Golden Gate Bridge

10 Iconic San Francisco Landmarks

Are you planning a trip to San Francisco and wondering what you should see? Here is a list of some of the most iconic San Francisco landmarks to help you make your itinerary! But if you’d like to take a downloadable (and printable!) copy of this list, simply enter your email here to have me…

Texas Gulf Coast Sunset

Texas Gulf Coast Adventure

Summer 2018, the time of my Texas Gulf Coast adventure with 30+ members of my family! I’ve just recently wrapped up sharing some of my photos from the trip on Instagram, and wanted to share some of those here too, in case you haven’t seen them. But I’m also sharing some fun photos for my…

Grayton Beach Sunset

Grayton Beach in Florida

For anyone reading my blog who is not following me on Instagram, here’s a look at some of my favorite pictures from my 2017 family trip to Grayton Beach in Florida!     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jac • Blogger • Houston, Texas (@texantravels) on Aug 2, 2018 at…

Grotto Apps

Grotto: A Hit and a Miss

I hope you’ve arrived here after reading my harrowing story about securing our reservation at Grotto for our party of 25. If not, click here to read it and then come back! Also, if you’re looking to try Grotto on a Tuesday during the summer, call! Chances are they are open and the website just…

Cornelius Nursery Pumpkin Selection

Cornelius Nursery Pumpkin Fest

This weekend (09/29/18) I attended the Cornelius Nursery Annual Pumpkin Fest. If you missed it this year, it’s definitely an event you should consider taking your kids to next year! Travel Tip #15: Go Earlier in the Day This tip is great for multiple reasons: The earlier you go, the less picked through the selection!…

Gypsy Joynt Outside Wall

Lunch at the Gypsy Joynt

If you walk into the Gypsy Joynt and are surprised by their eclectic decor, what could you have possibly been expecting from a place called the Gypsy Joynt? Atmosphere There is so much to look at inside, and my only negative comment I can say would be that it was pretty dark inside and wasn’t…

Destin-Florida

Disney, the Outtakes

Click through to see these girls all grown up! You may have noticed some of my Instagram posts for Disney alluded to stories not related to Disney… And they may have left you wondering, “Did she forget that she was going to tell us this other story?” Well I didn’t! I was just saving it…

Walt-Disney-World-Watercolor

The Road to Disney

Are you a family with teenagers and younger kids, wondering how the two groups will like and remember a family trip to Walt Disney World? Ten years later, here’s our family’s take on it: The Parents Mom, age 35 Parents certainly have a different take on Disney world, and my mom (now 45) has a…