Tag Archives: Texas

What is SXSW Interactive?

It is that time of year here in central Texas. Time for “South by.” SXSW. South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. “The thing that ate the month of March.” There are three parts to the SXSW festival – Interactive, Film, … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: the closer to the ocean, the better. For the ions, you know.

If I can walk out onto a balcony, hear waves crashing and smell that salty smell, I’m a happy hotel/house guest. Really, what else would you expect from a formerly seagoing Navy woman? My husband Chris Fancher told me when … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Travel Meetup at SXSWi

One of the 5000+ events at the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) tech conference in Austin, Texas is a series of Meet Ups so that people with similar interests have a chance to find one another in the 20,000+ person … Continue reading

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The Shut Up and Do It holiday season

After the last few holiday seasons, I’ve felt that I really missed a lot of opportunities to enjoy local festivities. I was “too busy” or “too tired” or some such excuse. This year I made a special effort to avoid … Continue reading

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Experimenting with a Megabus, Amtrak and Greyhound trip

It’s like Planes, Trains and Automobiles except that the autos are buses instead. Now that Midwestern favorite Megabus has some routes in Texas, I’ve decided to try it out this week on a trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend an … Continue reading

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Two speaker proposal deadlines coming up

If you have great ideas, stories or case studies to share, there are two speaking proposal deadlines coming up this week…. **  SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) digital/tech creatives conference in Austin, Texas in March 2013. It’s only the biggest … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Pegasus details at the Magnolia Hotel

The building that now houses the hip Magnolia Hotel in Dallas used to be the headquarters for Mobil Oil. A big red Pegasus neon sign (the Magnolia Oil and then the Mobil Oil corporate symbol) rotated atop the building and … Continue reading

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Travel and tourism at SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) 2012

The topics are all over the map at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin every year, but even in the 20,000 person geek madness, it’s still possible to find one’s “tribe.” If you are a travel blogger, travel writer, travel … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Waste not, want not

This is a handmade decorative ornament made from “114 heads representing 5 generations of the Fleming family” in Nolan County, Texas. Said my daughter in reaction to the ornament:  “It’d be really pretty if it wasn’t, um, HAIR.” You can … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: the Paris Coffee Shop

It’s the kind of unpretentious downtown diner where the owner pauses at the table of a longtime customer, and they commiserate about how their bum shoulders keep them from playing tennis as much as they’d like. The kind of place … Continue reading

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