National at Marquis Tree Tops

5217 Old Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, Texas, 78731, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Austin

Texas, Thankfully by Name Alone

A travel blog entry by wiscampsin

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... for a nightcap and then headed back to the park.
My cousin Ryan and his wife Christina, who I have not seen in years, offered us their spare bedroom on the north side of Austin for our last two nights in town and we quickly accepted. We packed up the Scamp, headed to the opposite end of the city and arrived at their place in the late morning. Christina works from home so she welcomed us and got us set up. We made plans to meet for dinner and some ...

Escapades in Texas

A travel blog entry by paulanfran

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... I used the day to get a feel for a few to see where I wanted to be for the race. Watched the F1 qualifying from 3 different vantage points, session 1 from the pit straight just before turn 1, session 2 from turns 2 & 3, then headed over the bridges to turn 16. As soon as the session ended I headed straight for the autograph session line thinking I'd be there early, but no, the lines, one for each team were already substantial. I was on a mission ...

Ma'am do you have any concealed weapons in there?

A travel blog entry by bobbette

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... the air, fresh from the park next door! How very considerate of them!

On our walk back past the Blues, we passed many of the little food stalls Austin is also known for. Little food trucks and street side food vans converted into eateries. Its really quite a funky city. Being radical seems to be the cities motto!

Our Taxi ride home, took us past a great little neighbourhood of old houses which have been converted into restaurants. All of the houses you ...

The calm before the storm...

A travel blog entry by jameslethbridge

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... checked out the Texas Uni Campus which is insanely nice.. Think I may need more education.. guess I'll have to go back to university in Texas. Student loan extension here I come! Also had an authentic Mexican meal with John and the SXSW crew. Poor guys - they'd already started working and were having to do 7.30am meetings most days! On a side note: Some proper characters around the hostel too. I mean hostels attract some weird types ...

Ho! Ho! Who?

A travel blog entry by elk_oil

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4

... business and requires that you have a natural beard to get certified. I discovered that being Santa professionally is lucrative, too. Rookie Santas can earn $10,000 their first season, and experienced vets can make 15 to 20 grand. So Google and YouTube, here I come, and a few searches later I was taking an impromptu crash course in becoming St. Nick. I found some helpful videos, like the ones in this series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1& ...

 

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