Local Getaways

Scrapbook Expo DFW – Grapevine, TX

By Rosandra

A week from tomorrow scrapbookers will flock to the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine for the annual Scrapbook Expo. It is a weekend for papercrafters (especially scrapbookers) to check out the latest trends, tools, take classes and get access to lots of supplies. In the last few years many of DFW's loc... Read More

Fly Over to LEGOLAND Discovery Center DFW for New Star Wars Exhibit

By autumnreo

Take a break from the heat and take a ride on the dark side with the new Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display Episode 4 at Lego Discovery Center at Grapevine Mills. We had been to the local Legoland, but it had been a while so I was excited for my almost-five-year old to be reintroduced, espe... Read More

Local: Overnight at the Great Wolf Lodge

By stephaniecrespin

Have you ever been walking in the mall or through a car, boat, or family expo and been stopped by the people trying to give away free vacations to the Great Wolf Lodge?  Well, we did.  At the time it seemed like a great idea.  A free vacation.  Just pay so much money, listen to a time share pres... Read More

What’s Great at Great Wolf Lodge (for Toddlers)

By autumnreo

With both a toddler and an infant, many nearby DFW adventures like Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor and Great Wolf Lodge have been bookmarked for our “Five-Year Old Bucket List.” It’s not that these attractions don’t have some things for the smaller kiddos, but I just don’t want to linger the ... Read More

All Aboard, DFW! Thomas the Tank in Grapevine, Texas

By autumnreo

My son is crazy for Thomas. Thomas pajamas, toys, backpacks, lunchboxes, blankets…well, you get the drift. So no doubt next Friday, you’ll find us lined up for an afternoon at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for Day Out with Thomas “Mystery of the Rails Tours 2012.” An absolute must for trai... Read More

Making Memories with Bunnies and Bluebonnets

By autumnreo

This spring feels like it started about mid-February and so did all the pollen. So much so that I have been sitting in bed for a few days trying to recover from our full day’s adventure to celebrate the season with bunnies and bluebonnets. After realizing that Easter was just around the corner,... Read More

No Need to Travel to Louisiana, We have a Gator Farm In Texas

By Ausa Faria

My hubby and I have lived in the Dallas area (via our home state of California) for over 13 years. Though we consider ourselves Texan, the tourist in me maps out and plans our visits within... Read More

Calling All Harry Potter Fans

By Ausa Faria

As I was scrolling thru various websites during my lunch hour today, I was giddy to discover a nearby Harry Potter exhibit. As a self professed geekoid, I LOVE anything and everything to do with Harry Potter. In fact, I purchased my very own Harry Potter Slanket and one year, had a Harry Potter b... Read More

Up, Up And Away – Highland Village’s Hot Air Balloon Festival

By Ausa Faria

  This year, I was determined not to miss Highland Village’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Thankfully, we went out on opening day (August 22nd) when temperatures were cooler and there... Read More

Multi-State Road Trip in 10 Days – We did it!

By Ausa Faria

Even with two incomes (and like most people), we’re on a budget. We waited and waited..... and waited for airline fares to drop in price so that we could purchase them for an upcoming tri... Read More