So when it’s time to introduce people to our city or take a break ourselves, what better way to do it than via some of our favorite things: biking, paddling, and floating? Thankfully, we have a great guided option for all these activities in Austin tour company, Frontera Tours.[Read more…]
It’s that time of year when we trade out pants for shorts, slather on the sunblock, and pray we make it to the car before sweat forms on our brow. It’s H-O-T and only getting hotter. Luckily, Austin offers interesting options to cool down in the summer temps. Jump in the lake? We got it. Float a river? Check. Soak in Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool, or Deep Eddy Pool? Yes, yes, and yes!
But did you know there are several local hotels offering pool passes this summer?[Read more…]
Waterloo Adventures on Lake Travis is the perfect place to practice for those American Ninja Warrior tryouts. Even better, you get to stay cool while doing so because it’s on the lake. Literally.
Austin’s rainy spring morphed into full-fledged summer almost overnight. Now we have one thing on the brain: get in/on/near the water! My friends and I recently spent a fantastic day at Waterloo Adventures in order to share our experience with you.[Read more…]
Austin Craft Lounge, a local crafting studio that offers over 50 different projects, has a special twist you don’t see at other craft spots. You don’t have to make the same project as everyone else during class![Read more…]
There is an outdoor boot camp taking Austin, and the nation, by storm. You may have heard of it—Camp Gladiator. What you may not know is the gladiator heart at the heart of this story, which is changing the way people think about fitness.[Read more…]
Austin is among the top cities in the country for yoga. The offerings continue to grow alongside other booming industries here, and rightfully so. The harder we work, the more we deserve opportunities to relax, breathe, and let go. Thankfully, many establishments are offering wallet-friendly yoga class options.
It’s not that I don’t think a good class or workshop isn’t worth upwards of $20. But it can be good to mix it up with free events here and there. I’ve compiled a list of several unique yoga offerings in Austin: from big studios, to coffeeshop yoga, to pop-up outdoor classes. Here’s where to find free yoga in Austin–or at least donation-based–on every day of the week. [Read more…]
Austin Salt Cave is your destination for all things salt. All the products they carry are, in some way, made with salt: lamps, blocks for cooking, lotions, soaps, and sunscreen. There is a selection of edible salt from around the world. I sampled the matcha salt, which had a slight green tinge. Then I tried a small sample of “venom,” made with Trinidad scorpion peppers, which had my mouth burning. Definitely recommended for spice enthusiasts, but use with caution!
In the Live Music Capital, I found a treasure trove of serendipitous music with poetic purpose unlike anything I had heard before. The note I heard struck a chord so unique, tears brimmed in my eyes as I clapped, danced, and sang along. Where did this beautiful sound come from? It emerged from a place appropriately named Heartsong Music, which brings not just families together, but our oldest and youngest generations.