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Lake Travis Activities

  There are so many great things to do on all the bodies of water around the city of Austin. Today though I thought I would focus on a larger body of water that often goes under appreciated for all it has to offer. Lake Travis has dozens of iconic parks, activities, and restaurants located around it that truly makes it special: 1. Hippie Hollow Park This little iconic park just happens to be the only clothing optional beach within Travis County. It’s lovingly named after the children of the summer of love or hippies that founded the park. The park does allow people to enjoy great swimming in a beautiful natural area. However, do be aware that I would not recommend taking children to the park if you want to protect them from nudity. 2. Pace Bend Park Home…

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August 16, 2020

Ways to Get a Drink In a Pandemic

One of the main attractions to the city of Austin is our 6th street and Rainey street areas and their bar/club settings. However, in the middle of a pandemic how are you supposed to go out for a drink? Well I have come up with a few options that either have loopholes or are great alternative options when in need of a drink. 1. Coffee Houses and Beer Gardens      Many coffee houses within the city of Austin do not just limit their menus to coffee alone. Some like Radio City Coffee (in North Austin) and Cosmic Coffee (in South Austin) offer a full bar with liquor and beer options. What I like about both spots is that they abide by all CDC guidelines and provide plenty of outdoor seating. Also, of importance is there are several food trucks…

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July 8, 2020

Tips For Surviving 2020

1. Take social media breaks when possible. There are a multitude of factors affecting each of years whether it be the Coronavirus, the upcoming election, or other political and social factors ongoing in the country. All of this has created a social media climate that can be difficult or stressful to be a part of….

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June 17, 2020

5 Reasons Kayaking Makes a Good Social Distancing Activity

It’s outside! We have all been missing the outdoors during quarantine. I know personally that the worse part of quarantine has been the hours upon hours stuck indoors. So as stay at home orders are lifted the first thing I plan to do is get outdoors. Additionally, with summer around the corner I also plan…

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May 16, 2020

Top 5 Things to do as Austin Reopens

Please keep social distancing in mind as you go about any of these activities! Go to your favorite restaurant for a meal. Now that local businesses are reopening it has never been a better time to support your favorite restaurants whether it be a chain or a local favorite. Personal standouts for me that I plan on visiting include the original Chuy’s for some creamy jalapeño salsa and Homeslice Pizza for a delicious margherita pizza. Other restaurants to check out as reopening take place include Amy’s ice cream located across the city, Mighty Fine Burger located on the city’s extremities, and Casino el Camino out on sixth street. Head to your favorite swimming holes. Currently at the time of writing this certain swimming holes are closed or having their attendance limited by local officials. For example, Barton Springs is currently…

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May 4, 2020

Post Covid-19 Changes

We are going to go overboard on our sanitization standards and practices. In response to Covid-19 we added a life jacket wash station on top of our previous sanitizing method and intend to maintain it after the crisis is over. Additionally, we are committed to a more thorough scrub down of both the boats and…

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April 20, 2020

Changes for 2020!

We’re the first month into 2020, has anyone kept up with their resolutions still? We hope you have stuck to the changes you hoped to make this year. It’s always nice to have the feeling of a milestone or new start in our lives. Whether it be going to the gym every week in hopes to live a healthier life or spending time in the outdoors more to enjoy what’s around you or simply trying something new more often. This year we embark on a new journey as well, as many of you know we are temporarily closed. We are currently under a new start of our own, we have many changes coming as well as exciting new opportunities. Our old launch is currently under renovation and will remain closed until mid-March when we will re-open. We are excited as…

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February 4, 2020

3 Ways to “Wow” your Valentine this year!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we don’t want you running around last minutes trying to throw something together! Yes, we’re talking to you gentleman. To help you out, here are 3 things we think will help the loving day go wonderfully. 1.  Get them something nice! Everyone loves gifts, especially gifts that mean a lot to them. They don’t have to be over the top, extravagant, expensive things they’ll only enjoy once. Gifts can be anything from a homemade coupon book to a beautiful set of earrings. Just remember, it’s the thought that counts! 2. Spend time with them! This one is kind of obvious, huh? Nothing is more important than giving someone your time. Whether you stay in and watch a movie or go have a romantic dinner, just your presence should be enough to be happy….

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January 20, 2020

Top 4 Activites in Austin this February

We all know weather in February can be crazy and this is especially true for those of us who live in Texas. It’s not uncommon for us to have an 80-degree sunny day on Tuesday and 20-degree snow flurries on Thursday. We must have our options ready for the weather that comes up, so here are our picks for Austin in February.   Lone Star Le Mans 2/22/2020- 2/23/2020 The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to the Circuit of The Americas in late February for a action packed weekend of racing. There will be a 6-hour race on Sunday, but the weekend will be full of octane filled fun all over the track. Demos, Meet and Greets, and lots of fun activities are in store! Austin Oyster Festival 2/29/2020 Another year of celebrating those tiny little ocean delicacies in the…

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January 15, 2020

Austin Bachelorette Party Guide

Top 5 Bachelorette Things to do in Austin   Well, they popped the question and you’ve been planning the big day endlessly ever since. After months of making sure everything is a perfect as can be, it’s time to celebrate you and get ready for the journey you’re are about the embark on with your spouse. What will you do? Where will you go?   Here we have complied a list of some of our favorite Bachelorette ideas in Austin!   Shopping! Austin is a fashion hub and is full of awesome and fun places to shop till ya drop. South Congress offers so many trendy stores to get the cutest clothing. Kendra Scott’s flagship store is also off South Congress where you can get some gorgeous stone jewelry. Austin is also home to hundreds of thrift stores to feed…

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December 20, 2019

Swimming in Lady Bird Lake

Most people are unaware that it’s illegal to swim in Lady Bird Lake. This law was passed in 1964 after two drownings occurred in the lake. The stronger than expected current and large underwater debris uphold the danger of swimming in this lake today. While you can’t swim in Lady Bird lake, here’s a list of watering holes where you can legally cool down: Barton Springs Barton Creek Greenbelt Deep Eddy Municipal Pool (cash only) Hippie Hollow on Lake Travis (ages 18+) Hamilton Pool (reservations required) Jacob’s Well (reservation required)

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September 29, 2019

Happy September!

Add some culture to your weekend with Austin Museum Day Sunday, September 22nd. Enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at a ton of Austin-area museums! When you’re exploring be sure to tag your photos with #MuseumDay2019 and #AustinMuseums. Check out the many participating museums: Art Galleries at Black Studies at UT Austin History Center, Austin Public Library Austin Nature & Science Center The Blanton Museum of Art Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Brush Square Museums: Susanna Dickinson Museum and O. Henry Museum Bullock Texas State History Museum Chateau Bellevue-Austin City of Austin Cultural Arts Division Creative Action Dougherty Arts Center Elisabet Ney Museum Historic 1858 German Free School at German-Texan Heritage Society Harry Ransom Center Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Landmarks, The Public Art Program of The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum…

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September 3, 2019