Free Things To Do In Savannah

Probably the biggest field trip I went on was to Savannah, Georgia, USA when I was in 5th grade. The port city, located south east of the state capital, was about a 4 hour drive 1 way! The carefree waterway vibe of River Street mixed with the historic walking tours stayed with me. As an…

Visit Caddo Lake

Estimated Cost: $120 2 adults, 1 night, entrance to the state park, dinner and lunch. While still in recovery from my broken leg, and continuing the monthly travel tradition, I was looking for somewhere to go where I would not have to do a great deal of hiking yet get some awesome views. A quick…

Visiting McCurtain County, Oklahoma

For the past few years, I had longed to finally make the short journey from North Texas to McCurtain County, Oklahoma. The idea of cabin life was intriguing and I could use a unique getaway. So, if this sounds like a place you want to learn more about, be prepared to mark some days off…

5 Hot Tub Exercises

If you’re like me, you filter hotel results based off if there is a hot tub or not. There may be those who deny your need for a relaxing stay in a hot tub, but I say there’s more to that warm bubbling goodness than meets the eye. During my most recent trip to McCurtain County,…

A Year of Travel – Eclipse in Kansas City

Estimated Cost: $400 2 adults, 3 nights, entrance to the museum and farmhouse, WWI National Monument, and other points of interest, dinner at Gates BBQ and other meals. Months ago, I discovered the zone of totality and I knew what I had to plan for, seeing the eclipse in THAT zone. Originally, I had planned…

A Year of Travel – New Orleans

Estimated Cost: $500 2 adults, 3 nights, tickets for a city tour and other walkable attractions, breakfast at Elizabeth’s and a drink (or 2) on Bourbon St plus other meals. I’ve been looking forward to writing this one. I have wanted to go to New Orleans for as long as I can remember. Every year…

A Year of Travel – Fort Worth

Estimated Cost: $200 2 adults, 1 night, dinner at Riscky’s BBQ, a beverage (or 2) in The Stockyards, staying near Sundance Square, and shopping at Montgomery Ward. For my halfway point in A Year of Travel, I decided to do something different. As a regular tourist, I thought it was time to be a guide…

A Year of Travel – San Antonio

It’s that time again! Estimated Cost: $250 2 adults, 2 nights, parking, tickets for the boat ride around the riverwalk, and meals. This time I’m setting off to a place I’ve been wanting to see since I moved to Texas in 2009 – San Antonio. South from me by about 4 hours, I set sail…

A Year of Travel – Carlsbad Caverns

March has arrived! That means trip #3 is in order. I’ve had a lot of busy this month. Last week I had a friend fly in for a long weekend and we stayed in the Omni hotel in Dallas. My favorite part of that stay was getting in the hot tub and looking over downtown…

A Year of Travel – Hagerman Wildlife Refuge

Estimated Cost: $150 2 adults, 1 night, staying at Best Western Plus, dinner at Big Rig, and entrance to Eisenhower’s birthplace and Grayson County Frontier Village. (The Wildlife Refuge is free!) The time has come to take my first trip in the year of travel! I wanted to start the journey in my backyard. I’ve…