Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US
Think wine in the US only comes from the west coast? Intrepid and weather-defying vintners are beating the odds and producing wines across this diverse land, from the bucolic shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain to the ...
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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
In the late afternoon on April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston and his ragtag Texan army caught up with the Mexican forces of General Antonio López de Santa Anna that were resting on the banks of the San Jacinto River. Fighting was fierce, as Houston's men 'remembered the Alamo,' and the massacre at Goliad. Santa Anna's surrender came relatively quickly.
Historic buildings, boutiques and cafes galore, Old Town Spring is a browser-and-buyers delight. Set up like a large village, many of the old houses and storefronts moved here date to the early 1900s. Each of the shops is unique, some more so than others. Shop at the hat store or the one dedicated solely to birdhouses and you'll see what we mean.
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Top 10 best value destinations in the USA
The United States has a captivating array of attractions, from sun-kissed beaches to craggy mountains, with red-rock deserts, verdant forests and vibrant cities all part of the great American landscape...
Five roads less travelled in the USA
Everyone knows a road trip is the classic way to see the grand ol' USA...
Austin during SXSW: escape the crowds
Every year, Austin's South by Southwest Festival gets bigger and bigger, while Austin stays the same size...
South By Southwest (SXSW): a guide to Austin's music & technology festival
'6th and red river' by Dave_B_. Creative Commons Attribution This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's A Year of Festivals. Location: Venues throughout Austin, USA...