Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Everything’s Bigger in Texas! Visiting the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX

The Gaylord Texan was kind enough to treat me to a complimentary night’s stay in exchange for sharing my experience with you guys. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.   I visited Dallas back in July for a friend’s wedding and as usual, I had to seek out the most interesting […]

Celebrating Fall at the National Crafts & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City

I grew up in Branson, MO, so long days of water rides at Silver Dollar City were a fixture of my childhood summers. This was long before cell phones were a thing (except those giant Zach Morris phones that were bigger than your head), so it was a huge deal when my best friend and […]

Relaxing at New Moon Spa at the 1886 Crescent Hotel

  New Moon Spa is located on the garden level of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, perched atop a hill in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Eureka Springs has become one of my favorite places for a day trip; it’s about an hour away from where I live but it feels like such a different place. The Crescent […]

Turpentine Creek – A Sanctuary for Lions and Tigers and Bears! (Oh My!)

  You guys know I’m 100% a cat lady, so when I was offered the opportunity to visit a big cat sanctuary, I was all over it! Bring me all the kitties, please! Turpentine Creek is different from most attractions in that they wish they didn’t have to exist. The animal sanctuary, which is located […]

Downtown & Underground in Eureka Springs

  Notice anything unusual about this street?   No? Looks pretty normal, right? Let’s look a little closer…   Oh, no big deal, just a secret underground tunnel! Most of downtown Eureka Springs was originally about 10 feet lower, but due to unusual circumstances (it’s a long story), they eventually had to build new streets […]