In case you’re like me, feeling a little sad that summer is here but you don’t have any fun travel in store, check out #1 of the “31 Places to Go This Summer” special in the New York Times.
“Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries (www.texaswinetrail.com) that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhäuser.”
I’ll be kind and ignore the “pancake-flat state” comment. For now. Otherwise, it’s not too far from here, and I can attest to the fun that can be had in Texas Hill Country. I do have to wonder how many New Yorkers will make the trip only to be surprised by the extreme heat.
(We’ll actually be at Lake Buchanan for our 4th of July annual family reunion, so we do have a little trip in store!)