4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Quebec City

Chateau Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace in Quebec City, Canada.

I did plenty of research before heading over to this most-French of all North American cities but there were still some things that we weren’t quite prepared for. Below are four surprises we encountered in Quebec City. Consider yourself forewarned! 1. Quebec City is hilly. VERY HILLY. It is not…

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Johnson City is the New Fredericksburg

Or rather, Johnson City is the OLD Fredericksburg. While Fredericksburg is still a nice place to visit, it has seen some changes over the years, from sleepy Texas town to mostly-sleepy-except-for-the-raging-tourist-invasion-that-is-Main-street. One of the big draws of Fredericksburg was the opportunity to visit the hill country wineries. When there were…

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Your Guide to Texas Hill Country Cycling

There’s really nothing like Texas hill country cycling – cruising peacefully down quiet backroads, with tall grass and wildflowers waving from the sidelines. If you have road bikes or even plain old commuter bikes, load them up and drive to Fredericksburg, Texas. Just a few blocks from the tourist hubbub…

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Day Trip from Austin, Part IV: North to Georgetown

Georgetown Winery

It’s here, the final day trip from Austin. We’re heading north to Georgetown, Texas! I’ve already posted about going South to New Braunfels, West to breweries, and East to parks so it’s only fitting to end with a day trip that incorporates a little bit of everything in its own…

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Day Trip from Austin, Part II: West to Hill Country Brews and Views

farm view at Jester King Brewery

This is part two of my four part series on day trips from Austin, Texas – one from each direction: north, south, east, west. Last week I posted about driving south to New Braunfels and now we’re going west – towards breweries, distilleries, wineries, and wide open hill country views.…

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