I might be able to call myself a New Yorker after living here for six years, but Texas will always be where I'm from. I still say “y'all” when addressing multiple people and own a slick pair of cowboy boots. One of the few recipes I've mastered is frito pie, complete with venison chili from scratch. I eat jalapenos like candy and listen to my Hank Williams Pandora station while editing. I almost shed a tear when an authentic kolache bakery opened up in Brooklyn and Shiner was licensed in New York State.
And even though I visit my family on a regular basis, I feel like I don't get to see the Lone Star State enough these days. So to make it easier to see each other more often, I'm excited to introduce no travel fees to Austin, Texas! If you're having an event anywhere else in Texas, all travel fees will be calculated from Austin. So if you're having an event in Texas, drop me a note and let's talk!
Last month I had some free time around Father's Day, so I flew into Austin and met my dad for a road trip out to Marfa and Big Bend National Park. I hadn't had the chance to visit outside of Austin or Lubbock (where my parents live now) for a good while, so it was awesome to see parts of the state I hadn't seen since I was a kid. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip.