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I hope your 2014 travels are off to a wonderful start! So much has happened in my professional and personal life the last year or two that my travels are somewhat limited for now. I'm amazingly blessed with family and friends who are enjoying the travel part of my life with me now but we're doing more short road trips and back roads to keep busy. As I complete my graduate studies I'll be diving into Austin, Texas a bit more but hoping to hit the road (and planes) a bit more in 2015!!

2014 Travels
January-New Orleans, Lousiana
March-Beaumont, Texas and Coushatta Casino, Louisiana

July-Denver, Colorado

December-Chile to do some good research on their education system

December 2013
Cruise to Progresso, Mexico on the Carnival Triumph

Northern Ireland
St. Louis, Missouri

Freeport, Texas

Boston, Massachusetts
North Conway, New Hampshire
Kennebunks, Maine
Portland, Maine
Freeport, Maine
Montpelier, Vermont
Waterbury, Vermont
Sherbrooke, Canada
Wagog, Canada
Freeport, Texas

Kinder, Louisiana
San Antonio, Texas

Atlanta, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lafayette, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Boerne, Texas
Luckenbach, Texas
Dallas, Texas

2011 List of Events:

Galveston, Texas
Gulfport, Mississippi
Mobile, Alabama
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Atlanta, Georgia

Rockport, Texas
New Orleans, Louisiana!

Galveston, Texas
Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas


Elgin, Texas

Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago, Illinois

Houston, Texas
Los Angeles, California
Santa Monica Beach/Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach
Six Flags Magic Mountain Theme Park
Penzance, England
Land's End, England
Tresco Island, England

Brenham, Texas
Mabank, Texas
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
Huntsville, Alabama
Waxahachie, Texas

Huntsville, Texas
Cypress, Texas
Houston, Texas (more in depth)
Pasadena, Texas
LaPorte, Texas
San Jacinto Battlefield Historical State Park
Salt Lake City, Utah (total spur of the moment trip)
Park City, Utah

Galveston, Texas
Hunstville, Texas
Massanutten Ski Resort, Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Staunton, Virginia
Washington, D.C.
College Station, Texas

Spring, Texas
Cypress, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Bryan, Texas
Schulenburg, Texas
Houston, Texas (more in depth)
Independence, Texas

London, England
Trent, Texas
Anson, Texas
Graham, Texas
Breckinridge, Texas
Abilene, Texas
Pearland, Texas

This Week in the Life Travels of Brandy

I've gotten so wrapped up in my career that I've let my travel self down. Life overtakes us sometime but I am quickly finding that I need to allow myself that freedom that I once did. I recently moved to Austin so I should be really close to SO MUCH around Texas. Therefore, my new goal is to try something once per week. If it's a restaurant, hike, park or just something around by my new place. Got to explore before Graduate School takes over and consumes me!

This week? I'm going to try to find some FREEBIES in Austin, Texas the next month or two!

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Recent Activity:
ADDED to Austin, Texas with a FREEBIE Off the Beaten Path

December 2012
ADDED to Grapevine, Texas
ADDED to Las Vegas, Nevada
ADDED to Lewisville, Texas
ADDED to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ADDED to San Antonio, Texas
ADDED to Spring, Texas
ADDED to Texas
ADDED to Texas City, Texas
ADDED to The Woodlands, Texas
ADDED to Tomball, Texas
ADDED to Tyler, Texas
ADDED to Waxahachie, Texas
ADDED to Houston, Texas

July 2012
ADDED to Dallas, Texas
ADDED to Denton, Texas
ADDED to Florence, South Carolina
ADDED to Flower Mound, Texas
ADDED to Frisco, Texas
ADDED to Grand Prairie, Texas

July 2012
ADDED to Atlanta, Georgia
ADDED to Austin, Texas
ADDED to Brenham, Texas
ADDED to Carrollton, Texas
ADDED to College Station, Texas
ADDED to Cypress, Texas

April 2012
ADDED to Arlington, Texas

March 2012
ADDED to Addison, Texas
ADDED to Abilene, Texas

February 2012
ADDED to Carrollton, Texas
ADDED to Dallas, Texas
ADDED to Addison, Texas
ADDED to Houston, Texas

January 2012
ADDED to The Woodlands, Texas
EDITED Jacksonville, North Carolina
EDITED and ADDED to Houston, Texas

December 2011
Too Busy Traveling

November 2011
ADDED to Madisonville, Texas

October 2011
ADDED to Brenham, Texas
ADDED Madisonville, Texas

May 2011
ADDED to Addison, Texas
ADDED to Carrollton, Texas
ADDED to Dallas, Texas
ADDED Brenham, Texas

More Things To Do

VT Things to Do:
Add photo albums from early travels (pre digital cameras)
Add state tips from 1000 places books
Add Louisiana page state facts
Get photo of Baker Street Pub for entry
Get Cynthia Woods Pavilion pics from Mom's camera from last summer...Military concert

1,000 Places To See Before You Die

This book has really energized my travel and driven me to get out in this beautiful world. So many times we can watch, or read, the news and fear for the state of our planet. Then, we can book a trip across the world and still find beauty of the natural earth, happiness in friendly people of all countries, and simplicity that will bring our life to a higher level of being.


I love to read. It's one of the reasons my day job is a second grade teacher :) I love teaching people to read, as well. Because of this, I try and read literature that belongs to a certain destination ahead of time or while traveling. If you guys have any book lists I'd love for you to share them with me. I think it makes the traveling come more alive.

My Tips

My tips are usually pretty different from others. When I started using VT 2 years ago (WOW!) I would include a lot of information from Wikipedia and showcase a lot of the history. But, lately, I've concluded that you probably have already researched most of the history if you're a travel worshiper like I. So, I started telling my story. How does a 25 year old girl (usually travelling with one friend or solo) experience the place? What did it sound like, smell like, etc... So, I hope that you aren't offended by my experiences. Sometimes I go off the edge. When in New Orleans I do what many other girls do, and in Vegas as well. I try to become part of the town and sometimes that means I let my hair down. I'm just here to tell you how I experienced it. So that when you visit you aren't caught off guard like I usually am with just knowing the history of a place. It's nothing like the history...it's all about the present!

July 24, 2007 Rookie Rank-265 VT Rank-8362
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October 24, 2007 Rookie Rank-84 VT Rank 4561
February 24, 2008 Rookie Rank-66 VT Rank 4140
June 1, 2008 VT Rank 3933
August 24, 2008 VT Rank 3099
December 17, 2008 VT Rank 2913
May 11, 2009 VT Rank 2405
August 1, 2009 VT Rank 1600
March 15, 2010 VT Rank 1250
December 15, 2010 VT Rank 775
July 15, 2011 VT Rank 649
January 16, 2012 VT Rank 372

July 31, 2007 Tip 100 Written-Houston Restaurant Tip The Cheesecake Factory
January 21, 2008 Tip 200 Written-San Antonio Restaurant Tip Chili's on the Riverwalk
June 18, 2008 Tip 300 Written-Galveston Things To Do Tip on the Public Beach
February 7, 2009 Tip 400 Written-Hampstead, North Carolina Restaurant Tip J and J's Village Restaurant
June 25, 2009 Tip 500 Written-Fredericksburg, Texas Things To Do Tip The Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead
January 17, 2009 Tip 600 Written-Alexandria, Virginia Hotel Tip Morrison House
January 3, 2011 Tip 700 Written-San Antonio, Texas Restaurant Tip on Bill Miller's BBQ

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