The Gospel According To Maria: Sunday Hippie Church

There’s no secret that I have a hankerin’ for the different, the bizarre, the off-the-beaten-path and certainly the humorous and entertaining. Well, that said, I stumbled upon another experience this past weekend in South Austin that pretty much wraps’em all up in one big ass celebration of life – Sunday Hippie Church at Maria’s Taco […]

Bridge Over Excellent Water

When it comes to my favorite locations in Austin to spend time, relax, soak up some sun and take in the awesomeness of the great outdoors, I head to the Pennybacker Bridge, or what’s more commonly in these parts as the “360 Bridge,” due to its connection of the north and southbound portions of Loop […]

Walkin’ On Water

More and more now, I get asked by both current residents and out-of-towners about unique, off-the-beaten path experiences I recommend checking out here in the Austin area. Granted we’re gifted with many amazing options both locally and out in the Texas Hill Country, there’s not one obvious answer. However, since we’re in the midst of […]

Ever Had a Sh*tty Sunday?

Among the very best places to take a visitor to Austin, in my mind, has to be one of the finest dive bars on the planet – Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon – in North Austin, between 45th Street and Koenig (FM 2222) on Burnet Road. What you will find at Ginny’s, will, quite simply, rock […]

The Bronzed and The Beautiful

As Texans, we are naturally proud people. Proud of our history. Proud of our past. Proud of our heroes. Proud of those who have come before us…and who also walk among us. That said, here in Austin, we honor those greats and legends with some “Texas-sized” statues from sports greats to brilliant musicians to those […]

The Finest ‘Rest Area’ in Texas

When venturing out to the newly thriving bars and restaurants of “hipster haven” East Austin, I seriously doubt the average Joe is privy to the historic final resting place for many legendary notables from the Lone Star State located just blocks away at the Texas State Cemetery. Admittedly, I was one of them. Until I […]

Creative. Easy going. Thoughtful. Cool.

The headline says it all about Austin’s latest addition to the boutique hotel market – Heywood Hotel – located just a stone’s throw from downtown, east of I-35 on Cesar Chavez. A three year project by owner, Kathy Setzer, has resulted in an excellent new lodging option inside a fully renovated and restored 1920’s Craftsman-style […]

Nature’s Treasures

Having been lucky enough to live in the amazing city of Austin, Texas since early 2008, I’ll readily admit to having gotten around our town as much as humanly possible during the last five years. However, few things are as satisfying to me as discovering new areas, places and experiences. With my beloved 3 ½ […]