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  • Storybook Capital of Texas

A Trip to the Storybook Capital of Texas, Abilene

  Take a day trip to find the quirky storybook sculptures that ignite the imagination in downtown Abilene – the Storybook Capital When I found out that Abilene, Texas was the Storybook Capital of Texas and there were 18 sculptures...
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  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village

Going Back in Time in West Texas – Buffalo Gap

Thirteen miles southwest of Abilene at the intersection of Farm roads 89 and 1235 is the tiny community of Buffalo Gap, Texas population 463. In 1880 Buffalo Gap was a booming town of 1,200 people with a drugstore, blacksmith shop,...
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The Best of the Best in Galveston, Texas – Eat, Play, Shop

Talk to travelers or Texans about Galveston, and you could get some scoffs and looks of displeasure if you name the island as a place you want to vacation. Galveston is not known for the best beaches in the US,...
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  • Top 25 Things to do in Waco, Tx

Top 25 Thrilling Things to Do in Waco, TX

If you are passing through or making a special trip to Waco, Texas you are in for a fun-filled adventure. Waco offers museums, incredible historical sites, and relaxing indoor and outdoor stores and restaurants. You won’t run out of things...
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  • Magnolia Market

Ultimate Tips for a Trip to Magnolia Market in Waco, TX

If you are a fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper that stars Chip and Joanna Gains, then a trip to the Central Texas college town of Waco is on your bucket list. Since it’s opening and announcement on HGTV’s Fixer Upper that...
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  • Best Time to go to Costa Rica

When is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica?

I’m often asked, “When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?” The short answer is – any time is a great time to go to Costa Rica. But you probably already figured that out, so let me break it...
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  • Three days in Rome

Three Days in Rome Itinerary

If you are spending a full three days in Rome, you’re going to have a busy three days. This itinerary is a bit slower paced than the one or two-day itinerary. Of course, you can customize it as you like....
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Two Days in Rome Itinerary

Spending only two days in Rome can feel like a world wind because it is. We are going to try to pack as much as we can get into these precious two days. You’re going to have a great time,...
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  • How to Spend One Day in Rome

One Day in Rome Itinerary

One Day in Rome If you only have one day in Rome, let’s hope that you will be back soon. There is no possible way to see all that Rome has to offer in a day or even two. However,...
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Why I Did a Hop On Hop Off Bus in San Francisco

  In all my years of traveling, I have never taken a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. I always thought they were cheesy. You see them meandering around New York and other major cities. You know them – those...
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  • Ostia Antica Rome Italy A Southern Traveler

Why You Should Visit Ostia Antica When in Rome

Ostia Antica, you have probably never heard of it, but if you are in Rome, this ancient Roman city is one you don’t want to miss. Ostia Antica is similar to Pompeii, but without the long trip and the crowds!...
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  • La Fortuna Waterfall Costa Rica

Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall in Costa Rica

(La Catarata de La Fortuna) The charming town of La Fortuna, near Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal, is teaming with wildlife, and the scenery is breathtaking. There are many things to do in this area including a visit to the national...
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A Southern Traveler Nominated for the Liebster Award!

A Southern Traveler Got a Liebster Award! I feel like I should be giving a speech in front of a huge auditorium, wearing some sort of sparkly designer gown, and start a long winded speech about thanking my husband, my...
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5 Steps to Getting Caught Up on Email After Vacation

  The bliss of your vacation suddenly comes to a screeching halt when you come home to a full inbox. If you’re anything like me, you probably have loads of laundry and other household chores to do as well. Nothing...
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How to Use Hashtags to Build your Brand on Social Media

Hashtags are used in mainstream marketing on a constant basis. The ongoing joke with my friends is saying things like, “Hashtag want it” or “Hashtag awesome.” All joking aside, the use of hashtags in your social media presence can dramatically...
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