The History of the Last Herd of Buffalo – Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas

For generations the buffalo were the Plains Indians’ source of food, clothing, tools and dwellings. These animals were gifts from their Gods, and each piece of the animal had a purpose. Even the buffalo chips were used as fuel. They were plentiful on the plains before the middle of the 1800’s, like pigeons in New […]

What to do When Severe Weather Threatens – Traveling in Tornado Alley : A Guide for Visitors

I grew up in North Texas, so how to respond when there is a possibility of a tornado is second nature to me.  However, talking with travelers from other parts of the world I realized that not everyone knows what to do if they are on a trip and threatened with severe weather. What is […]

Friday Night Lights – It’s Real Y’all! High School Football in Texas

Last year, I was at a conference in Spain and I met two British ladies who worked for a travel company. When they heard I was from Texas, the first thing they asked me was if Friday Night Lights was an accurate portrayal of high school football in Texas. Yes ma’am! I might not have […]

Travel is an Education : Homeschool at Home, Unschooling on the Road

I’ve talked briefly about how we are homeschooling before. The whole concept is a little ironic. I was homeschooled in high school and feel I didn’t receive nearly as good of an education or experience as I would have in public school. It has made me an outspoken opponent of it, and then… I am […]

Yes, Texas Has Beaches! Playing in the Sand at Galveston Island State Park

Texas is usually known for barbecue, longhorn cows and western wear.  Even though Texas has a long coastline, I don’t think people think a lot about the coastal region.  People fly to California, Florida and Hawaii for the beaches, right?  Not Texas! There are several great beaches in Texas where the Gulf of Mexico crashes onto […]