Travel

Discover the Magic of Manhattan During the Holidays

By Mary Meier-Evans, The Curious Cowgirl Travel Blog ~ Christmas in Manhattan is so magical, particularly for children. If you are curious about the best Holiday Events in NYC, get ready to get your jingle on! Make your plans to visit NYC any time between November 15 and January 5; so you can experience all

Austin, Texas and Prescott, Arizona—A Comparison of Two Fabulous Cities

By Gail Clifford ~ If you love Austin, you’ll love Prescott Arizona …The Connections You Never Knew “Home is not a place…it’s a feeling.” After recent visits to both Austin and Prescott, I realized if you love one, you’ll easily love the other, the synchronicity is astounding and you feel, well, right at home. Of

Paint the Town (Car) Red at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

By Gail Clifford  |  Above photo by Harold Hall, haroldhallphotography.com. How many places exist where you can paint over existing art? It’s THE reason to stop at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Bring some spray paint and paint this “town” red, green, blue, or yellow. Don’t forget your boots, for puddles and muddy areas. Park

Dipping Your Toes in the ExPat Pond

By Gail Clifford , MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FHM  |  Above photo by Claire Tardy | Do you enjoy meeting new people and exploring new places? Do you crave a little adventure? Are you flexible enough to consider living in another country? Are you ready to get out there and experience something unknown and exciting?

You’re an Empty Nester…Now What?

By Mary Meier-Evans, The Curious Cowgirl Travel Blog ~ Hello, fellow Empty Nester! Happy Fall!!! How was your Summer? Mine? Thanks for asking! My husband and I had one graduate from college, and a second (the last of our four kids) graduate from high school. Happy tears. Sad tears. And now what? I’m not a psychologist.

Experiencing the Sights, Sounds and Cuisine of Rio De Janeiro

By Shirene Hayes. As I boarded the plane to Rio De Janeiro, for yet another fabulous birthday adventure, the song “The Girl From Ipanema” started playing in my head. As I landed, I started humming the tune. As I arrived at my lodgings for the next five days, the words were crossing my lips. I spent

Exploring Alaska, the Last Great Frontier

By Shirene Hayes. It’s true: some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without first getting lost. For me, the last frontier —Alaska — was indeed this place. From the moment I arrived in Anchorage and Barrow, till the plane passed through the clouds on my departure, I was absolutely astounded at the beauty of Alaska. Pictures

Summer Staycation for All Ages

By Heidi Frankel ~ Summer Staycations aren’t just for kids – they’re for the young at heart too! This summer make plans for a DARTable staycation and let DART be your guide to fun with friends and family. For those of you with kids or grandkids in tow, some places reduce admission prices for youth.

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

Make Lisbon, Portugal Your Next Vacation Destination

By Shirene Hayes As I was researching my next exciting adventure, I fell in love with the beautiful pastel-colored buildings and scenery of Lisbon, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and book a flight. My chosen airline was TAP. It was a great value and was an exceptional experience, with superior service,

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