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Travel Blogs from Austin
... and making the most out of it...seeing as much of what is out there, meeting people that speak and think differently than I do, witnessing experiencing events that some people don't even know exist, is what this thing called "life" is all about. So for me, it seemed fitting to consider this visit home as the beginning of my, just shy of, five month trek around the globe. The time I spend with my family is priceless...the bonding with my ...
... beautiful & you forget you are in the middle of a big city! I found a little Mexican place for some takeout lunch & he said he would give me just a small bag of chips to take along too.....the park is quite cool, not as nice as Atlanta but does have beach volleyball in the middle. Just caught the bus back from downtown & who do I bump into but the 2 Scottish guys from New Orleans & Houston - turns out they are in my room too haha!! ...
... at sunset the bats come out to feed. We made sure we were on the bridge at sunset and I have never seen so many bats in my life. They were flying within 10 feet of us, hundreds of them (actually 750,000 give or take a few). In an evening they devour between 10,000 and 60,000 mosquitoes which by my reckoning is a very good thing. It was not possible to get a good photo so we will simply use our minds eye to remember ...
... As I started thinking about where to go, the time off and space grew that ember. I asked my friends if a month would be ok. The if 2 months would be ok. I then admitted that the ember was now a wildfire of at least 6 months. Thank goodness my biological family and my chosen family said, 6 months was great too. This time and adventure is a gift from them as much as it is an investment ...
... without realizing that his sunglasses were perched on top. He sheepishly accepted pieces of his shattered glasses that had been retrieved by the other fans in the area. The rest of the Iowa State fans were pretty good. They actually stayed most of the game even though it became clear Iowa State wasn't going to pull of the upset.
This is the first game I've been to wearing the visiting team's colors, and I have to say, Texas fans ...
Other places to stay in Austin
Bouldin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Nice but needs room makeover
- Not too good
- Terrific staff! Great location.
University of Texas - Austin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $160
South River City, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $448
- Terrific Hotel
- Just okay....
- Consistent top rated hotel in town
Bouldin, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $168
- Embassy Suites...Average Hotel, Ideal location
- Free beer!!
- Good hotel, careless housekeeping
Bouldin, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $158
- Radisson Austin Great
- Great Location and price
- Fine and dandy
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $143
- It's a decent hotel for a decent price--staff great!
- Dreamy beds, gracious staff
- Nice Hotel, but a terrible stay
St. Johns, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $119
South River City, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $189
- Great Hotel
- Great Stay, Very Comfortable
- Hilton Austin Convention Center
St. Johns, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $130
Southeast Austin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Some quirks, great food
- Uncomfortable Stay
- Nice stay - see our photos !
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $171
- Great downtown location
- A Fabulous Hotel in my opinion
- Convenient downtown location
St. Johns, Austin | 2 star hotelfrom $57
University Hills and Windsor Park, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $134
9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $171
- Beautiful place, fantastic location
- Perfect weekend getaway
9515 Hotel Drive, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $112
East Cesar Chavez, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $161
- Ok room, but Crowne needs to work on Cleanliness
- Great Place at a Great Price
- Loved the Crown!
Downtown, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $202
St. Johns, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $105
East Riverside - Oltorf, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $105
North Crossing, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $113
Downtown, Austin | 2 star hotelfrom $144
- Gliding Revolution-Downtown Segway Glide
- Excellent choice for downtown Austin!
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $168
- Great if you get a deal..
- Cozy and classy
- The lowdown
7800 N Interstate Highway 35, Austin | Hotelfrom $65
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $228
- Overrated - This is really a bad choice
- The Beautiful Driskill
- Beautiful, historic, fantastic service
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $192
- My favorite Austin hotel
- Rooms are fine, but service is lacking
- Nice rooms -- shame about the road noise!