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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

Changes for 2020!

We’re the first month into 2020, has anyone kept up with their resolutions still? We hope you have stuck to the changes you hoped to make this year. It’s always nice to have the feeling of a milestone or new start in our lives. Whether it be going to the gym every week in hopes to live a healthier life or spending time in the outdoors more to enjoy what’s around you or simply trying something new more often. This year we embark on a new journey as well, as many of you know we are temporarily closed. We are currently under a new start of our own, we have many changes coming as well as exciting new opportunities. Our old launch is currently under renovation and will remain closed until mid-March when we will re-open. We are excited as…

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February 4, 2020

3 Ways to “Wow” your Valentine this year in Austin!

With Valentine’s Day in Austin, TX right around the corner, we don’t want you running around last minutes trying to throw something together! Yes, we’re talking to you gentleman. To help you out, here are 3 things we think will help the loving day go wonderfully. 1.  Get them something nice! Everyone loves gifts, especially gifts that mean a lot to them. They don’t have to be over the top, extravagant, expensive things they’ll only enjoy once. Gifts can be anything from a homemade coupon book to a beautiful set of earrings. Just remember, it’s the thought that counts! 2. Spend time with them! This one is kind of obvious, huh? Nothing is more important than giving someone your time. Whether you stay in and watch a movie or go have a romantic dinner, just your presence should be enough…

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January 20, 2020

Top 4 Things to do in Austin this February

We all know weather in February can be crazy and this is especially true for those of us who live in Texas. It’s not uncommon for us to have an 80-degree sunny day on Tuesday and 20-degree snow flurries on Thursday. We must have our options ready for the weather that comes up, so here are our picks for Austin in February.   Lone Star Le Mans 2/22/2020- 2/23/2020 The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to the Circuit of The Americas in late February for a action packed weekend of racing. There will be a 6-hour race on Sunday, but the weekend will be full of octane filled fun all over the track. Demos, Meet and Greets, and lots of fun activities are in store! Austin Oyster Festival 2/29/2020 Another year of celebrating those tiny little ocean delicacies in the…

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January 15, 2020

Top 5 Bachelorette Party Idea’s in Austin!

Well, they popped the question and you’ve been planning the big day endlessly ever since. After months of making sure everything is a perfect as can be, it’s time to celebrate you and get ready for the journey you’re are about the embark on with your spouse. What will you do? Where will you go?   Here we have complied a list of some of our favorite Bachelorette ideas in Austin!   Shopping! Austin is a fashion hub and is full of awesome and fun places to shop till ya drop. South Congress offers so many trendy stores to get the cutest clothing. Kendra Scott’s flagship store is also off South Congress where you can get some gorgeous stone jewelry. Austin is also home to hundreds of thrift stores to feed your retro style. Pieces throughout time gather in these…

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January 9, 2020

Heyyyy What a Birthday!

Guest blog post by Sarah Stasica of Treat Party Boutique I decorated (and attended) my first paddleboarding birthday party at Austin Paddle Shack and it was so much fun! I had only paddleboarded once before and I was curious about how the kids would do out there. It was a seventh birthday so most kids were only six or seven and I was surprised at how well they all did. Some of the parents were a little bit nervous (myself included) before we got on the water but once we got out there it was seriously magical. I think my friend has started a new kid birthday party trend because all of the parents were talking about how perfect everything was once we were back on shore cutting into the cake. I created the party design and package and it was…

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December 4, 2019

5 Tips on Visiting Austin

5 Tips for Visiting Austin Austin is an eclectic and artistic city known for its live-music scene, energetic culture, inspiring cuisine, and stunning natural beauty. The “keep it weird” attitude here makes this town so much fun to explore. You can find plenty of family-friendly activities, beautiful hiking paths, hipster cafés, and vibrant nightlife hotspots. If you are ready to experience it all, then check out our 5 tips for planning your vacation to Austin.   #1 Best Time to Visit The summers in Austin are incredibly humid with temperatures in the mid to high 90s. Unless you love this weather for some reason, it’s probably best to visit from September to November or March to May, when temperatures are averaging around 70s to 80s. The winter in Austin is also enjoyable with temperatures in the low to mid-60s. It…

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November 2, 2019

See Ya ACL 2019!

Well we have wrapped up another amazing year of ACL here in Austin! Over the past 2 weekend we have see over 130 bands play across 8 insane stages all here in downtown Austin’s Zilker Park. Artist from all genres, countries, and walks of life came to give show off their awesome talents. We hosted performances by Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Guns N’ Roses, Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino, and GRiZ just to name a few of the heavy hitters. Over 450,000 people came to attend the 2 sold out weekends braving some wackiest weather we have had this season. Through the cold, rain, sun, and heat many “die hard” fans had one of the best experiences of their lives. As we close the book on this years festival, we are eager to see what’s instore next year at ACL Fest…

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October 16, 2019

Happy September!

Add some culture to your weekend with Austin Museum Day Sunday, September 22nd. Enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at a ton of Austin-area museums! When you’re exploring be sure to tag your photos with #MuseumDay2019 and #AustinMuseums. Check out the many participating museums: Art Galleries at Black Studies at UT Austin History Center, Austin Public Library Austin Nature & Science Center The Blanton Museum of Art Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Brush Square Museums: Susanna Dickinson Museum and O. Henry Museum Bullock Texas State History Museum Chateau Bellevue-Austin City of Austin Cultural Arts Division Creative Action Dougherty Arts Center Elisabet Ney Museum Historic 1858 German Free School at German-Texan Heritage Society Harry Ransom Center Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Landmarks, The Public Art Program of The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum…

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September 3, 2019