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The Spooky Side of San Antonio

October 9, 2013
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Ghost tours are fast becoming one of my favorite evening activities in a new city. After going on a fantastic New Orleans ghost tour a few years ago, I decided that San Antonio would be another good city for exploring haunted sites. After all, wherever there is significant bloodshed, there tends to be ghosts–or at […]

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The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum: Freakiest Attraction in San Antonio

July 3, 2013
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Have you ever had a nightmare where you were in a carnival funhouse, surrounded by bizarre creatures, and you couldn’t find the way out? Where you wandered through room after maze-like room with tilted angles and strange sights, looking for the exit and not finding it? I had that experience at the Buckhorn Saloon and […]

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Dining Around San Antonio

April 24, 2013
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San Antonio, Texas is a great city for sampling margaritas and mojitos and local brews, but it’s also fun to sample regional food specialties—and not just the obvious ones. Sure, you’ll want to try Mexican food and BBQ here, but don’t forget about the famous Gulf seafood and German food (thanks to the region’s German […]

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On the Spanish Mission Trail in San Antonio

April 10, 2013
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If I ever hear anyone say “Oh if you’ve seen one Spanish mission, you’ve seen them all,” I might have to have words with that person. Because nothing could be further from the truth. San Antonio is rich in Spanish history and features five missions of historical note: The Alamo, which is in the center […]

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San Antonio River Tour: Getting the Lay of the River

March 13, 2013
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You know how when you visit a new city, you always want to take the first day to get the lay of the land on foot, by bus, or even by driving around? Well, in San Antonio, the San Antonio River (and the Riverwalk) is such a central part of the city, that one of […]

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Mi Tierra: An Unforgettable Restaurant in San Antonio

March 6, 2013
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As you walk through the entrance of Mi Tierra, you pass by the bakery, which smells so divine it nearly brings you to your knees. Mexican music playing in the background sets the mood for what you are about to experience. But more than anything, you should brace yourself for the visual feast you’ll find […]

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5 Favorite River Walks in 5 Fabulous Cities

February 6, 2013
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Humankind has been drawn to rivers for as long as we’ve drawn breath. Songs and poems have been written about rivers, and many world mythologies have at least one important story about a river. In mythology, crossing a river marks an important part of a journey. The River Styx in Greek mythology was the border […]

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Random Musings From A Solo Traveler in San Antonio

January 30, 2013
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Last week when the temperatures in Vermont dipped down into the negative digits, I was basking in the 70-degree sunshine in San Antonio, Texas. My timing could not have been better. I expected to have a wonderful time during my first trip to Texas, and I did. Still, San Antonio wasn’t without its challenges. Over […]

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