Sights To Explore:

Best Places To See Texas Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets are the official state flower of the Lone Star State. Every year, starting around March, thousands of these blue flowers adorn the sides of the highways that sprawl hundreds of miles across the state. But there are a few places in Texas where the bluebonnets are the best, the brightest, and the most concentrated… Continue reading Best Places To See Texas Bluebonnets

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Grand Canyon - Spring Break 2018 (Volunteer)

Service Break: Grand Canyon National Park 2018

During the week of spring break, I travelled, with other Texas Tech students, to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. This wasn't just your ordinary spring break trip, this was a service break. So when we were there, we spent time volunteering with their parking and interpretation services. We did so by helping out with… Continue reading Service Break: Grand Canyon National Park 2018

How To's

How To Be A Tourist In Your Hometown

Book a guided tour! Several tourism agencies in larger cities actually host guided audio, walking, or even horse-drawn carriage tours to see the city. When I visited Charleston, SC, I took a horse-drawn carriage tour around their historic district and it was very fun! Go to your local welcome center or visitor center! Most towns… Continue reading How To Be A Tourist In Your Hometown

Pagosa Springs, CO - Dec 2017

Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Christmas 2017

(Video is at the end of the post) During the month of December, a week before Christmas, I travelled to Pagosa Springs, Colorado! We drove up through New Mexico, staying a night in Santa Fe, before getting there. Once we got there, we stayed at the Wyndham Pagosa Resort and did lots of things while… Continue reading Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Christmas 2017

Sights To Explore:

Stargazing: Best Parks In Texas

Texas is known to have big, open skies during the day, and this stays true even when the sun sets below the horizon. Because of the large distance between some of the major cities, many places in the Lone Star State have amazing places to lay out and stare up at the heavens. Here are… Continue reading Stargazing: Best Parks In Texas

Events To Attend

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration: Glen Rose, Texas 2017

On July 22, 2017, downtown Glen Rose, Texas hosted an event they haven't celebrated in the community before. This event was the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration! The community gathered early that morning to line the streets of the downtown square to watch the parade of horseback riders at 9am. After the parade was… Continue reading National Day of the Cowboy Celebration: Glen Rose, Texas 2017

Edisto Island, SC - May 2017

Huntsville, Alabama: Drive Back From Edisto Island, SC

On the way back from Edisto Island, SC, my family and I drove through the state of Georgia to spend a day in Huntsville, Alabama, or Rocket City USA. To get there, we ended up driving through the Atlanta metro area and all the way through the northern Georgia/southern Tennessee (through Chattanooga) hills. In Huntsville,… Continue reading Huntsville, Alabama: Drive Back From Edisto Island, SC