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 unfolds as a Texas Gulf Coast sanctuary of small-town charm and endless activities. The 18 miles of pristine beaches, the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, and encounters with diverse wildlife create a haven where the Texas Coastal Bend barrier islands and estuaries play the leading roles. Dolphins gracefully navigate the waters, sea turtles find refuge, and migrating birds paint a kaleidoscope of nature’s beauty.

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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 expert contributors!

Sharon is dedicated to exploring the world and sharing her adventures through compelling storytelling. Her travels have taken her to more than 50 countries on six continents—her carry-on is always packed, ready for the next adventure.  In this interview, we’ll get to know Sharon a little bit better.

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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, Jasper boasts majestic limestone peaks that rise with timeless, rugged grandeur.

I’ve always been drawn to remote destinations far from the crowds and bustling tourist spots. When the opportunity arose to explore Jasper, Alberta—a less-discovered treasure often overshadowed by its famous neighbor, Banff—I couldn’t resist.

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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 painting. Even the rhythmic clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages on the cobblestones seems right on cue.

Krakow does that to you over and over, whether you’re climbing the hill to explore its grand castle, walking through the lively Kazimierz neighborhood, or sitting at an outdoor café with a drink in hand. Think of this one-day itinerary as a teaser for what you’ll encounter on your first trip to the city, with plenty of tips and recs from Tripadvisor users who’ve been there and loved it.

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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, eager for a rare glimpse.  t wasn’t long before we were rewarded with a view of a family group of these giant majestic birds, gracefully wading through the marshy wetlands in pursuit of their favored delicacy, blue crabs.

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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 soulful rhythm of this city along the Mississippi River. 

Blending cultural richness with southern charm, Memphis is the perfect destination for a three-day getaway. 

Here are my favorite attractions and unforgettable experiences.

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