• Palmer Lakeside golf course

    A Glamping & Golfing Weekend

    With a full tummy, my family and I drove to Open Air Resorts in Spicewood to spend the night in an Airstream. What a fun glamping and golfing weekend. Built in 2019, Open Air Resorts is a fine RV resort. Campsites include RV and tent sites, Airstream and tiny homes for glamping. Plus, there are Read more…


  • The Art of Angling

    The Compleat Angler author Izaak Walton famously said that he had “laid aside business and gone a-fishing.” Today, 370 years later, far too few of us follow his example. It isn’t only that we’re all plugged in, attached to devices, and hopelessly harried; it’s that, sadly, many people think of fly fishing as work–the last Read more…

  • Golf Lake Conroe

    Golf Weekend at Lake Conroe

    If you’re looking for a great place to spend a weekend golfing, enjoy one of the best lakes in Texas, and stay at an excellent resort, then this article is dedicated to you. Let’s talk about golf at Lake Conroe. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa La Torretta closed in 2019 and reopened in 2020 Read more…

  • Lake Texoma

    Lake Texoma Waterfront Lodging

    Lake Texoma has a variety of waterfront and vacation lodging. It’s also a fantastic lake to spend a weekend or longer. As one of the largest and prettiest lakes in Texas, there’s more than 89,000 acres of water. Plus, you’ll find 580 miles of shoreline. The lake is the second largest lake in Texas and Read more…

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Austin

Visit the Texas capitol city, known for live music and outdoorsy activities like hiking and paddling.

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Dallas

Check out the hub of the “Lakes and Prairies” region, with plenty to do both inside and out in DFW.

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Houston

Come see the third largest metro area in America, with everything from birdwatching to boating and beyond.

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San Antonio

Bienvenidos! Check out the riverwalk and the Alamo. From food to fiestas, this city is a lot of fun.

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