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,

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 slowly

Beautiful Lucerne

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast Have you ever wondered what the world looks like from a top the Swiss Alps? Have you ever ridden on a cogwheel railway up the side of a mountain? I was lucky enough to experience both in Lucerne, Switzerland! Mt. Pilatus was one of my must experience destinations… along with

Traveling SOLO: Try It, You Might Like It!

By Shirene Hayes Photo credit: www.connorvision.com Do you love to travel? Do you love to travel by yourself? Perhaps by the time you finish reading this article, and subsequent articles about traveling by yourself at 50+, you may wish to consider solo travel for your next trip. Do not in any way misunderstand, I love

Colombian Coffee in Bogota

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast. Do you ever feel like there is so much travel to be had and so little time?  I sure do!  Hence, I live in a world of random and spur of the moment!  This last summer was my epic 55th birthday.  I decided five days before my birthday I was going to cross off of my

Ride DART to the Airport this Holiday Season

The holiday season has arrived, and many will be heading out of town to visit family and friends. If your travel plans include flying out of one of North Texas’ two airports, let DART be your ground transportation. Orange Line to DFW Airport Travelers can start their journey at any DART light rail station and

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