I’ve lived in McKinney for 14 years, and I’m always amazed at how many of my local peeps never venture much beyond the city limits. While the constant onslaught of DFW events might occasionally get you on the highway headed south, Texas is waiting for you. It’s big — and has a lot to offer.
Here’s a short list of web-based resources to get you started:
TravelTex: This site is pretty dang awesome. It’s well designed and high on information. You can search alphabetically by city or region to quickly find your destination of interest. For example — select M-O and see a short writeup on McKinney. You know, that historical little town with the picture-perfect town square? There are links for things to do, places to stay and travel tools. But perhaps the best resource on the site is trip ideas. A cool little tool that helps you tailor your trip by answering a few questions. Scroll around and see what else you can find. There’s an impressive list of statewide and regional links at the bottom of the about page. And be sure to download your free Texas travel guide packed (276 pages) with information on activities and attractions, Texas food and music, maps, travel tips and more.
Texas Highways: The travel magazine of Texas since 1974 — online and stuffed with features about the great state of Texas. The Texas Highways Marketplace link takes you to attractions, destinations, events, and accommodations. They leave no stone unturned. There’s an online gift shop, and several interactive features that include a YouTube channel and reader submitted photos. And the blog makes for some good reading. Definitely bookmark worthy. There’s a lot more going on here than you realize, so spend some time and take in all Texas Highways has to offer. Like monthly recipes and cooking tips. Simple Salsa, anyone?
Maybe a road trip or family vacation won’t be any time soon, but that SUV of yours has a 23-gallon gas tank for a reason — to attack that symphony of wind and space that is the Lone Star State.