Posts with Tag: ActivePlaces

Happy Trails

Happy new year! My family welcomed in 2021 by hitting the trails. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge had been on my bucket list for years. It turned out even prettier and better marked than

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Holiday Event

The annual holiday event Luminations is glowing and growing - now spanning two weekends. Visit the Wildflower Center at night where pathways are lined with candlelight, one of the most beautiful holid

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Barton Hill Farms

Barton Hill Farms had been on my “to do” list for a couple of years. Recently, the kids and I got to check it out. The day trip was a hit! It reminded us of the surprises that make exploring new plac

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Sample entry: Veloway

Biking on smooth pavement in the Hill Country sans cars makes an outing to the Veloway worth the trip, especially for young bikers. The 3-mile loop (that can be shortened to 1 mile with a shortcut

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Tips for Hiking with Kids

Pack snacks and water. My kids actually get excited to carry their own water (and will drink more) when it’s in Camelbak packs on their backs or when they carry their own stash of snacks and a drink

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Sample Entry: Camp Mabry

Camp Mabry, an operating military post open to the public, offers a surprising range of activities for young civilians, from tank and aircraft displays to a military museum and even fishing. Extendin

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Camping Checklist

You're used to packing clothes and toiletries for a trip. When camping, don't forget these things too! Home away from home √ Tent √ Tarp for beneath tent and/or for shoes outside tent door √ Slee

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Zilker Park Map for Kids

Contained within the bounds of Zilker Park, there are over a dozen family-friendly things to do! To make it easy to find them all, I created this handy dandy kid-centric map. You can download a copy o

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Book Signings and Events Calendar

Looking for fun ways to get your signed copy? Come on out! Sunday, 11/12/23 Author Signing at Texas Book Festival 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm I'll be signing books at the Texas Book Festival this Sunday wit

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