Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Traveling in the Off-Season: Sometimes Great, Sometimes Awful!

I’m a big advocate of traveling in the off-season and reaping the benefits: lower prices, fewer crowds, a more local experience. But as I sit here in Turkey, I’m disappointed at my decision to come here for three weeks in late November.  Istanbul was great if a bit cold, Cappadocia was freezing cold and creepily [...]

The Three-Pound Cinnamon Bun of San Antonio, Texas

Yes, I said three-pound cinnamon bun. I first heard of this behemoth on the TV show Man vs. Food, which if you haven’t seen is probably one of the better examples of Americana in 2011.  Basically, Adam Richman travels around restaurants in the United States, finds ridiculously large portion sizes, and competes in eating competitions. [...]

Last Chance to Enter the San Antonio Giveaways!

I’d like to express my thanks to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau for bringing so many prizes to my readers!  I’m so happy to share a piece of San Antonio with you. There are four giveaways currently live on the site, and you can enter as many as you’d like. To win a [...]

Best Things to Do in San Antonio (WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

After several jam-packed days of racing to the Alamo in San Antonio, I got to see some of the city’s best sights. So if you’re a fan of the adventurous, cultural, culinary travel that I love, here are some places I recommend: See the Riverwalk During the Day During the day, you can check out [...]

What to Eat in San Antonio, Texas (WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

One thing’s for sure: If you find yourself in San Antonio, you will be eating a LOT of Tex-Mex.  It’s everywhere, and because of that, the quality varies from fantastic to forgettable and anything in between. During my time in San Antonio, I got to sample a number of restaurants in the area.  And once [...]

Getting Lassoed: A Photo Essay

Do you really think I would go to Texas and not get roped by a cowboy in the process? After winning the lasso competition on Day Two, our cowboy decided to use me to show off his moves. That story: NEVER TRUST A MAN WITH A ROPE! And then he got to the GOOD stuff! [...]

Race to the Alamo, Day Three: Bonsais and Sambas (WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

Saturday was the final day of the Race to the Alamo, presented by the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The race came to a wild conclusion, that’s for sure! (Note: as time goes on, I’ll be posting more detailed content.  This is just the daily recap of the race.) Saturday was the final day of a [...]

Race to the Alamo, Day Two: Zoos and Lassoes!

Today was the second day of the Race to the Alamo, presented by the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The race really heated up today! (Note: as time goes on, I’ll be posting more detailed content.  This is just the daily recap of the race.) This was the second day of a three-day competition between three [...]

Race to the Alamo, Day One: Shamu and Salsa (WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

Today was the first day of the Race to the Alamo, presented by the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.  And we got to see some interesting things! (Note: as time goes on, I’ll be posting better-written, more detailed, more entertaining and more useful posts.  This is just the daily recap.) This was the first [...]

Live from San Antonio — THE RACE IS ON!!

  Image: SAVCB/Nancy H. Belcher I have just arrived in San Antonio, Texas, with my mom and sister, and we are PUMPED for the Race to the Alamo to start tomorrow! I’ve written about the race before, which is sponsored by the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature challenges all over San Antonio’s [...]