In the last 30 years, hardly a summer of my life has passed without a week spent in Southwestern Michigan. From a home base in the small town of South Haven, where...
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You’d probably sooner find a rock star at the Away Spa than me, but when the downtown spot, tucked inside at the W Austin hotel, asked if I wanted to drop by for a treatment, I packed my swim suit and headed downtown. The hotel is located next to the Austin City...
I’d already stared at spinning wheels and leering clowns in one psychedelic room at Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station in Denver, then teetered through a twisted staircase to get to another. Now I found myself crawling into a subterranean space, gazing through a peep...
Hotdogs taste better when you order them from a roadside stand shaped like a giant barrel, as I learned when I stopped at the Root Beer Barrel in Douglas, Michigan. The stand, built in the 1950s, closed in the mid-1970s. It stood vacant for 25 years, its wooden staves...
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Casey Chapman Ross is a native and current Austinite, living here with her husband and three kids. Currently, she focuses on growing her travel writing and hospitality portfolio and involving her family in these assignments as often as possible.
For more than three decades, award-winning travel writer Becca Hensley has roved the world to find the meaning of life. Currently, she serves as Travel Editor for New Orleans Bride and Contributing Editor for Insiders Guide to Spas. A poet, mother, and gadabout, she is a luxury expert.
Anne Keene is an Austin-based writer, swimmer, sometimes horseback rider, and author of The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win WWII. For other stories visit www.annerkeene.com.
Maximiliano Mauriz was born in Santiago, Chile, but came to Texas as fast as he could. He lives in Austin with his partner, their 3-year old Vizsla, Boston (aka Boss), and 1-year old foster pup, Philip. He enjoys time with family and friends, travel, running and swimming — and taking images of the people (and animals) he loves and the places he visits.
Jeff Jenkins is an award-winning content creator and travel journalist who is the founder of Chubby Diaries. Jeff’s enthusiastic personality, charisma and contagious big smile makes him one of a kind! Learn more about him at https://www.chubbydiaries.com/.
Addie Broyles is a writer, podcaster and tarot card reader in Austin, where she’s raising her two sons and building community around food, family, travel and intersectional feminism. Read more of her work at https://thefeministkitchen.substack.com/.
Melanie P. Moore is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing, and Austin Fit Magazine. She was previously the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Badgerdog Literary Publishing.
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