Couple’s Getaway to San Antonio, Anyone?

The Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

Fancy a little summer weekend away with some American history, flowery gardens and a glide along a tree-lined river?

Why yes, I thought so.

And thanks to a special travel giveaway from the San Antonio Visitors Bureau, here’s your chance to make it happen!

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The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days

This past weekend, we took a brief break from some epic spring cleaning to check out The Garden Conservancy‘s first Open Days event of the year in the Los Angeles area.

Held all over the United States each year between March and November, Open Days allow you to snoop around other people’s backyards and/or find landscaping inspiration while simultaneously raising money to provide and preserve garden spaces across the country. It’s a fun, romantic and altruistic outing, whether you’re traveling in a different city or simply exploring your own. [Read more…]

TWT Travel Binder: Texas

We met up with my parents in Austin in spring 2009, and had a grand old time eating barbecue, poking around the university campus and driving through the wildflower-dotted Hill Country.  

But we’ve not yet seen the rivers of San Antonio, the gulf coast of Galveston,
the art and observatory of dusty Marfa,
the mountains of El Paso, or the NASA Space Station in Houston.  

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Texas.

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Austin: Dinner Down on the Farm

If you want to sample the real food of Austin, Texas, you can go in two directions:

1) Breakfast tacos from a roadside trailer;
2) A farm dinner where everything is locally produced, right…over…there.

We went with the latter for a singular — and delicious — experience of the city. [Read more…]

What’s to Do in Austin

We just got back from a wonderful weekend in Austin with my parents, who flew there from Maryland to meet us…and collectively blow off Passover.

Brilliant idea, as Austin is nothing if not a city in which to defy convention. [Read more…]