Hotel Review: Hotel Contessa on San Antonio’s River Walk

It’s been a long school year and Mom needs a break; time to decompress and recharge. Imagine sipping a margarita next to San Antonio’s picturesque River Walk. Enjoy a well-deserved spa treatment at The Woodhouse Day Spa then escape into a book while relaxing on a chaise next to the rooftop pool. End your day enjoying dinner at Las Ramblas as the lights of the San Antonio twinkle. This blissful luxury can be yours at Hotel Contessa, a four-star, all-suite hotel steps away from all the sights. San Antonio is the top travel destination in Texas for good reason....

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Yoga Retreats: Why They are a Special Experience for Moms

Sometimes, all a mom needs is a getaway where her only responsibility is to relax and nourish her soul. Yoga is a centuries-old transformational practice that has been proven to calm and recharge the mind and the body. Here are three yoga retreats to consider and what yoga teachers and moms say about “travel guilt.” These retreats can help both beginner and well-seasoned yogis find balance. Retreat in the Pines, Texas Started in 2004 by Theresa Polley, Retreat in the Pines offers two-day retreats that are women only. Located in East Texas, two hours from Dallas, these retreats take...

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How to Visit Kid-Friendly Houston Attractions for Free

Houston, Texas offers big fun on a little budget. From world-class museums to quirky local attractions, the largest city in Texas has something for everyone. And, with a little planning, visitors can enjoy much of Houston’s family friendly fun for free! Living in Austin, Texas, my family is lucky that we can zip over to Houston for an impromptu mini vacation any time the urge strikes. The sprawling metropolis to our east is a mere two and a half hours away, so we can easily visit without much planning. Recently, we decided to do just that. As an experiment to see how much fun one...

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Wimberley Market Days Offer A Little Bit of Texas Heaven

Wimberley, Texas hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country, and the second largest in the state.  With nearly 500 vendors lining tree-shaded paths, Wimberley Market Days is a “don’t-miss” Central Texas event that is free and fun for the whole family. Wimberley Market Days Offer A Little Bit of Texas Heaven Wimberley, Texas is my happy place. As I navigate the winding road through the Texas Hill Country, I can’t help but smile as I approach the sign that says, “Welcome to Wimberley ‘a little bit of heaven.’” As I enter this picturesque town on the banks of the cypress-lined Blanco River, Wimblerley Pie Company is...

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7 Fun Things to Do in Austin with Kids

Austin, the Live Music Capitol of the World, is well known for its music, its food, and its laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. But is it fun for kids?  YES! There are a ton of fun things to do in Austin with kids, making it the ideal place in Texas to visit. Located a few short hours south of Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin is near the beautiful Texas Hill Country. So in Austin, you get culture, history and outdoor fun. And for those of you traveling into Austin the next few weeks for SXSW, here’s some fun things to get you outside and enjoying what the...

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