JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

When my friends Jessica and Ismail invited me on vacation to JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, I jumped at the chance. As a spa enthusiast, it’s long been on my bucket list for having one of the best spas in Texas but it’s probably the most famous for its epic water…

Lantana Spa at JW Marriott Hill Country

Lantana Spa at JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio is said to be one of the best spas in Texas and has long been on my list of dream spas to visit so when my friend Jessica invited me on vacation at the resort, I jumped at the chance.  Beautifully appointed with an expansive…

Spa Weekend at Gaylord Texan

A few months ago, I mentioned to my friend Katie over dinner that we met fifteen years ago this August. She suggested we celebrate our fifteen year frieniversary with a spa weekend and we chose Gaylord Texan, as Relache Spa is one of my favorites in the Metroplex.  If you’ve never seen the Gaylord Texan…

Wildseed Farms

The Texas hill country sure is a sight for sore eyes. It’s worth a trip for flower enthusiasts at least once in the springtime just so you can marvel at the wildflowers. One of my favorites places on the famous Texas Hwy 290 Wine Trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City is Wildseed Farms, the largest…

Tanglewood Resort on Lake Texoma

Last week I took a trip to Tanglewood Resort on Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border and thought I’d tell you all about it for Travel Tuesday. Since Tanglewood is dog friendly, I even brought my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Henry along for the trip! If you’re looking for a dog-friendly weekend trip that’s just…

Visiting Anakeesta in Tennessee

A mountaintop theme park During my trip to Dollywood last fall, my friend Irene and I had an extra day in Gatlinburg and decided to have a little fun up in the Smokey Mountains. When in Rome, right? We headed up a chair lift to explore the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Anakeesta is a pretty…

4.0 Cellars

Ten years ago, three Texas winemakers from around the state decided to open a winery in the heart of the Texas wine country, Fredericksburg. Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, and McPherson Cellars came together to open 4.0 Cellars, which is known for its wine and cheese and wine and chocolate pairings. I recently had the…

Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon Whiskey

Have you ever had Texas bourbon? Garrison Brothers‘ award-winning bourbon has beaten Kentucky-made bourbon at several national competitions. Bourbon-lovers cannot get enough of this highly rated stuff! I visited Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas while on a press trip to Stonewall Motor Lodge in the Fredericksburg area a few weeks ago. It’s just down the…

Stonewall Motor Lodge

I had a blast in the Texas hill country last week on a press trip to Stonewall Motor Lodge (which I organized as SML’s publicist). This drive-up motor lodge is reminiscent of old-fashioned Route 66 accommodations. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the famous Hwy 290 wine trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City and is…