Vivian Farmer

After reading books about far off places as a child, Vivian was hooked on travel writing. She traveled during her college years and wrote about wine, oil painting and wild hogs. She's planning her next adventures and writing about anything and everything travel related.

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Hit the Trail in Beautiful Bandera Texas

Leave your office behind and head out to a place where the sun hits the fields and turns the whole world gold for a second. You can feel it from the back of a horse,...

Food Trails in the Old West

Feed your appetite and your soul. This is a real experience, food as authentic as the people that craft it, drawing inspiration and ingredients from the land. Bandera   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Chicken...

Where to Go for Fall Colors at the End of November

Know when to go, if you visit too early, you’ll be disappointed. Fall Colors are Back– Almost There’s a rare patch of land in Texas that’s just right for growing maple trees– a tree that doesn’t usually...

You’ll Never Guess Where the New Wine Making Destination Is. (It’s Not Who You Think)

More wine? Um, yes please. Wine tourism is skyrocketing in probably the least likely state: Texas. You read that right. Texas, the state know for cowboys, rodeos, BBQ and well, not wine. But with nearly 400...

Dominos, Bikers, a Scarecrow Invasion: Fall Festivals are Done Differently in Texas Hill Country

There is a region of Texas that is not the Texas people know from movies and television, it defies stereotypes. For starters, it has a strong German heritage mixed with Spanish and Mexican influences. But...

Would You Drive this Dangerous Scenic Route through Colorado’s Mountains?

There’s a highway in Colorado that’s over 100 years old and is dangerous to drive, but it also has some of the best fall scenic drive views. A post shared by ashlyn steele (@ash.cash._) on Aug...

Boozy Brunch: Dallas Spots with Drinks in Mind

Dallas loves brunch and the drinks that go with it. It's socially acceptable to drink at noon as long as you have some pancakes or eggs to go with it. So go ahead, hit up...

An Unlikely Little Italy

Volpi Food’s original storefront is small on the inside. The glass deli counter is full of soccer ball sized cured meats waiting to be sliced and pictures of Milan line the walls. But this Italian goods...

Finding Fossilized Shark Teeth is Just Part of Family Vacation

The sand at Venice Beach was grey-black and burning hot. I was taking a break from sifting for shark teeth when the dark shapes floated by. Every year, from the time I was five until the...

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24 Hours in Puerto Vallarta

Collecting moments is one of the few things I hold close to my heart. Moments, however, get confused with the arrival. For me, it's everything...

San Antonio: Where History and Culture Meet

San Antonio is a city with a radiant atmosphere where the remains of an interesting past merge with the energy of an even more...

Top 5 Weird British Pubs

The pub is a British institution. You could go to any corner pub, but we found the most unique pubs you can visit in...

The Most Underrated Beach Towns in Panama

1. Aguadulce, Cocle Aguadulce is a quiet town in the interior of Panama. The people here primarily work in agriculture, sea salt production, and some...

Dubrovnik – Croatia’s hidden gem

A short drive from Cilipi Airport and you'll find yourself in a picturesque medieval town on the shores of the crystal blue Adriatic Sea. Welcome...