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Austin — The music starts at the airport, but that’s not all this hip, funky capital city in the middle of Texas has to offer. Consistently ranked one of the most livable cities in the U.S., Austin embraces film, culture, and its anything-but-flat outdoor terrain equally.

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For a funky music scene, quirky locals, mouth-watering Tex-Mex cuisine, and an eclectic culture.

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Easy Southern Escapes: Bastrop, Texas

December 14, 2015 by Melanie Warner Spencer

Established by the Spanish in 1806, Bastrop, Texas is a picturesque town nestled on the banks of the Colorado River. Located about 34 miles southeast of Austin, ... Read More »

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The Texas Hill Country That Tourists Haven't Yet Discovered

December 09, 2015 by Sara Hudson

The Texas Hill Country is a favorite getaway for good reason: gorgeous outdoors, great food, elegant B&Bs, and local charm. But there’s far more to see and ... Read More »

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Deal Alert: Stay in 900-Square-Foot Austin Lofts for $119

August 13, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Littlefield Lofts in hip Austin, Texas, reopened in July after a major facelift. That it’s on 6th Street means you can ditch the car and easily walk to funky ... Read More »

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Q&A: Chef Tim Love Loves BBQ, from Austin to Alabama

December 30, 2014 by Hilary Sheinbaum

If there’s one state Tim Love knows best, it’s Texas. The Top Chef alumni isn’t just a TV star, he’s the real deal – with his restaurants Lonesome Dove Western ... Read More »

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Our Favorite Holiday Light Strolls in the U.S.

December 11, 2014 by Zachary Laks

Take time this holiday season to stop and smell the chestnuts roasting on an open fire – literally. In cities around the country, December becomes a feast for ... Read More »

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