It takes time and effort but there’s no doubt that staying in an unbelievable accommodation can bring a trip to the next level. From the hard hitting big cities to rural escapes, these are the top Texas Airbnbs I’ve experienced to date (and the list is only growing).
‘Cool swimming holes in BLANK,’ is a standard search in my Google machine so my trip to South Dakota was no exception. Tucked along the ridge line of the Black Hills is a sweet, secluded swimming hole that only the most adventurous will enjoy. Those who reach ‘Hippie Hole’ will be rewarded with a liquid oasis to escape the summer heat - but not without dedication and drive - literally.
The cozy Texas town of Coppell came as quite the surprise as it’s often overshadowed by the surrounding urban meccas. Walking into Old Town Coppell with zero expectations meant there was nowhere to go but up. Unbeknownst to me, I quickly realized that this up and coming Texas town should be on your DFW to do list - like ASAP.
A stone’s throw from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park will have you exchanging your gambling tokens for hiking boots. This park is packed with massive red rocks jetting hundreds of feet in the air from seemingly nowhere ranking as my most underrated state park in America. Who hit the Nevada jackpot? You did.
Uinta National Forest near Spanish Fork is home of Utah’s epic Fifth Water Hot Springs. The hike from trailhead round trip is around 4.5 miles - with the springs as the half way turn around point. You'll know you're near when you start to smell the sulfur seeping up from the spring that winds along the side of the trail.