(map) Most people think of ziplining as belonging to exotic locales like Costa Rica and New Zealand. But did you know you can try it right here in Spicewood? One visit and you’ll be hooked. Our group of six included

Mansfield Dam Park

In: Outdoors

17 Jul 2015

This park gets 300,000 visitors a year, and it’s easy to see why. It’s beautiful and beautifully maintained. Mansfield offers shaded picnicking, swimming and camping areas across 71 acres on one of the most scenic spots on Lake Travis. There’s a designated swimming cove, with shallow areas for

(map) This is a cool place to visit – literally. It’s a constant 68 degrees underground year-round, which makes it a welcome break from our blazing heat. Formed by an underground river over millions of years, the cave is by turns spooky, then whimsical, then

(map) Some wineries are all about the tasting room or the facilities or the gift shop. This one is all about the view (of course, they’re all serious about the wines). Located high on a hilltop with a beautiful view of row after row of

(map) The award-winning movie, “The Tree of Life,” features this ethereally beautiful place, and you can see why. The pool is like some lush, exotic place across the world. Yet it’s just a short drive away. (And a hike. More on that later.) On its way to the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills into this […]

Oasis Cam

In: Outdoors

8 Jul 2015

Lake Travis looks better every day! Keep an eye on it with this Oasis Cam sponsored by KVUE. This screen grab is from the other day, but you can get a live look at the lake from The Oasis here: Oasis Cam

(map) This has to be one of the most heavenly smelling places in Texas! Open on weekends until July 12th, this is a cut-your-own place  where you can also shop for freshly harvested seeds, all kinds of soaps, oils and plants, or just sit back with a cool 

Just For Fun

In: Outdoors

29 May 2015

(map) With Lake Travis at 660 feet and rising, now’s the time to think about getting out on the lake. Just For Fun rents everything from houseboats to ski boats to Waverunners, and it’s all in tiptop shape. Thomas (on the left) says they get a whole new fleet of Sea Rays

(map) May 2-3, Becker celebrates all things lavender. From sweeping fields of blooming lavender to lavender soaps, sachets, lotions and plants. There’s live music, cooking demo’s, touring and wine-tasting, as well as food and craft vendors. Best of all, it’s free! Just $5 for parking. Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival website

In two weeks, we’ll see the annual Lake Travis Springfest, May 2 from 11 to 9. There’ll be live music all day, plus tons of stuff to see and do. Above, The Derailers play for the crowd in the Amphitheater at the Hill Country Galleria on a previous year. The good news is that from […]


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