7 surprises inside Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper castle in Waco

7 surprises inside Chip & Joanna Gaines' Fixer Upper castle in Waco

“Are you ready to see your fixer upper?” the enthusiastic tour guide asked, channeling Chip and Joanna Gaines and their famous “big reveal” line from TV’s Fix Upper. This time, it wasn’t the home owners waiting outside a first glimpse at their home makeover; it was a small group of tourists gathered on the porch, … Read more

Hard Rock Hotel Times Square Review: A music infused gem in the heart of Manhattan, NYC

Hard Rock Hotel Times Square Review: A music infused gem in the heart of Manhattan, NYC

Many will know the Hard Rock brand for having delivered music themed cafes/restaurants around the world for the last 50 years – including recently closed locations in Sydney* and on the Gold Coast. However, the brand’s true star power these days is found in their hotel & casino brand. With locations from Sentosa Island in … Read more

Poison Not Touring Until 2025; Bret Michaels Planning for His Own 2023 Tour

Bret Michaels

Poison is currently traveling across the United States for their “The Stadium Tour” in collaboration with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts, and Classless Act, but frontman Bret Michaels confirmed that this would be their last for now. In an interview with Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” the vocalist revealed that … Read more

Federal Tourism Aid Funds Gas Stations, Trash Cans, Jazz

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California’s Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple in size thanks to an $8 … Read more

San Antonio airport launches plan to add international nonstop flights

San Antonio airport launches plan to add international nonstop flights

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is the largest airport in South Texas, yet it only has five international nonstop routes, all of which service Mexico. A new multimillion-dollar fund launched earlier this month hopes to change that by courting direct flights to cities in Canada, Europe, and beyond. The new Air Service Development Fund, launched … Read more

Reverse happy hours top off this week’s 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

Reverse happy hours top off this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

Editor’s note: A lot happened this week, so here’s your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week’s most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here. 1. Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 5 best bars with reverse happy hours. A term that’s … Read more

Leaving her small Wisconsin town, Bayfield County woman targets motorcycle record

Leaving her small Wisconsin town, Bayfield County woman targets motorcycle record

Bridget McCutchen grew up in a tiny Bayfield County town wanting to leave her bubble and discover the world with her horse, Mab. McCutchen had an innate inclination to explore and wander around nature, growing her adventurous spirit. She grew up outside the town of Kelly, about 10 minutes from the village of Mason. She … Read more

Splendor in the Grass music festival hit by Byron Bay’s wild weather, causing 12-hour waits for entry

Splendor in the Grass music festival hit by Byron Bay's wild weather, causing 12-hour waits for entry

Splendor in the Grass organizers have begun entertaining campers away from the site of the popular festival where heavy rain is causing havoc. Key points: People arriving for the festival yesterday faced 12-hour queues to enter the site Organizers have said campers arriving today will be redirected to another site A three-day ticket costs $415.91 … Read more

Low-cost airline launches $69 direct flights from Houston to Denver

Low-cost airline launches $69 direct flights from Houston to Denver

Houstonians have long had a love affair with Colorado — hence all the “Houston West” jokes about Aspen during the summer, thanks to all the Bayou City vacationers there. Now, a low-cost airline is making travel to the Gateway to the Rockies much easier. Frontier Airlines has announced new, daily nonstop service from Houston Hobby … Read more

San Antonio landmark dives deeper with new wild cave experience

San Antonio landmark dives deeper with new wild cave experience

Caving for the first time may have adventurers praying to their saint of choice (that would be Barbara, FYI, patron saint of miners), but guides on a new tour at Texas’ Natural Bridge Caverns are ready to shepherd newbies from a more earthly perspective . The new St. Mary’s Adventure Tour is an expansion of … Read more