• NLand Surf Park – North America’s First Wavegarden

    By / March 30, 2016 / Activities

    I just heard about the new NLand Surf Park being built in Austin, Texas! That’s right, a surf park will open this spring located 150 miles from the ocean.   NLand Surf Park will be North America’s first inland surfing location. Built in conjunction with Wavegarden, a Spanish company, man made waves will be created in a closed lagoon so people can… [read more]

  • Texas State Parks App

    By / March 9, 2016 / State Parks, Travel Tips

    A Texas State Parks App just launched called “Texas State Parks Official Guide.” I really like how it is laid out and how efficiently the information is presented. This will be a great tool for anyone wanting to explore Texas Parks.   http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/app/ It is free (of course) and doesn’t require a bunch of permissions or anything like… [read more]

  • iFLY

    By / October 17, 2015 / Activities

    Have you ever wanted to go skydiving, but jumping out of a perfectly good airplane just seems wrong? Enter iFLY, indoor skydiving!   iFLY is an indoor wind tunnel that simulates free fall by generating vertical wind at over 100 mph. Without the dangers of jumping out of airplanes, a much wider range of people can participate. The iFLY website… [read more]

  • Hamilton Pool Preserve, near Austin, Texas

    By / May 18, 2015 / Outdoors

    Hamilton Pool is a natural pool of water that is famous around Austin, Texas. Located about 30 miles West of Austin, it was created when an underground river collapsed thousands of years ago, and the modern pool is fed by a 50 foot waterfall surrounded by a 232 acre nature preserve.   Visiting the Hamilton Pool… [read more]

  • Kayaking the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, Texas

    By / May 13, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    Here is a quick recap from kayaking the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, Texas, back in 2009. Combining a river trip with camping is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives. There is a real feeling of accomplishment after spending multiple days on a river with everything you need to survive… [read more]

  • Sculpture Falls, Austin, Texas

    By / May 8, 2015 / Outdoors

      Sculpture Falls is located within Barton Creek Wilderness Park, which is part of the Greenbelt, in Austin, Texas. There are a lot of trails running along Barton Creek, and a lot of access points. If you park next to Mopac (on the frontage road, Southbound from Hwy 360), then you will have about 1.5 miles to walk…. [read more]

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