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A Texas Hill Country Gem: Garner State Park

A Texas Hill Country Gem: Garner State Park

The Texas Hill Country is certainly one of the most prized jewels in our state’s bounty of natural resources. Rolling hills, amazing food and my personal favorite, the cool, natural bodies of water that run through it. I had heard amazing tales of Garner State Park but the drive always steered us to other wonders…

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By Heather Benac, June 5, 2017
Five Days in Costa Rica for Adventure Junkies

Five Days in Costa Rica for Adventure Junkies

Have you even heard of this tropical destination just a few hours by plane from us named Costa Rica? Have you ever been there? If not, drop what you’re doing and go! It is an absolute paradise for anyone but especially us adrenaline junkies (no need to hide, you’ve come to the right place). A…

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By Heather Benac, June 1, 2017
The Ultimate Oregon Road Trip for Those Who Want to Do It All!

The Ultimate Oregon Road Trip for Those Who Want to Do It All!

Oh man, I freaking love Oregon! I know we’ve only met once but it suffices to say it had a big impact on me. When reminiscing on this trip, Mr. Benac and I always just gush about how everything was so sublime there. Up until last summer I had not yet visited the Pacific Northwest…

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By Heather Benac, May 31, 2017
Netarts Bay to Cannon Beach: The Perfect Oregon Coast Day

Netarts Bay to Cannon Beach: The Perfect Oregon Coast Day

I can wax long of my love for Oregon for many reasons but not the least of which is its diversity. You can be thick in the mountains with rivers and streams and then a few hours later boom! You’re taking in the waves against its emerald backdrop. Man, Oregon you got it going on!…

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By Heather Benac, May 29, 2017

Tips for the Perfectly Picturesque Lost Lake Resort

Oregon has so much to offer not the least of which is their beautiful Mount Hood to the East. You can see it from many points in the area but if you want to get much closer without that whole mountaineering thing (saving that for another day of course!), I would definitely recommend spending some…

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By Heather Benac, May 28, 2017
Colorado Bend State Park: A Lush Oasis in the Texas Hill Country

Colorado Bend State Park: A Lush Oasis in the Texas Hill Country

This past spring we experienced the Colorado Bend State Park for the first time and loved it! I would have never guessed there’s this sanctuary of lush greenery and aquatic splendor located in the Northern portion of the Texas Hill Country. I happened upon the Colorado Bend State Park almost by accident. Our family was…

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By Heather Benac, May 21, 2017
The Best of the Buffalo National River for Adventurous Spirits

The Best of the Buffalo National River for Adventurous Spirits

For a few years now I had seen these amazing pictures of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas online. And being only 6 hours from Dallas Fort Worth, I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. Thankfully I have some adventure seeking friends who I convinced to follow me into the great unknown. And boy am…

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By Heather Benac, May 16, 2017
Day Tripping to Canton and Caddo Lake

Day Tripping to Canton and Caddo Lake

I’ve been hearing about Canton forever it seems so last spring we made combined two of my great loves for a fantastic day trip: antiquing at Canton and the great outdoors at Caddo Lake. From Dallas it’s an hour to Canton and another hour and a half to Lake Caddo. Located near the Louisiana border,…

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By Heather Benac, May 14, 2017
Day Trip to Salem & A Hocus Pocus Walking Tour

Day Trip to Salem & A Hocus Pocus Walking Tour

While traveling through Massachusetts last time I knew we had to make a day trip to Salem. Being just 45 minutes from Boston it seemed my childhood dreams of walking where the Sanderson sisters walked would come true. Plus since we were visiting Massachusetts in the fall, Salem seemed like the perfect cap to our…

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By Heather Benac, May 13, 2017
An Idyllic Cape Cod Day Trip

An Idyllic Cape Cod Day Trip

Ahh Cape Code, you really are as charming as everyone says. Is it the call of the blue ocean and the maritime history that surrounds New England? Or perhaps it’s the storybook main streets containing local shops and restaurants? Potentially it’s the delicious seafood fresh from your waters? Either way, you’re a positive delight that…

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By Heather Benac, May 12, 2017
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