Port Aransas is about four hours away from Austin and is one of the longest barrier islands along the Texas coast. It's now become a fishing, beach and resort village, and the weather is incredibly nice (though be prepared for extreme humidity and lots of sunscreens, or sunburns, in our case).
The thing about this city is that there's so much to do, and it really never gets boring because there's always something fun around the corner.
Ft. Lauderdale, a city just north of Miami, is home to only about 15,000, but don't let that fool you: this popular tourist destination is at the heart of South Florida's metropolitan area. It's also where you'll find (literally) every rich person's summer house...
Nestled in a nice spot in River Oaks, Armandos is “fashioned after 1920s’ Mexico City; it features classic Mexican fare with a nod to La Buenda Vida.” A style like that makes you know you’re living the good life whenever you dine at Armandos.
I would definitely count Master Yakiniku as one of the best Asian restaurants in the B/CS area, so if you're ever craving some Korean or Japanese food, head over to Bryan to check out Master Yakiniku.
After dining here a few times, I can confidently say that Nobu has some nice food, but I am not going to lie to you - Nobu is a straight-up DINING EXPERIENCE.
The Moody Gardens in Galveston are home to Iceland, where sculptors have carved a beautiful undersea journey from two million pounds of ice.
Des Moines, the capital of the lovely state of Iowa, is the most populated city in Iowa and is the site of first caucuses during the US presidential primaries.
It's National Pie Day! Here's a fun and incredibly easy cream cheese pie. It'll take less than an hour, and looks beautifully designed with fruits. The fruit can be arranged in whatever pattern you like, and provide a tart contrast to the sweetness of the pie itself.
Did you know that the O in LOVE (from Philadelphia's Love Park) is slanted because "love isn't perfect?"