Nature Adventures in Port Aransas, Texas

Nature Adventures in Port Aransas, Texas

Sharon Kurtz Joined us today to share about her visit to Port Aransas, Texas, and the Whooping Crane Festival. Whooping Cranes are endangered migratory birds that winter in Port Aransas.  Nestled between Mustang Island and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Port Aransas...

Meet  Sharon K Kurtz, Big Blend Radio’s  New Expert Contributor

Meet Sharon K Kurtz, Big Blend Radio’s New Expert Contributor

https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/sharon-kurtz-travel-writer-and-photographer/This episode of Big BlendRadio features Sharon K. Kurtz, a world traveler, travel writer, and award-winning photographer. We are thrilled to have Sharon join our Big Blend Radio family of...

Jasper, Alberta: Winter Perfection

Jasper, Alberta: Winter Perfection

Jasper in the Winter: Short on Crowds, High on Picture-Perfect Views, and Snowy Adventures Jasper, Alberta, is the place for travelers craving snow globe-perfect scenery, thrilling adventures, and a laid-back vibe. Tucked away in the bosom of the Canadian Rockies,...

One perfect day in Krakow

One perfect day in Krakow

If you've ever had that just-stepped-out-of-a-time-machine feeling, that's how I felt walking into Krakow's market square for the first time. Every corner of Europe's largest square looks like it did centuries ago. The colorful market houses are straight out of a...

Port Aransas: The Winter Mecca for Whooping Cranes

Port Aransas: The Winter Mecca for Whooping Cranes

In the cool mist of early morning in Port Aransas, Texas, I found myself aboard a catamaran fishing boat departing Fisherman’s Wharf in search of whooping cranes. As the boat navigated into the protected waters of the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, everyone lined the rail,...

A Guide to Memphis Blues, barbecue, and Beale Street

A Guide to Memphis Blues, barbecue, and Beale Street

Memphis, with its rich musical heritage, delectable cuisine, and the vibrant atmosphere of Beale Street, beckons North Texans in search of a lively weekend escape.  Catch a direct flight from DFW or Love Field for a short journey to Memphis and immerse yourself in the...

A New Resident Discovering Austin’s Live Music Scene

A New Resident Discovering Austin’s Live Music Scene

Step off the plane in Austin, TX and the first thing you notice is the rhythmic heartbeat of live music enveloping you. It’s my new reality as a resident here where music isn’t just a part of the culture, it’s the very pulse that resonates in every corner. From...

From Badlands to Black Hills: South Dakota’s Natural Wonders

From Badlands to Black Hills: South Dakota’s Natural Wonders

In the heartland of America, South Dakota emerges as a well-kept secret. I first went to South Dakota in 2015. I had an assignment to lead a women’s tour, and I thought— South Dakota? Why would anyone want to go to South Dakota? I quickly learned that, like many, I...

Gastronomic Gems: Navigating Poland’s Culinary Renaissance

Gastronomic Gems: Navigating Poland’s Culinary Renaissance

Fueled by a dual passion for food and travel, the magnetic pull of Poland's flourishing culinary scene was simple irresistible.  Now an extraordinary gastronomic destination, Poland blends history, culture, and incredible food.  My recent vacation transported me to...

Whale Watching in Loreto, Baja California Sur

Whale Watching in Loreto, Baja California Sur

The sun-drenched waters of Loreto Bay come alive with a kaleidoscope of colors and marine life, creating a captivating backdrop for an unforgettable adventure.  The magic unfolds as the sun rises over the five islands, inviting travelers into a world where whales,...

Maui’s Resilience: A Tale of Recovery and Responsible Travel.

Maui’s Resilience: A Tale of Recovery and Responsible Travel.

I first caught wind of the devastating August 2023 wildfires that swept through Lahaina on the evening news. The scenes of destruction left me in shock, akin to witnessing a horror movie on repeat, with images of rubble and ruin etching themselves into my mind....