Quirky, indie, exciting, beautiful – there are countless ways to describe Austin. The state capital of Texas is a perfect escape for anyone looking for live music, unique art, delicious food, and lush nature. Read on for ten must-sees in this colorful city.
In 2006, Blake Mycoskie first learned of the Alpargata shoe worn in Argentina since the 14th century. Inspired by its story, he created his first product – a commercial variation of the rope-soled, canvas-topped original.
Created in 1974 by the San Francisco-based avant-garde art collective “Ant Farm,” Cadillac Ranch is a startling roadside installation just 10 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Architects Chip Lord and Doug Michels, along with art student Hudson Marquez bought ten used Cadillac cars at an average cost of $200 each from local junkyards to use them for their unique project.
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” This was the message American astronaut Neil Armstrong sent from the lunar module to NASA’s Mission Control Center, in Houston, Texas, at 3:18 p.m (CT) on July 20th, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 trip, and before stepping onto the Moon’s surface.
From stargazing under the desert night sky, hammocking on a secluded island to fire-roasting s’mores over a campfire in the Wild Wild West, our collection of yurts, tents, teepees and Conestoga wagons, will inspire you to plan your next experience in some of the most exciting US locales.
If you are jonesing for a midnight fix or looking to capture a fancy Instagram story, we have the ideal place for you. The quirky invention of a genius California-based bakery chain, called Sprinkles, has already been filling Houstonians’ late-night sweet cravings.
For a group that enjoys living a life of seclusion and doesn’t believe in watching television, dramatizations of their mysterious lifestyle and some Amish people themselves have been featured in many programs bringing a somewhat unwelcome focus on America’s “Plain People.”
Marfa is a contemporary art hub in West Texas on the High Plains of the Chihuahuan Desert at the junction of U.S. highways 90 and 67. This tiny but extremely vibrant town is an hour drive to the Mexico Border, an hour and a half from Big Bend National Park, and three hours from El Paso.