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Keep Your Resolution Through Kayaking

There are a great many people who are trying to keep their New Year’s Resolution of keeping fit. I am personally going out on the water more and I thought why not share what makes kayaking the perfect activity to help keep you healthy. 1. Great for your cardiovascular health! If you enjoy running, or cycling then kayaking is the exercise for you. The exercise is repetitive and keeps your blood pumping.Which is not only great for your heart, but also helps build up your stamina. 2. Low Impact Activity As previously mentioned kayaking is similar to running in that it is great for your heart health. However, unlike running, kayaking is a low impact sport and doesn’t leave a lasting impact on your joints. It instead builds up your back and core strength as you paddle along. 3. It’s…

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January 15, 2021

Last Minute Christmas Ideas

There are many great local spots to get a last minute surprise gift for loved ones before Christmas. Some are local shops and others are amazingly fun experiences. I’m hoping you’ll be able to find some ideas with this short list. 1. Austin Paddle Shack This fun little paddleboard and kayak rental location is located…

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December 15, 2020

Great Burger Spots in Austin

There are many burgers in Austin to try and despite the city being a “taco” city I would disagree and say there is a much stronger presence of American food, specifically burgers. In my time in Austin I have found several great hamburger spots that I want to share with you in no specific order: 1. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Located all around the Austin area including a convenient location on South Congress this company has amazing burgers! Although be mindful of their fries because several people could easily share an order and still not finish them. An additional criticism is their burgers offer a lot of bun and breadiness which is not to everyone’s enjoyment. However their burgers are satisfying and offer a variety of different options including my personal favorite the Llano Poblano. They also offer a spicy burger,…

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November 16, 2020

Austin Holiday Traditions in 2020

 With the spooky season ending and the start of the holidays rushing in, many are wondering, “What festivities are there to do in Austin during the times of Covid-19? Luckily for us holiday fanatics there are several events still staying open or modifying with the new normal. Some of which are Austin staples and others are new ideas only made possible by the spread of the virus. 1. Austin’s Trail of Lights The Trail of Lights in Austin is a staple to the holiday season filled with hot cocoa, carnival rides, and twirling beneath the massive wire light tree. Unfortunately, due to Covid there won’t be the possibility for massive crowds walking through a giant Christmas display. Instead holiday wanderers are going to have to drive through the Zilker Park area in their cars to view the beautiful displays. When…

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November 1, 2020

Dog Friendly Activities In Austin

     We all love many things about coming to and living in Austin. To me though possibly the biggest thing that I enjoy about Austin is the positive attitude towards pets, especially dogs. Most people don’t know this when they get here, but Austin is the number one dog friendly city in America. As…

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September 13, 2020

Lake Travis Activities

There are so many great things to do on all the bodies of water around the city of Austin. Today though I thought I would focus on a larger body of water that often goes under appreciated for all it has to offer. Lake Travis has dozens of iconic parks, activities, and restaurants located around it that truly makes it special: 1. Hippie Hollow Park This little iconic park just happens to be the only clothing optional beach within Travis County. It’s lovingly named after the children of the summer of love or hippies that founded the park. The park does allow people to enjoy great swimming in a beautiful natural area. However, do be aware that I would not recommend taking children to the park if you want to protect them from nudity. 2. Pace Bend Park Home to…

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August 16, 2020

Walking Through a Pandemic

There are several things that can occur to make your time during quarantine a little more enjoyable. One such activity is going to one of Austin’s many hiking or biking trails and enjoying the nature. A benefit of both living and visiting the city is the blend between an amazing cityscape and nature filled splendor….

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July 19, 2020

How to Get a Drink In a Pandemic

One of the main attractions to the city of Austin is our 6th street and Rainey street areas and their bar/club settings. However, in the middle of a pandemic how are you supposed to go out for a drink? Well I have come up with a few options that either have loopholes or are great alternative options when in need of a drink. 1. Coffee Houses and Beer Gardens      Many coffee houses within the city of Austin do not just limit their menus to coffee alone. Some like Radio City Coffee (in North Austin) and Cosmic Coffee (in South Austin) offer a full bar with liquor and beer options. What I like about both spots is that they abide by all CDC guidelines and provide plenty of outdoor seating. Also, of importance is there are several food trucks…

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July 8, 2020

Tips For Surviving 2020

1. Take social media breaks when possible. There are a multitude of factors affecting each of years whether it be the Coronavirus, the upcoming election, or other political and social factors ongoing in the country. All of this has created a social media climate that can be difficult or stressful to be a part of….

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June 17, 2020

5 Reasons Kayaking Makes a Good Social Distancing Activity

It’s outside! We have all been missing the outdoors during quarantine. I know personally that the worse part of quarantine has been the hours upon hours stuck indoors. So as stay at home orders are lifted the first thing I plan to do is get outdoors. Additionally, with summer around the corner I also plan…

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May 16, 2020

Top 5 Things to do as Austin Reopens

Please keep social distancing in mind as you go about any of these activities! Go to your favorite restaurant for a meal. Now that local businesses are reopening it has never been a better time to support your favorite restaurants whether it be a chain or a local favorite. Personal standouts for me that I plan on visiting include the original Chuy’s for some creamy jalapeño salsa and Homeslice Pizza for a delicious margherita pizza. Other restaurants to check out as reopening take place include Amy’s ice cream located across the city, Mighty Fine Burger located on the city’s extremities, and Casino el Camino out on sixth street. Head to your favorite swimming holes. Currently at the time of writing this certain swimming holes are closed or having their attendance limited by local officials. For example, Barton Springs is currently…

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May 4, 2020

Post Covid-19 Changes

We are going to go overboard on our sanitization standards and practices. In response to Covid-19 we added a life jacket wash station on top of our previous sanitizing method and intend to maintain it after the crisis is over. Additionally, we are committed to a more thorough scrub down of both the boats and the paddles in between each guest. As a company we are going to try and promote cashless tipping. One thing Covid-19 has made us aware of is the transfer of illness through materials such as cloth, paper, metal etc. Therefore, we are going to try and promote the tipping of guides and rental crew through our online portals to minimize risk to both our staff and our guests. Lastly, we are going to provide an improved experience for our guests at our location. Not only…

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April 20, 2020

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