Frisco, A Sports City Like No Other

By Fred Mays~ Frisco, Texas, is an unlikely but big-time sports town. Frisco has expanded from a farming community of 35,000 to a 200,000-person metropolis, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The extension of the Dallas North Tollway made Frisco more accessible starting in 2007.

Secluded Island Getaways on Florida’s Gulf Coast

By Fred Mays ~   Florida is a big, populous state with lots of tourists. Consequently, finding a little peace and quiet on the beach gets harder all the time. But here are places where you can get away from the crowds and enjoy some sand-dune solitude.   Cabbage Key The attractions on Cabbage

An Urban Oasis Amid the Hustle and Bustle of Downtown Dallas

By Fred Mays. Klyde Warren Park is an island of luscious green among the downtown Dallas skyscrapers and concrete freeways. The park is part of a freeway, built on a two-block platform over the Woodall Rogers Expressway. The project began in 2009 cost more than $100 million to build and develop. It

Older Athletes Slow Aging by Staying Fit

By Fred Mays. They say, “Age is just a number.” I say, “B.S.!” I’m 74. There are physical things I can’t do anymore, due to my arthritis: “century” rides on my bike, wrestling a kayak on and off the roof of my car. The aging process is real. The only undefeated athlete is Father Time.

A Refreshing Escape to the Piney Woods

By Fred Mays ~  Winter is behind us, and in the brief respite called “spring” in North Texas, we stream outdoors before the summer heat wave hits us. For many of us, the woods are calling. Camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking. All can be found close to home in the expansive lands of the Piney

Bluebonnet Trail

By Fred Mays   April brings us many things. If you’re a baseball fan it means opening day. If you’re a tax fan (huh?) it means settling up with Uncle Sam. But in Texas it always means Bluebonnets, the official state flower. Bluebonnet season starts in south and central Texas in March, and rolls

The National Soccer Hall of Fame

An Experience Like No Other By Fred Mays ~ The moment you walk through the doors of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, you know something is special, here. This isn’t just a collection of rooms, filled with old jerseys. This is a high-tech experience that starts with a facial recognition scan and a

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