Category Archives: Austin Gems

Harris Hill Road – An Austin Gem

Introducing: Harris Hill Road – a 1.8-mile, 11-turn asphalt road course open to the public and located near Austin. Harris Hill Road offers classes and training, as well as special membership packages. Full membership gives you unlimited access to the course using your own road-safe vehicle (cars and motorcycles only, no trucks). Continue reading

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Intro to Beekeeping – An Austin Gem

Here is our newest recommendation in our “Austin Gems” category  (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). We look for the lesser-known activities and events that make Austin a truly special place to live. Residents here know all … Continue reading

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Oakwood Cemetery – An Austin Gem

Here is another suggestion in our “Austin Gems” category  (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). We share the hidden gems that make living in Austin a truly unique and special experience. While we enjoy visiting the State Capital Building, the Bob … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Live Oak Brewing Company Tours – An Austin Gem

This is an update to a previous article, originally posted on February 23, 2011. A Message from the blogger: While I normally avoid a first-person approach to writing this blog, I did have the opportunity last Saturday to take the … Continue reading

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Plein Air Austin – An Austin Gem

Plein Air Austin is a group of artists who gather to paint scenes on location at various spots throughout Austin. You are welcome to join them without becoming a full member. We think it is one of Austin’s Gems. Continue reading

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Austin Polo Club – An Austin Gem

Here is another recommendation in our “Austin Gems” category  (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). In this category, we feature activities that you might not find in the tourist guides that are suitable for visitors and long-time residents alike. … Continue reading

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Live Oak Brewing Company Tours – An Austin Gem

This is number 12 in our ongoing recommendations for our “Austin Gems” category  (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). Our goal is to seek out lesser-known activities and events in Austin that are suitable for … Continue reading

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Austin Table Tennis Association – An Austin Gem

This is our 11th recommendation for our “Austin Gems” category  (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). We select our gems by looking for activities and events that aren’t on all the tourist lists.  We … Continue reading

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Barton Springs Bike Rentals – An Austin Gem

This is the tenth suggestion in our category called “Austin Gems” (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). To be listed in our Gems category, we look for attractions and events that go beyond the typical … Continue reading

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Welcome Savory Spice Shop

This is the ninth entry in our category called “Austin Gems” (see the side bar on the right for a link to past posts). We post items in our Gems category that go beyond the typical tourist hotspots.  We try to focus on places and … Continue reading

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