The Royal Tour: Austin

Walking into C-Boys Heart and Soul in the South Congress area of Austin, I am greeted by dim lights and soft music.  The place is quiet - it is, after all, early evening on a Monday night.  The bartender greets patrons by name.  A stage sits at the end of the small room, and it…

South Congress: The Must-Do of Austin

Most cities have things that are very worthwhile doing, especially for a tourist. The best cities have a district that is not to be missed, as walking through it will give you a better sense of the place. Austin has both. I mentioned my recommendation for the one restaurant you can't miss, Franklin BBQ. Today,…

Riverwalk? More Like River-Run Away

Some things are worth braving throngs of tourists. The Royal Palace in Bangkok, the Sistine Chapel, Yosemite Valley: these are attractions so extraordinary and unique that being constantly jostled by my fellow men and women is bearable, even if unpleasant. Last night, I visited the San Antonio Riverwalk. It is a spur off of the…

Trip Itinerary: Central Texas

After nearly a month at home - my longest stretch of the year so far - my anxiety has flared up. I find myself staring at the calendar and counting down the days until I leave again. Fortunately, the countdown is nearly done, and I get the privilege of taking off later this week for…