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Day trippin’: Go out West

Whoever thought driving south from Dallas would get you to West Texas? Actually, it gets you to West, Texas. About a 90-minute drive south on I-35 from Dallas will land you in a quaint little town of Czech heritage called West. In the late 1800’s, Czech immigrants came to southern North Texas for the same [...]

4 Points for taking better vacation photos in a snap

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4 Points for taking better vacation photos in a snap

Just because photography ain’t your thang doesn’t mean you should settle for horrible vacation photos. How else will all your Facebook friends “ooh” and “ahh” over your backpacking trip around Europe? Even a halfway decent point and shoot can deliver stunning (or at least near-stunning) photos; all you need to do is follow a few [...]

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Make a quick holiday getaway to ATX

Getting out of town for a few days is a great way to unwind from holiday stresses, burn those vacay days that don’t carry over or avoid overbearing family members. Dallas doesn’t have a lot to choose from when it comes to quick weekend or long weekend getaways (think mostly south). While we aren’t really [...]

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Maximize your mileage for holiday travel

Gas prices may be going down at the moment, but doesn’t everybody want to spend less than they have to on gas regardless, especially with holiday travel looming in the future? There are a number of things you can do to save on gas without having to ride a bike, car pool or buy a [...]

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Will Texans be able to travel between Dallas and Houston faster than a speeding bullet? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Yet again, someone is flaunting promises of a high-speed bullet train in Texas, and in under a decade, no less. The Texas Central High-Speed Railway is planning on having bullet trains shuttling passengers between North Texas and Houston by 2020, a trip that would take, at approximately 205 mph, about 90 minutes. Bullet trains have [...]

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Day Trippin’: Caddo Lake, Texas

Caddo Lake, on the Texas-Louisiana border, is Texas’ only natural lake and has a beauty and mystique about it that you don’t find at your run-of-the-mill lake. Maybe a nearly three-hour drive is a smidge long for a day trip; you can always stay the night out there or grab a room in Tyler or [...]

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Go wild with a Glen Rose vacation

Savor the remaining weeks of summer in Glen Rose, the wildest small town in Texas. Come see what you’ve been missing. Glen Rose may seem like a sleepy town but there’s plenty going on to keep visitors entertained. Dinosaur Valley State Park is truly amazing in a this-was-once-Jurrasic-Park-OMG-where-are-the-raptors-hiding?!-sort of way. You don’t have to know [...]

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Day Trippin’: Canton, TX

Escape your apartment for a while to squeeze some fun out of the last weeks of summer. Take a day trip to Canton for watersports, great food and a market like no other in the state. Canton, Texas is about roughly 60 miles from Dallas, nestled between two lakes in an idyllic, wooded setting. This [...]

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Escape to Port Aransas this summer

Everyone needs a little beach in their life. Port Aransas, affectionately known as “Port A,” is nestled on Mustang Island, a relaxed town with 18-miles of beaches and laid-back, smiling residents. This vacation destination near Dallas is ideal for those who want to escape the hustle of city life and coast along at their own [...]

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Your next summer vacation: South Padre Island

Escape the heat of Dallas with a refreshing beach vacation. Dallas summers are no joke. Daytime activities are restricted to early morning and late afternoon unless you like to fry. Those who must be outside find themselves jogging from one patch of shade to the next. But staying indoors all summer is kind of lame [...]

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Your summer vacation destination: Shreveport, LA

Amtrak may add a line to Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana with plenty of stops in between. “And why would I want to go to Shreveport?” you ask. Your thoughts of Louisiana might linger on coastal oil spills and the spinning headache that you got during Mardi Gras. But that’s not the Louisiana we’re talking about. Shreveport-Bossier [...]

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Become one with your inner dork

Whether you were a science-nerd as a kid or have a hankering for accordion music, everybody has a love for something uncool, uncouth and just plain dorky. Celebrate your inner nerd this weekend at any one of these awesomely dorky events. Break out the lederhosen; Ennis is hosting the National Polka Festival. This celebration of [...]

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Cool spots for summer vacation near Dallas

You don’t have to go far from the city to enjoy entirely new worlds of adventure. If you were born and raised in Dallas, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been there and done that about everything around town. Home has lost its flare. And the thought of another summer slumping around Deep Ellum makes [...]

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Four must-do activities for Spring Break

You’ve only got one week. Make it count! There are so many things to do in Dallas for spring break, it’s hard to narrow down your options. Your friends at Rent Café have come up with a few suggestions that will help you have a diverse range of fun experiences in a short amount of [...]

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Dallas “awarded” rude city honors

Here’s a dubious distinction for the city of Dallas – we’re considered one of the rudest urban centers in the U.S. That’s not the type of award you want to frame and hang over the fireplace, but Dallas has apparently earned it, through less-than-cheery customer service, belligerent freeway driving, and generally coarse behavior. The No. [...]

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Dallas’ Joule hotel getting supersize makeover

The Joule in downtown Dallas is getting a $78 million makeover and expansion. This will be a great place to recommend to friends and family that won’t fit in your apartment during visits. (Or you don’t want them there, but you don’t have to tell them that.) Improvements will include: – Have reception in style! [...]

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Dallas airport tips for holiday travel

Just in time for one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, Dallas Love Field Airport  is updating travelers on ongoing construction and changes that have occurred recently. Travelers are asked to be aware of the latest construction impacts. -If you park in Garage A, please use the East Pedestrian Bridge on the third [...]