The Quick Guide to Tempe, Arizona

The city of Tempe is just east of Phoenix, and has a population of just under 200,000 people. It’s home to Arizona State University, or ASU, which is one of the largest universities in the United States, so during the school year, Tempe is lively and packed with thousands of students. Because of this, Tempe has a vibrant nightlife scene, and plenty of fun things to do during the day too! It’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or girls’ trip, or just some me-time. Some top attractions include Tempe Town Lake, the various hiking trails in the area like Hayden Butte, and the delicious restaurants and dessert spots around town, like Ghost Ranch and The Crepe Bar. Without further ado, here’s my quick guide to Tempe of things to do, where to eat, and where to stay!

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The Most Instagrammable Spots in SLO CAL County

Have you ever been to SLO CAL®? San Luis Obispo County, aka SLO CAL, is located off of Highway 1 halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s the perfect road trip stop, filled with adventure activities, wineries, beautiful beaches, and delicious dining. And, lots of amazing photo spots! From locations like Hearst Castle to the Madonna Inn and the Oceano Dunes, there’s something for everyone in SLO CAL, and plenty of Instagrammable spots to stop by!

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The Weekend Getaway Guide to Dallas & Fort Worth

I recently had the chance to experience a long weekend exploring the two cities of Dallas and Forth Worth with Travel Texas to see what they’re all about. There are so many fun things to do in either city, that it was hard to pick what to include in this guide! Major Fort Worth attractions include line dancing at Billy Bob’s and seeing the daily cattle drive at the Stockyards, while Dallas tourist attractions include the Margarita Mile and fun neighborhoods like Deep Ellum. Don’t forget you also have to try some authentic Texas BBQ while in DFW! Whether you’re planning an itinerary for a weekend escapade from Austin like me, or flying in for a business trip from California or NYC, here’s some of the best things to do in Dallas and Forth Worth!

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5 Adventurous Things to Do in San Luis Obispo County

Did you know that San Luis Obispo County, aka SLO CAL®, has tons of adventurous things to do? From horseback riding through a winery to ATVing over sand dunes to kayaking amongst the wildlife of Morro Bay, there are plenty of options to satisfy that urge for adventure during your trip to SLO CAL. Check out below for my 5 top thrilling things to do in San Luis Obispo, and a few bonus activities at the bottom!

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A Luxury Stay on the Big Island: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai three times in the last few years, and I have to say, it’s quite possibly my favorite resort to visit on the planet. There’s no doubt it’s one of the best resorts in Hawaii, and it’s easy to see why. This 5 star property features everything from 7 pools and 5 restaurants to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course set on a volcanic landscape. For our trip, we left at the end of January, which is high season for the Big Island as people try to escape the cold. It’s also the perfect season for whale watching, and if you’re lucky, you can see them right from the beach at the resort. Leaving Austin for this January/February trip was the perfect way to escape the cold fronts that had rolled into Texas, and the weather in Hawaii was perfect. “Winter” on the Big Island tends to be in the 70s/80s with lows in the 60s, so while you’ll want to pack a sweater, it’s much more mild than most other destinations.

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