Situated on the Monterey peninsula, Carmel-By-The-Sea is a beautiful town right on the Pacific Ocean and its famous Carmel Beach. Charming in architecture and layout, the entire town is walkable and was incorporated in 1916. Now that there is a new daily non-stop flight from Dallas direct to Monterey, this gorgeous little destination full of art, culture, antiques and divine restaurants should be on your immediate travel list! Check out my detailed travel guide.
As you read this post, I am currently relaxing in the beautiful Carmel By The Sea, California! I can’t wait to recap my trip and tell you all about it. I’ve never been before, so it has already been very exciting. But before I recap this trip, I thought I’d share with y’all what I packed for this amazing getaway.
Have you ever explored the Texas Hill Country? If you don’t know, the Texas Hill Country includes cities like Austin, Fredericksburg, Gruene, San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Marble Falls, and even Horseshoe Bay. I talked about my favorite place to stay and things to do in Horseshoe Bay and Lake Travis here, as they are both in the Texas Hill Country. So in today’s post I wanted to share some beautiful cities that are perfect for a road trip through the Hill Country!
Summer is upon us soon, so that means that it’s time to plan our vacations! Whether you are trying to have a getaway with your husband or take a fun vacation with your whole family, a trip to the lake is the perfect idea for an easy, relaxing weekend. If you are a frequent reader, you probably remember that I recently had an amazing lake trip to Long Cove, which is a luxury lake community of waterside cottages and custom lakefront homes close to Dallas. You can read about it in this previous blog post. I received so many questions about it, so I thought lake vacation spots would be an interesting blog post! Ramsey did a phenomenal job researching this topic and I’m going to give you some ideas about what lake spots to visit in or near Texas, including where to stay and what to do there. Also, I wanted to give you a detailed shopping list of what to bring with you on your trip!
If there is one section of the blog that I really want to expand, its TRAVEL. I’ve done numerous trips and documented them on this site. You can find them under the TRAVEL tab in the navigation bar. I attended the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show this past weekend and got so many great travel tips, that I decided to do a blog post and share them with you. You’re going to want to SAVE this blog post as well as SHARE it. Plus, I’m announcing a special event opportunity in Dallas that involves fine wine. Because travel and wine make a great pair!
If you have ever considered owning a lake house I have the master planned community for you – Long Cove. Just an hour from Dallas situated on the deep end of Cedar Creek Lake, this sprawling 1,100 acres of gorgeous land has 6.5 miles of shoreline. What’s keeping you from lake living? Better yet, you can try out Long Cove with their Stay & Play Weekend Vacation to see if lake life is for you. Good News: I’m partnering with Long Cove and we’re giving one away to one lucky winner ($1,495 value)! Details are at the bottom of this post.