Kissing Texas Longhorns at Copper Breaks State Park

I was afraid we’d miss seeing the Texas Longhorn at Copper Breaks.  They only have a ranger showing a few times a month on Saturdays, and we were late leaving Amarillo that morning.  Copper Breaks is located just outside of the town of Quanah,Texas otherwise known as “that town halfway between Fort Worth and Amarillo” […]

No, There is Not a Problem with Children : Poor Parenting on Airplanes

I am so very tired of reading about the problem with children on airplanes.  Everyone seems to have a story about these horrible children that sat next to them/behind them and made their eight hour flight a living hell.  “Won’t someone do something?  Ban the children!” is their rallying cry. Sorry, guys, that is wrong. […]

Travel Tip : Cheap Beach Souvenirs – Name Photos

I’ve found that the more you travel, the less souvenirs you bring home.  You can only have so many trinkets and do-dads, and buying overpriced stuff for no reason other than you were there at that moment loses appeal.  If you don’t limit it, your house will look like this “bachelor’s bedroom” covered in action figures.  Not […]

Friday Five! – Five Ways I Choose a Destination

There’s been a lot of talk about how to choose a destination lately.  It is almost Spring Break, and families are trying to escape the bleakness of winter and head to different surroundings.  We rarely travel during Spring Break.  Since we fly standby for most of our trips, we try to travel as off-peak as […]

Why I Couldn’t Care Less About TSA Letting Knives Back on Planes

I am often critical of the reactionary policies of TSA. They tend to overreact to threats, and I don’t think it is effective or efficient. Let’s think back to 2006 when TSA received what was called a credible threat about terrorists using liquids to basically make a bomb in flight. What does TSA do? They […]