Beyond the music: 5 things to do in California’s Coachella Valley

Quintessential palm trees

Just over two hours from Los Angeles and boasting its own international airport, the Coachella Valley is a fun, active destination for Angelenos looking for a quick getaway and travelers looking to bask in Southern California’s perpetually sunny weather. Every spring, tens of thousands of music lovers descend upon the region for the Coachella Valley […]

My Sports Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas

Howdy! If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Periscope (this week’s Travel App of the Week) then you know I was just in Fort Worth, Texas with my buddy Lee Abbamonte. The city of Fort Worth invited us down so we could experience some of what it has to offer—so we could in turn show it off to […]

Private Lesson at Jim McLean Golf School

Jim McLean Golf Center-Texas

The Jim McLean Golf Center-Texas (8940 Creek Run Road, Fort Worth, Texas; 8917-303-4370) is regarded as the #1 golf school in the United States and we got an hour lesson from one of their pros. The golf school is set up as one complete and comprehensive program and they have a unique approach to golf. […]

Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500

Jimmie Johnson at the Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR’S Duck Commander 500

I’ve been to a NASCAR race once before as a guest of Jimmie Johnson’s (he was good friends with my cousin) to see him race at the California Speedway back in 2005. The experience was unreal as we helicoptered in from Santa Monica and then toured his pit during the race. After he drove around […]

Billy Bob’s Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas Photo Booth

When they told me we were going to the “world’s largest honky-tonk” I was trying to think of ways to get out of it. First of all, I had no idea what a honky-tonk even was. But let me tell you, Billy Bob’s Texas (2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.7117 is not […]

Opening Day to See The Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park

Opening Day to See The Texas Rangers Play Houston Astros at Globe Life Park

Globe Life Park (1905 E. Randol Mill Road Arlington, Texas 76011) is home to the American League’s Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, the retro-style ballpark, is located just 17 miles east of downtown Fort Worth, right next to AT&T Stadium, which is where the Dallas Cowboys play. The 270-acre complex includes […]

Tour and Tasting of Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.

Tour and Tasting of Firestone & Robertson Distilling

After dropping my bags off in the room, we were off to our first destination, a tour of Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. (901 W. Vickery, Fort Worth, TX 76104). It’s about a 10-minute drive from the hotel and it’s the only artisanal bourbon distillery in North Texas. The founders, Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson […]

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Omni Hotel Fort Worth room

Our gracious hosts put us up at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, which is arguably one of the nicest hotels in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. It’s right across the street from the Convention Center so it’s a popular business hotel. There are 614 guest rooms so the lobby can get crazy when conventions […]