We recently spent a week driving (and eating) around Texas and we discussed our trip in a pair of bonus episodes of the podcast.
To get to Texas, we took advantage of a quirk in the American Airlines frequent flyer program. It can be difficult and frustrating to find flights at desired times, so I occasionally seek out the flights that others don’t want.
So for this trip, I booked a flight to Houston, Texas that included a 9-hour layover in Dallas. I had been wanting to try a restaurant called Petra and the Beast, and figured this would be a good chance. For just a few dollars, we were able to take the train from DFW airport into Dallas for a few meals. We then took the train back to the airport and caught the second leg of our itinerary.
We spent three nights in Houston, two nights in Austin, and a night in San Antonio before returning for one last night in Houston to catch our flight home. We used Hyatt points for six of the seven hotel nights and a free night certificate at a Kimpton hotel for the other night. Our only out-of-pocket expense for the weeklong trip was the rental car.
In the first bonus episode of the podcast, recorded in Austin, we discussed our time in Houston, a must-visit Texas road trip staple, and a small town with one of the state’s best barbecue destinations. You can listen to the full episode here:
In the second bonus episode, we talked about San Antonio, and a fascinating culinary tour of Houston. You can listen to that episode here:
We will have a full-length episode focused on Austin in the coming weeks.