25 things to do or places to visit in Houston

25 THINGS TO DO OR PLACES TO VISIT IN HOUSTON, TEXAS – AND MANY ARE TOTALLY FREE!

I moved to Houston in 1999, initially for two years, but lets just say that 16 years later I'm happy to refer to this city as home. When my family first arrived we would blitz all the best places to
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Airbnb rental

AIRBNB RENTAL INSTEAD OF A HOTEL?

I recently needed to visit Chicago a week earlier than I had originally planned and at fairly short notice. My visit coincided with the graduation season and I discovered that Downtown Chicago has quite a few schools. Add to that
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Chicago Architecture River Tour

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE RIVER TOUR: A GREAT WAY TO LEARN THE HISTORY OF THIS CITY

I must admit that the Chicago skyline is one of my all time favorites. As we are lucky enough to visit this city on a regular basis, we are always on the lookout for something new to try. In April
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NEW YORK: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Our brief visit to the Met Museum was made all the easier thanks to Liz being a regular visitor at this venue. The daily entrance fee of $25 per adult seemed a little steep as we were only planning on
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NEW YORK: NY PUBLIC LIBRARY

With the possibility of inclement weather, Amy and I decided to look for indoor activities in Manhattan and decided the New York Public Library would be a fun location. Many years ago on a family visit to Manhattan we had
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NEW YORK: BROOKLYN

View of Manhattan from BrooklynOn my recent trip to New York in May the weather was perfect for exploring this fun city on foot. Having previously visited on quite a few trips my daughter Amy wanted to find new things
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CHICAGO SIGHTSEEING

What a whirlwind trip to Chicago this was! So glad I got the opportunity to check in with Becky though and see how well she is settling into her new city. Arriving Thursday in the rain I was a little
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CHICAGO – THE WINDY CITY

Arrived in Chicago to check in with Becky at Columbia for a couple of days. Weather was a little wet on Thursday, but we still managed to enjoy the magnificant mile. Chicago really is a shoppers paradise and so Friday
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SUNNY FALL DAY IN NEW YORK CITY

My last trip to NY in January 2013 left me frozen to the core as the weather was just brutally cold. Thankfully on this trip the sun has been shining, and while the days high temperatures are only in the
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ROUND TOP, TEXAS

I have just returned form a fun girls trip in Texas. We stayed in a very secluded cabin in the middle of the woods, well Winchester Texas, but it was certainly very peaceful with only the wildlife, and us, making
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