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How I Spent 3 Nights Photographing the Northern Lights in Alaska

by Jennifer Simonson on April 15, 2019

On a 98-degree August afternoon in Austin, I was lying on my couch reading magazines when I came across an article that said that Fairbanks, Alaska was one of the best places in the world...

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Hopping at The Brewer’s Table, Austin

by Jennifer Simonson on December 7, 2018

Any Austinite who has lived in the city for more than five years is quick to point out the negative impacts of recent growth. The traffic, the loss of live music venues, high rises on...

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#TravelTuesday: B&B and BBQ, 24 Hours in Lockhart

by Jennifer Simonson on October 9, 2018

Texans have been making day trips to the barbecue mecca of Lockhart for eons. The county seat of Caldwell County, just 30 minutes south of Austin and an hour northeast of San Antonio, has traditionally...

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Pull Up a Chair at the Copper Table Summer Supper Series

by Jennifer Simonson on July 11, 2018

Downtown Austin just after rush hour is the last place I want to be, I told myself as the honking cars and beating sun made beads of sweat roll along my forehead. I was losing...

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#TravelTuesday: 2018 Family Fun Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast

by Jennifer Simonson on May 22, 2018

Summertime is almost on us, which means summer vacation is right around the corner. Texas beaches are among the most popular destinations for family vacations. Yet, while spending hours jumping waves, soaking up the sun...

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Keeping Austin Laughing: The Moontower Comedy Festival

by Jennifer Simonson on May 2, 2018

In a town known for its live music festivals, the Moontower Comedy Festival mixes it up by bringing four days of nonstop comedy to the capitol city. Every April, the festival draws America’s funniest comics...

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Authentic Italy at Andiamo

by Jennifer Simonson on March 30, 2018

For many of us, Italian food conjures up images of homemade pasta, hand-rolled meatballs and tomato-heavy sauces. Polenta is usually not the first dish that comes to mind. Italian cook and Sommelier PierGiorgio Manna wants...

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#Travel Tuesday | History Comes Alive in Amsterdam on Emperor’s Canal

by Jennifer Simonson on October 3, 2017

Keizersgracht Canal image courtesy Jennifer Simonson Nicknamed “Venice of the North,”  the history of Amsterdam is intimately connected to its 60 miles of canals flowing through the city. The Dutch first dug canals in the...