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Visit Austin’s Mecca of Meat

It was just after dawn and another sticky, sweltering Texas Tuesday morning was just beginning. My colleague Sandra and I sat outside an unremarkable brick building in lawn chairs along with 50 or so other people in the early morning haze, waiting. The line of people and lawn chairs grew, forming a line that zigged…

04/10/2019 | by TopTrip Admin | | Eats & Drinks
Three delicious cocktails await its owners.

A Speakeasy Tour of Austin in three acts

There’s no better place than in a hidden bar, a bar with a reservation requirement for achieving cruising altitude on a gin trip. I don’t like exclusivity for the sake of snobbery, but if you’ve got something special, well, it’s best to protect it. On a recent night out, I had the good fortune to…

02/28/2019 | by René Craft | | Eats & Drinks

Bloomhouse and West Elm Partnership Bursts with Style

With a home as special as the Bloomhouse, Chereen Fisher, owner of Top Trip Rentals, sought to provide an unparalleled guest experience to complement the architecture and setting. To achieve this, she partnered with modern home furnishings company West Elm to bring the ethereal vision of the Bloomhouse to life. “It’s a work of art that guests can…

12/25/2018 | by René Craft | | Our Properties | Vacation Rentals

Chill this Holiday Season with Movie Classics

You’ve unwrapped the presents, cleaned up from dinner, maybe gone out and caught Dale Watson’s annual Christmas Show and Dance at the Continental Club. (seriously, you did go, right?) And now, it’s time to chill. Veg. Zone out. Detox from Christmas parties, too much eggnog, you get the picture. So, with this idea in mind,…

12/21/2018 | by René Craft | | Vacation Rentals

Wow Your Guests this Friendsgiving

Friends + Thanksgiving = Friendsgiving Who doesn’t love a made-up holiday that got its inspiration from a 90s sitcom (Friends) and is now one of the happiest excuses to pig-out a second time during Thanksgiving week? You know what we’re talking about—Friendsgiving—the holiday with no stress, come-as-you-are dress code, your besties for guests and potluck…

12/04/2018 | by René Craft | No Comments | Eats & Drinks | Live Like a Local | Our Properties