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A far out hike, close into Austin

So close, yet so far out…a gorgeous hike within the Austin city limits When most tourists think of Austin, they think bars, music, nightlife. But just as crucial to Austin’s attractiveness as a tourist haven, is its natural setting and opportunities for being immersed in nature while still within the city limits. One of my…

06/17/2018 | by René Craft | No Comments | Live Like a Local
Collection of items for Austin's allergy season, including Kleenex, neti pot, and various over the counter medications

Why Does Austin Make Me Sneeze?

Welcome, Austin visitor! Have your eyes started to itch? Are you sneezing? Can’t go anywhere without a tissue? Does it feel like you’re coming down with a scratchy throat and bad cold? Relax. Your trip isn’t ruined. You’re not sick (though you may want to die). You’ve just met Austin’s allergens. What’s Irritating In Austin’s…

09/25/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Live Like a Local
Clouds at sunset at ACL 2016

ACL Memories: Reflecting on 2016

Now that the dust has settled (literally), let’s take a moment to reflect on Austin City Limits 2016. This year, ACL festival managers went for a younger crowd and the music skewed heavy on EDM. I wandered around and saw a number of bands: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Melanie Martinez, and Cage the Elephant all…

10/13/2016 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings
Crowd enjoying picnics on Auditorium Shore in Austin on 4th of July

Tips to Enjoy Austin Like a Local

The people, the attitude, the winter weather, the music–there’s a lot to love about Austin. So, how do locals narrow down what to do when entertaining out-of-town friends and family? Whether visiting for a few days, traveling for work, or enjoying Austin’s signature festivals and events (ACL, SXSW, F1, The University of Texas Longhorn games,…

09/30/2016 | by admin | No Comments | Top Trip Top 5