9 Hill Country road trips to celebrate the holiday season


It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us. Sure, there are a number of festive events popping up across Austin, but you can really go all in on the season by visiting some of the celebrations in our neighboring cities and towns. Eat, drink and be merry outside the city limits with a day trip to these popular Hill Country holiday events. Johnson City’s Lights Spectacular This year marks the 28th annual…

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7 things you can only do in Galveston this holiday season


Step back in time to Victorian-era London, explore a spectacular rainforest made of ice, and celebrate the holidays at the “official opera house of Texas.” This is just a taste of all the things you can do over the holidays in Galveston. From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “winter wonder island” of Texas. With more than 50 days of special holiday events, the island is filled with…

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Low-cost airline launches 2 nonstop Austin routes with $99 fares


Pack your bags, you’re going to the Sooner State! Thanks to ViaAir, flying to Oklahoma just got a whole lot easier. And, if there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s finding a faster way to get to Oklahoma. On November 15, low-cost airline ViaAir announced the addition of two new routes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Beginning on January 18, 2018, passengers can fly nonstop from Austin to Oklahoma City and Tucson, Arizona….

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Popular nonstop flight from Austin to Toronto poised for upgrade


Nonstop service from Austin to Toronto will get bigger and better in 2018. On November 7, Air Canada announced plans to introduce a larger aircraft and more seats to the popular daily service. An upgrade to the Embraer EMB-190 means 21 more seats per flight, starting May 1, 2018. There will be nine business class seats and 88 main cabin seats for the route, which has proved popular with business and leisure travelers alike. Daily…

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