One thing that’s great about the Texas Book Festival is that you can make it as simple or full as you'd like. Families can be perfectly content hanging out on the Capitol lawn, rolling down hills, rea
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Barton Hill Farms had been on my “to do” list for a couple of years. Recently, the kids and I got to check it out. The day trip was a hit! It reminded us of the surprises that make exploring new plac
The Austin City Limits Festival spans two weekends and showcases over one hundred bands, bringing local musicians and big acts from across the globe to play on its eight stages. Fans come to catch the
Don’t leave yourself mourning, “O had I but follow’d the arts!” Go see Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the roof of the downtown Whole Foods Market! It’s glorious and devilishly funny. The fairly simp
Come see me at the Texas Book Festival! I'll be signing copies with the Texas Writers' League from 4:00-5:00 on Sunday. Look for me in Tent 4. Here's a map. If you have a copy already, bring it! My
In a small white house with a welcoming front porch where you order at the windows, Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs sits on 51st Street and Airport Boulevard. You’ll spot it from the line of folks that
Add this one to your guidebook! This update will appear in the second printing of the book that goes to press this month: "Be sure to check out the Luci and Ian Family Garden, especially with young
Come on out to Hill's Cafe on Sunday, March 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 for the big book launch! There will be lots of fun kid activities in addition to the book signing! A juggler and balloon twister will be
Step into this narrow slip of a store, seemingly miles long to children as their eyes pop at the ceiling-to-floor candy selections, and the phrase “like a kid in a candy shop” is taken to a whole ne
This festival has celebrated the simple joy of springtime kite flying since 1929, making Austin home to the longest continuously running kite festival in the country. Zilker Park is dedicated to