I love exploring far off places! I recently returned from a trip to Bali and it was absolutely magical with visiting cultural landmarks, gorgeous beaches, and incredible food! As much as I loved Bali and my international destinations, I decided it was time to bring the magic home to Texas. The beauty of Texas is that there are so many unique things to do and it’s easy to jump in the car and make a weekend trip out of many of these places. My goal of the Texas Travel Series is to share unique Texas destinations as well as find spots that remind us of a country that may be on our bucket list. Below are some places that I’ve gotten to visit so far!
Glen Rose is a tiny town about an hour outside of Fort Worth, but the beauty of this small town are the unique things to do. While relaxing in a beautiful historic inn, you can take adventures to see dinosaur footprints at Dinosaur Valley State Park or go on a safari to see exotic animals at Fossil Rim. Tanzania has always been on my list of places to visit, but Fossil Rim offers some spectacular safari experiences such as a romantic dinner over the property and the chance to ride in a truck while the animals roam around you. You can read all about Glen Rose here.
El Paso easily stole my heart with it’s rich Hispanic culture, delicious food, and appreciation for the arts! I loved that I had the chance to practice speaking Spanish and visit the El Paso Art Museum with works featuring artists along the border. Jaurez & El Paso are known as the birth place of the margarita and I even got the chance to cross to Jaurez to try the original one. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Rio De Jainero, you can recreate the experience because Cristo Rey is similar to the Jesus Statue Climb in Brazil.
Big Bend National Park
There are a lot of notable National Parks and Texas has one of those! Now a weekend trip to Big Bend might be a little difficult, but it’s worth making the trek there! The hiking is incredible with views of the canyons and unique structures. In addition to hiking there are places where you can relax in hot springs. You can also cross into the tiny border town of Boquillas for fresh Mexican food, visit Terlingua Ghost Town, and stay in a tipi for a truly unique experience! You can read all about Big Bend here.
Texas Travel Series: What’s Next
Clearly, I’m just getting started! Stay tuned for a canal ride down the Irving canals as if you were in Venice, German culture and epic water parks in New Braunfels, Houston, San Antonio, Weatherford, Galveston, and more!
Texas Travel Series on Good Morning Texas
I’m so excited for the opportunity to share all about my Texas Travel Series which you can see on Good Morning Texas below!
P.S. If you’re wondering where I got this stunning dress, it’s from Y and I Boutique.
Zainab MpianaJuly 18, 2018
This is so amazing Jessica, let me travel with you girl
Katie-Rose WatsonJuly 19, 2018
Love your new travel series! And Inn on the River is so darling. I still think about their breakfast – yum!
ErinJuly 28, 2018
I spent 20 years in San Antonio, so I can’t wait to see that one. 🙂 I also lived in El Paso (my favorite thing was getting out of it and going to nearby places like Cloudcroft & Ruidoso, NM) and Dallas. The Hill Country is my favorite area.
StephanieJuly 29, 2018
I love seeing my home state get some love! I used to go to Glen Rose as a kid ALL THE TIME! Fun to see it’s still popular.
LoriJuly 29, 2018
I’ve heard of several of these places but never realized there’s this much to see in this part of Texas. So many unique flavors in each of these areas – I’d love to check them all out!
BlondevoyageJuly 29, 2018
Love this post and I want to hug that giraffe <3
AnisaJuly 29, 2018
Sounds like you have a lot of great stuff planned in the coming weeks. There is just so much to see in Texas and I think a lot of people take it for granted.
Pippa MarffyJuly 29, 2018
Great tips! I love the caption haha. Never heard of the National Park before so will definitely add it to my list when we visit the states later this year!
Natasha LequepeysJuly 30, 2018
Thanks so much for sharing! Just moved to Atlanta from Canada so I’m eager to explore the South of the US, and this will be super helpful! Your travels look amazing and you did so good with the TV appearance! Get it girl!