I love to travel and have a nice little list of my “must-see” places I want to explore over the next few years. Of course I haven’t traveled much in the last while with the high risk pregnancy of Bella and her crazy birth, it has been a bit too exciting around here to sneak away for a getaway but I plan to change that in the coming year and plan some travel!
Texas is pretty high up on my list for many reasons like the music, tons of attractions to see, the breath-taking outdoors, events and of course we can’t forget the Southern Hospitality! For many (including myself), the Lone Star State is an ideal destination to escape our bitter winter weather, relax on the breath-taking beaches or saddle up for some family adventure.
Texas has 7 geographic regions with very different landscapes such as the beautifully breath-taking rolling hills and canyons you see above called Big Bend Country, which would be a must visit on my list when I travel to Texas. I absolutely love nature and try to always include exploring it while on vacation. Texas also has beautiful forests to explore like the Big Thicket National Preserve which is another must visit on my list of places to see in Texas. I think my girls would love a nice long nature walk as it is something we enjoy doing as a family at home. There are so many places in Texas to get active by hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing and more!
Another of those landscapes is their amazing beaches like the Gulf Coast beach. As I look out of my office window to a sea of snow, I can only dream of planting my behind on that beach and relishing in the warm Texas sun! Texas is bursting with over 600 miles of coastline and fabulous beaches for your family to enjoy. Whether you want to surf or just soak up the sun, there is a beach waiting for you!
Now I wouldn’t be a good trip planner if I didn’t include things my partner would love to see and like many men he loves his cars! The Texas Motorplex is an amazing place for not only the men but the whole family to enjoy, watching the fast cars speed down the track, this is definitely Steve’s must-see while in Texas.
Of course visiting Texas wouldn’t be complete without FOOD! I honestly can smell the smoky-goodness right now. I think what really makes me long for a trip to the Lone Star State is the Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit. I could probably spend my whole vacation eating and be satisfied! I really love food and I have heard nothing but great things about all the wonderful events and places to eat while in Texas. There is just something about those flames in the picture above that scream to me something amazing is being made.
The Texas Tourism website really makes planning that perfect getaway trip so easy with their interactive passport which allows you to fully customize your trip.
Visit the Texas Tourism website for exciting trip ideas that your whole family will enjoy, or maybe just you and your partner if you plan to escape the winter and kids!
If you are like me and want even more easy trip planning you can also download the FREE Texas Travel Guide and sign up for the E-Newsletter.
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