San Antonio Texas: Day 1 of 3

After a fun day of flying, eating some of very delicious ramen, playing in Zilker Park, and commuting from Austin to San Antonio, we slept it off well that night, woke up energized in the morning and ready to go out and have fun in San Antonio! We first woke up and experienced our first premium breakfast buffet included at no extra cost in our hotel. After breakfast we went west of our hotel to the San Fernando Cathedral.

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Is Texas a Kid-Friendly Travel Destination?

We just returned from a family vacation with our 9 and 7 year old daughters in Texas! More specifically San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin. Did our kids enjoy it? Or did they hate the whole Texas experience? Was there anything fun for them to do in Texas? Should you take your children on a Texas Vacation? I will answer all these questions throughout this post. Consider this a mini Texas Vacation Guide for kids!!!!

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Howtowdie: A Scottish Roast Chicken

Yum! Yum! Yum! This is a tasty chicken recipe. If you are in a position where you cannot travel, the next best thing is eating dishes from other countries! One thing I learned while traveling is that all the senses are affected when visiting somewhere foreign. Each country has its own look, its own sound, its own smell, its own touch, and its own taste. I have never visited Scotland before, but I now have a sense of the taste of Scotland, you can do the same thing too! Pick a place you want to visit and look up recipes from there and eat the experience from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Recently, we decided to try something different with eating chicken, we baked it the Scottish way with stuffing, kinda like we do with turkeys here for Thanksgiving, but you’ll be blown away to see the ingredients for the stuffing.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Colcannon Recipe

Saint Patrick s Day is a fun day for all ages. The kids enjoy building leprechaun traps the night before and attempting to trap the leprechauns in hopes to see them or at least get their coins they leave behind when they escape. Kids and adults alike enjoy dressing in green and pinching those who fail to dress so festively. Adults enjoy the great food that comes with St. Patrick’s; corn beef, cabbage, parsnips, and other Irish dishes.

Today we are going to share with you another Irish dish, you may have eaten it or maybe you have never heard of it until now; Colcannon.

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UT: Arches National Park

When we woke up on Sunday morning of President’s Day weekend, it was a sunny and bright, but cool morning. It looked perfect for a day at Arches National Park UT where we could go hiking and admire some of the most beautiful rock formations in the world. We ate a nice big breakfast at our hotel, I did a quick hotel tour, and we were off to Arches.

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Should You Book a Hotel Near the Eiffel Tower?

When you are visiting Paris for the first time, it may be tempting to book a hotel close to one of the major sights such as the Eiffel Tower. Is this a good idea? Is it going to be expensive? Our answer here at the Persistent Traveler is “it depends”.

There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when booking your hotel in Paris. Let’s go over those so you can make an informed decision.

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