit less expensive try these options to get the most out of your money and your flying experience.

1.  Join any and all airline programs that you can.  Although you will get the most out of your money by being loyal to just one program, it cannot hurt to belong to all of them.  Never let your miles go to waste and make sure they count toward your collective air travel miles no matter which airline you are on.  After flying for a certain amount you can often get free flights by cashing in on your miles.