Austin

A Guide to Shopping on South Congress

Words by Avery de Jong South Congress, a downtown area, well known for its incredible restaurants and shops, provides some of Austin’s most unique shopping. From boutiques, to antique shops, to costume shops...

Central Texas: A Pet-Lover’s Paradise

Austin is the largest no-kill city in the country, which means it’s also the safest large city for pets. Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is pretty proud of that. The private, nonprofit, no-kill shelter works closely ...

Nostalgic in Austin

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson One of the first things you learn about Austin is that there are a million new things to do every single day. All the new foods, new music, and new events can feel overwhelm...

Austin’s Best Sunset Spots

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson There’s nothing quite like a Texas sunset. Living in a city like Austin, you might think you’ll be sacrificing the chance to see those glorious colors changing in the big Te...

Guide to North Lamar

Words by Kristen Olson Just a few blocks north of the Colorado River between 5th and 9th Street, North Lamar Boulevard hits its stride. You’re probably already familiar with some of the cornerstones of the a...

What to Do in Austin this August

Words by Kristen Olson Once the calendar flips over from July to August, it’s easy to start thinking about the busy fall ahead rather than the summer that remains. It may be the official back-to-school seaso...

Inside Austin’s Hotels

Words by Kristen Olson The hotels of Austin focus their energy on being as cool as the city itself. The result is a plethora of swanky rooftop pools, live music, award-winning restaurants, avant-garde suites...

Where to Get Chicken & Waffles in Austin

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson Chicken and waffles. The finest combination of words known to man. It’s the yin and yang of food—the salty with the sweet, the fluffy with the crunchy, and the a.m. with the...

What to Do in Austin this July

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson Austin has a way of putting a spin on anything it does. This city doesn’t do anything halfway—why watch a movie in a plain movie theater when you can watch in an outdoor cou...