Creating something that captures the essence of Texas is no small feat. The Academy Award nominated movie Boyhood (2014) was shot over 12 years with the same actors and filmed at various places across the Lone Star state. Native Texan and director Richard Linklater chose the film locations that embodied the state he grew up in. Whether or not you have seen Boyhood, check out these incredible places that capture the spirit of Texas!
As it is home to hundreds of thousands of restaurants, Texas is full of diverse, unique, eclectic, strange, and downright crazy eateries. Hundreds of these have been featured on popular TV shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Man vs Food, and Unique Eats and showcase the cuisine melting pot that is Texas. Next time you are looking for a challenging meal, an adventurous menu, big time flavor, a Mexican food oasis, or a “damn good” gastropub/icehouse, visit one of these television-worthy restaurants near you.
There are many parks made for relaxation and adventure in Texas when you are traveling. However, there are some parks that are just as individualistic as the Lone Star State itself. Whether you like nature, art, history or want to experience something new, there is something for everyone at these offbeat parks in Texas!
I-35 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin is a source of dread for many, if not all, Texas motorists and travelers. Between the constant construction and the sheer number of cars on the road, the interstate has become a congested mess. If you’re making the trip north or south we suggest taking an alternate route, so that you can enjoy some new scenery, explore some charming Texas towns, and most importantly avoid the nightmare that is I-35. We’ve mapped out a road trip from Austin to DFW that cuts slightly west, assuring minimal traffic and maximum fun.
If you’re looking for a warm cup of joe to cling your chilly hands to during these winter months, look no further. The creation of the series will guide you right to a city’s unique coffee shops. The first stop, Austin, is bursting at the seams with coffee spots that have a keen interest in making unique, flavorful coffee.