Bloggers Discover Texas: Read Reviews and Enter to Win $100!

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Texas is the experience of being transformed by another culture without ever leaving the US - it's like a whole other country.

Eleven bloggers were invited to explore Texas with their family and share their adventures. Start your Texas journey by ordering a FREE travel guide. Then click on the posts below to read their stories and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card.

The BlogHer Discover Texas sweepstakes run from 5/1/12 through 6/1/12 and are only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Viet-Cajun Dining in Houston, Texas

When I moved to Texas to attend the University of Houston 13 long years ago, I never imagined it would become my permanent home, so much so that even my parents have moved here. The ideas I had in my head about Texas when I first arrived were your stereotypical cowboys and tumbleweeds. Boy was I in for a shock....more

There is No Shortage of Great Places to Eat

Spring Break was a few weeks ago and, while we don't take a big trip, we do like to unplug for a few days and have some good old-fashioned family time. When we want to go somewhere close that's sure to please everyone, we head west for the short drive to Ft. Worth....more

Back to Nature in Texas

I've discovered a few things over the last few months of walking almost daily in our neighborhood. First of all, walking helps with weight loss. Second, walking  is a great exercise because you can do it anywhere. Third, I get bored easily. ...more

I Love Alpine. It Makes My Soul and Heart Happy To Be There.

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that I travel three hours away from my hometown of Stanton, Texas to the Big Bend region of Texas to attend grad school at my alma mater Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas....more

Spring in Texas: The Kemah Boardwalk

How perfectly gorgeous is your spring weather right now? We’re right smack in the middle of a stretch of storybook-beautiful weather in southeast Texas. It’s actually like this every year. But after a short stretch of annoyingly cool weather (“winter”), you learn to really appreciate the rest of the year. Most of it, anyway....more

This Place is Perfect for Kids!

Recently Aaron and I spent a few days at a resort that is about 30 miles outside of Austin. It was truly the best of both worlds for us. We were in the "woods," but really close to our home city. While there we met three different families from Chicago that were in Texas for Spring Break. ...more

Deep in the Heart of Texas

It's no secret that I love getting out on the weekends to explore Austin with my little family. I subscribe to Free Fun in Austin and I have a Pinterest board dedicated to things I'd like to do in Austin....more

A Tourist in San Angelo, Texas

We’ve been in Texas less than a year and every day we love it more!  There are so many wonderful places to explore that are within 2 to 2-1/2 hours of Brownwood.  Dallas, Stephenville, Austin, Llano, Fredericksburg, Abilene, San Angelo and lots of places in between!...more

Spring Adventure in San Antonio

When we moved to Texas two years ago, I really had no idea what awaited us. My husband travels around most of the state for work, so we have spent our time exploring the three major metros and the hundreds of small cities and towns that make up the great state of Texas....more

It Has Been Years Since We Visited This Fun Family Spot

As you already know, my family has a lot of kids -- five of our own and always at least one additional kid who is staying with us for one reason or another. Having at least five kids in our home often makes it hard to go to many "cool" vacation spots....more