The Daytripper (2009– )
2014State Fair of Texas
Nobody throws a party like Texas, and the State Fair of Texas is proof. This month-long festival happens every September-October and has been going strong since 1886. There's just so much to love about this Texas-sized event that it's hard to summarize, but I'll try.
2014Marble Falls, TX
Most know this town as a quaint, laid-back Hill Country berg with one of the most-famous pie joints in all of Texas. While that's all good and true, there's another side to this Highland Lakes town -- an adrenaline-pumping adventure hidden just below the surface.
For those that think Lubbock is only for Red Raiders and Panhandlers, they better think again. It turns out the "HUB CITY" has much more to do than it may let on.
2014Port Lavaca, TX
Just about halfway between the well-traveled waters of Galveston Bay and Corpus Christi Bay sits Matagorda Bay. A lesser known body of water that's surrounded by charming towns, full of abundant wildlife and rife with amazing history.
While this city makes for an amazing year-round destination, you definitely MUST visit during Christmas. After all, Grapevine is the official "Christmas Capital of Texas" and if everything is bigger in Texas, that definitely includes Christmas.
Who needs to travel to Greece when you've got a Texas version right here. While Athens, TX, may not have 7,000 years of history and the Acropolis, there is way more to do in this East Texas town than you might think.
While most simply fly past Baytown on I-10, those that know better stop and explore this incredible town where oil and water really do seem to mix quite well.
Dating back to the 1800's, the King Ranch is almost as legendary as the Lone Star State, itself. Exploring the ranch and the nearby town of Kingsville makes for a really fun adventure.
2014Round Rock, TX
It isn't called the "Sports Capital of Texas" for nothing. Especially if you can make a sport out of eating giant donuts, learning about legendary outlaws or beekeeping..
It's been called "Texas's Largest Beach Without an Ocean." That's true, but it's also a rugged West Texas town that sits atop a massive dune field that reaches deep into New Mexico. Yet, those that travel here will find much more than sand.
In German, the word "shul" means school and the word "burg" means town. For this day trip, "Schulenburg" means painted churches, model airplane museums, and homemade German sausage and schnitzel.
This is not a day trip packed with museums, restaurants, and shopping. However, if you're looking for an adventure surrounded by nothing but God's green earth that's totally off the grid, then a paddling trip down the Devils River might be exactly what you need.