New nonstop flight connects Austin to favorite East Coast city


Delta is adding another direct flight to its Austin roster. This fall, the airline will introduce service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport. Tickets are on sale now for the new year-round route. Round-trip economy fares are as low as $206. Flights depart Austin at 6:30 am, Monday through Saturday; service starts September 11. Return flights depart Boston at 7:30 pm, Sunday through Friday. That service starts September 10. Passengers will travel…

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All the reasons to visit Waco for a weekend getaway


Those who think Waco is only a college town Texans used as a pit stop between Austin and Dallas have seriously underestimated this gem. From one of the country’s largest city parks to hip watering holes and top-notch dining and shopping (there’s more than just Chip and JoJo’s Magnolia Market home store), this town is more than worthy of a weekend getaway. So, fill up the gas tank and make room in the trunk for…

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Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail blooms just a few hours from Austin


Lush fields filled with bluebonnets make up the backdrop for every quintessential Texas portrait. For the true wildflower experience, consider making the drive to the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail in Ennis, less than three hours from Austin. During the month of April, Ennis, located 35 miles south of Dallas, showcases over 40 miles of mapped trails lined with bluebonnets and other Texas wildflowers. Before you head to Interstate 45, download the Ennis Y’all app with…

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Premier Austin resort poised for major expansion under new owners


Big changes are coming to Travaasa Austin, the premier wellness destination west of town. Miraval Group closed a deal at the end of December to purchase the 220-acre Hill Country property and transform it into Miraval Austin in early 2019. Throughout the renovation process, the award-winning resort will continue to operate as Travaasa Austin, offering high-end accommodations, quality cuisine, fun activities, and relaxing spa treatments. Miraval’s goal is “to create an authentic Texas wellness experience,”…

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The 5 best Texas state parks to visit in 2017


The new year is a time for self-reflection, renewal, and determining your travel bucket list. After all, there’s no better time to contemplate the places you want to explore in the coming year. And, luckily, there are incredible state parks right in your backyard. Check out our picks for the top Texas state parks to visit in 2017. Balmorhea State Park Yes, we adore our beloved Barton Springs, but there’s something special about bathing in…

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Megabus rolls out brand-new terminal in downtown Austin


Your next bus trip has been upgraded. Low-cost bus service Megabus has finally opened the doors to its new, upgraded downtown Austin terminal. Located at 1500 San Jacinto Blvd. in a former gas station, the terminal features updated bathrooms, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and an indoor waiting room for 80 people. The old terminal, which is no longer in use, was located on Whitis Avenue near the University of Texas at Austin. The outdoor space had no…

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Low-cost airline adds new flights from Austin for under $100 each way


Two new low-cost, nonstop flights are landing in Austin. Allegiant Air has announced plans to connect the Capital City with the Sunshine State and Hoosier territory. Seasonal nonstop service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida will begin May 4, with one-way tickets as low as $56. Starting May 19, Allegiant will offer nonstop, year- round service to Indianapolis, with introductory fares as low as $60 one way. Both routes will…

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How to do the ultimate San Antonio getaway in just 36 hours


San Antonio is a mere 80 miles from Austin — close enough for day tripping or, better yet, a short overnight escape. The vibe, the sights, and the food in San Antonio take you south of the border and provide an important history lesson. When visiting family recently asked to see the Alamo, I jumped at the chance to show them the highlights of one of the most historical and colorful cities in Texas. Here’s…

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Southwest launches nonstop Austin flight to summer vacation hot spot


Now is the time to plan that Florida vacation. In addition to Allegiant Air’s new service from Austin to Tampa Bay and Destin, Southwest Airlines has announced a new nonstop, seasonal route to Panama City. Starting June 4, flights will run every Saturday between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Introductory prices for a one-way ticket are as low as $193. This new seasonal flight also signals the return of Southwest’s nonstop…

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All the best reasons for a quick day trip to Dripping Springs


A new year means new opportunities to explore. And you don’t have to venture far from Austin for adventure, food, and a great place to get a drink. About a 40-minute drive away, Dripping Springs is dubbed the “Gateway to the Hill Country” and the “Wedding Capital of Texas.” But there’s a lot more to this small town than the Hill Country wedding scene. Beyond venues, the city is home to natural springs, hiking trails,…

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