Posts with Tag: OutdoorFun


If it hadn’t been for research for Exploring Austin with Kids, seeing bats by boat would still be on my bucket list. Instead, it turned out to be one of my favorite things to do in Austin. In fact,

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Barton Hill Farms

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

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Austin City Limits Festival

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

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Sample entry: Veloway

Biking on smooth pavement in the Hill Country sans cars makes an outing to the Veloway worth the trip, especially for young bikers. The 3-mile loop (that can be shortened to 1 mile with a shortcut

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Tips for Hiking with Kids

Pack snacks and water. My kids actually get excited to carry their own water (and will drink more) when it’s in Camelbak packs on their backs or when they carry their own stash of snacks and a drink

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Sample Entry: Camp Mabry

Camp Mabry, an operating military post open to the public, offers a surprising range of activities for young civilians, from tank and aircraft displays to a military museum and even fishing. Extendin

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Camping Checklist

You're used to packing clothes and toiletries for a trip. When camping, don't forget these things too! Home away from home √ Tent √ Tarp for beneath tent and/or for shoes outside tent door √ Slee

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Zilker Park Map for Kids

Contained within the bounds of Zilker Park, there are over a dozen family-friendly things to do! To make it easy to find them all, I created this handy dandy kid-centric map. You can download a copy o

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Book Signings and Events Calendar

Looking for fun ways to get your signed copy? Come on out! Saturday, 10/26/19 Texas Book Festival 11:00 am - 12:00 am It's the Texas Book Festival! This is the ACL Fest for book lovers where ad

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Book Launch Party!

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

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Sample Entry: Austin Duck Adventures

Visitors will enjoy this open-air tour of the city in an amphibious vehicle that travels from downtown into Lake Austin. Locals will likely learn some new nuggets of information as well. For instanc

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Sample Entry: Zilker Kite Festival

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

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