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Amazing Austin Museums

Have you ever wanted to see a side of Austin you’ve never experienced? Maybe learn a bit about Austin that you didn’t know existed? Well I’ve got the perfect list for you! I think checking out the Austin museum scene is the way to both of these things. 1.Bob Bullock Museum If you’re coming from out of state or didn’t go through the Texas’ school system this is my top museum. Texas has a long, complicated history behind it from the settlement by Spanish Conquistadors to the election of LBJ as president. This museum has all the details about Texas history and can really help fill in any blanks you might have. 2.Umlauf Sculpture Garden This museum was donated in 1985 and has stood as an Austin staple ever since. It has literally hundreds of sculptures mostly by one artist…

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May 3, 2021

Why you Should Check Out the Cidercade

There is a restaurant, arcade, and bar new to the city of Austin that I’m absolutely in love with! It’s the only restaurant on Lady Bird Lake that has a patio space and its bar menu is all brewed in house. They also sell by the can or in six packs if you want to take something to go at an affordable rate! Here are some reasons I love the Cidercade: Dozens of Arcade games The Cidercade has all of your classic favorites from your childhood ranging from Pac-Man to Air Hockey. It also receives newer arcade games and is expecting more as Covid restrictions loosen. My personal favorites are some of the pinball machines because they provide endless hours of entertainment as you chase the highest score. Great Food Something you’ll notice as soon as you walk onto the…

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April 16, 2021

Breakfast Ideas in Austin

They say Austin is the city of the breakfast taco, but honestly I don’t think that’s the case. If I was to think of all my favorite local breakfast spots in the city most of them don’t specialize in breakfast tacos. While on this train of thought I decided to make a list of my favorite local breakfast spots: 1. Kerbey Lane This restaurant is the Austin equivalent to IHOP, but I think they use better quality ingredients and have a more unique staff. For example, my favorite waiter at my location of choice always wears a rainbow unitard with a top hat. On top of the unique wait staff the restaurants are all dog friendly and before the pandemic they would even give your pets treats. All of this is just part of the charm that makes Kerbey Lane…

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March 2, 2021

Keeping Fit in 2021 Through Kayaking!

There are a great many people who are trying to keep their New Year’s Resolution of keeping fit. I am personally going out on the water more and I thought why not share what makes kayaking the perfect activity to help keep you healthy. 1. Great for your cardiovascular health! If you enjoy running, or cycling then kayaking is the exercise for you. The exercise is repetitive and keeps your blood pumping.Which is not only great for your heart, but also helps build up your stamina. 2. Low Impact Activity As previously mentioned kayaking is similar to running in that it is great for your heart health. However, unlike running, kayaking is a low impact sport and doesn’t leave a lasting impact on your joints. It instead builds up your back and core strength as you paddle along. 3. It’s…

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January 15, 2021

Last Minute Austin Christmas Ideas

There are many great local spots to get a last minute surprise gift for loved ones before Christmas. Some are local shops and others are amazingly fun experiences. I’m hoping you’ll be able to find some ideas with this short list. 1. Austin Paddle Shack This fun little paddleboard and kayak rental location is located…

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December 15, 2020

Awesome Austin Burgers

There are many burgers in Austin to try and despite the city being a “taco” city I would disagree and say there is a much stronger presence of American food, specifically burgers. In my time in Austin I have found several great hamburger spots that I want to share with you in no specific order: 1. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Located all around the Austin area including a convenient location on South Congress this company has amazing burgers! Although be mindful of their fries because several people could easily share an order and still not finish them. An additional criticism is their burgers offer a lot of bun and breadiness which is not to everyone’s enjoyment. However their burgers are satisfying and offer a variety of different options including my personal favorite the Llano Poblano. They also offer a spicy burger,…

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November 16, 2020

Austin Holiday Traditions in 2020

     With the spooky season ending and the start of the holidays rushing in, many are wondering, “What festivities are there to do in Austin during the times of Covid-19? Luckily for us holiday fanatics there are several events still staying open or modifying with the new normal. Some of which are Austin staples and others are new ideas only made possible by the spread of the virus. 1. Austin’s Trail of Lights The Trail of Lights in Austin is a staple to the holiday season filled with hot cocoa, carnival rides, and twirling beneath the massive wire light tree. Unfortunately, due to Covid there won’t be the possibility for massive crowds walking through a giant Christmas display. Instead holiday wanderers are going to have to drive through the Zilker Park area in their cars to view the beautiful…

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November 1, 2020

Dog Friendly Austin Businesses

     We all love many things about coming to and living in Austin. To me though possibly the biggest thing that I enjoy about Austin is the positive attitude towards pets, especially dogs. Most people don’t know this when they get here, but Austin is the number one dog friendly city in America. As…

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September 13, 2020

Lake Travis Activities

There are so many great things to do on all the bodies of water around the city of Austin. Today though I thought I would focus on a larger body of water that often goes under appreciated for all it has to offer. Lake Travis has dozens of iconic parks, activities, and restaurants located around it that truly makes it special: 1. Hippie Hollow Park This little iconic park just happens to be the only clothing optional beach within Travis County. It’s lovingly named after the children of the summer of love or hippies that founded the park. The park does allow people to enjoy great swimming in a beautiful natural area. However, do be aware that I would not recommend taking children to the park if you want to protect them from nudity. 2. Pace Bend Park Home to…

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August 16, 2020

Walking Through a Pandemic

There are several things that can occur to make your time during quarantine a little more enjoyable. One such activity is going to one of Austin’s many hiking or biking trails and enjoying the nature. A benefit of both living and visiting the city is the blend between an amazing cityscape and nature filled splendor….

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July 19, 2020

How to Get a Drink In a Pandemic

One of the main attractions to the city of Austin is our 6th street and Rainey street areas and their bar/club settings. However, in the middle of a pandemic how are you supposed to go out for a drink? Well I have come up with a few options that either have loopholes or are great alternative options when in need of a drink. 1. Coffee Houses and Beer Gardens      Many coffee houses within the city of Austin do not just limit their menus to coffee alone. Some like Radio City Coffee (in North Austin) and Cosmic Coffee (in South Austin) offer a full bar with liquor and beer options. What I like about both spots is that they abide by all CDC guidelines and provide plenty of outdoor seating. Also, of importance is there are several food trucks…

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July 8, 2020

Tips For Surviving 2020

1. Take social media breaks when possible. There are a multitude of factors affecting each of years whether it be the Coronavirus, the upcoming election, or other political and social factors ongoing in the country. All of this has created a social media climate that can be difficult or stressful to be a part of….

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June 17, 2020