Outdoors

Day Trip: Wimberley's Blue Hole is a Hill Country Jewel

Ah, the swimming hole. There’s not a Central Texan around who can’t appreciate the appeal of a good swimming hole; a shady spot where the river or creek widens and deepens as bald cypress trees bend at the hips, looking at their reflection in the water.

Day Trip: Guadalupe River State Park

It’s just about August, and that means we’re sort of, kind of, relatively close to the end of the absolute worst part of the eight-month stretch of year we call summer.

Day Trip: Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery

A trip to this La Grange park is rich with history.

Day Trip: Bull Creek (East of 360)

This Colorado River tributary is one of Austin’s greatest natural treasures.

Day Trip: McKinney Roughs Nature Park

McKinney Roughs is maintained by the Lower Colorado River Authority as a day use park for recreational hikers and horseback riders. It's worth a visit.

Day Trip: Mount Bonnell

Technically neither a mountain nor a day trip, this Austin landmark is still worth a look.

Day Trip: Bull Creek

An effortlessly beautiful place that's just a short drive away.

Beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition: Austin’s Turkey Trot

The Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot is held in Austin on Thanksgiving Day, and is a great way to help eliminate guilt over that big meal you are going to inhale after you cross the finish line.

Weather Cools! Top 5 Hiking Spots Around Austin

Fall is my favorite time of the year. In more northerly states, it conjures memories of crackling leaves, hooded sweatshirts, worn-in jeans, football games and early sunsets. In Austin, it conjures memories of … not sweating, shirts that have sleeves and cool nights, if not yet days.

Auditorium Shores Dog Park Meeting Gets Rowdy

City Parks Department staffers Jesse Vargas and Marty Stump got barked at by a packed house of angry and frustrated dog owners on Tuesday night, who were there to comment about the staff’s now-final recommendations to ban dogs—on leash or off—from the Auditorium Shores lawn.

Dogs to Be Banned from Auditorium Shores Lawn

It’s been heralded in the local news as the greatest thing since F1 came to town: C3, the concert promoter that puts on ACL Fest, recently donated $3.5 million to the City of Austin for the restoration of Auditorium Shores. All but one report failed to mention, however, that C3’s plans mean that the current use of the park’s six-acre lawn as an off-leash dog park will end.

Fall in Austin - Skin Care Tips for the Changing Season

With summer winding down it’s a great time to start thinking about the transition in your skin care regiment for the upcoming fall season. Over the course of the summer your skin has been exposed to the intense Austin sun and extreme humidity, which can be rough on your complexion.

Five Best Swimming Holes Around Austin

It’s September in Austin, and summer is still going! One of the great things about Central Texas weather is that our swimming season lasts from April until early October.

Best Day Trip Ever: Krause Springs

Krause Springs makes Barton Springs look like a diaper-filled swampy hell hole. And I love Barton Springs. That’s just how magical Krause Springs is though.

Top 5 Austin City Pools

August means two things. One, it’s hotter than … it’s too hot to think of a good analogy. And two, the kiddies are all finally headed back to school.

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