Archive for the ‘Just for Fun’ Category

What are the best car-related LEGO® models?

Monday, May 25th, 2020
Two lego drivers discuss their lego cars which are parked behind them

Top LEGO® Car Kits

Any LEGO® fan knows that the variety of detailed, collectible kits sold by the company are not just toys, but also double as difficult puzzles and exquisite models. LEGO® products span many different genres, one of which is automotive. Whether you’re celebrating your own vehicular passion or kickstarting it in the mind of a child, LEGO® car models are an excellent amenity.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite LEGO® car kits below. Many are in-depth and extensive products, lovingly detailed with working components and small touches found on the full-sized cars they imitate. They also vary in price, with some running over $100 and others less than $20.

Happy building, and don’t forget to hit us up if you happen to be in the market for a real-life automobile in the Austin area!

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Where can I find long playlists of relaxing music for driving?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
A car zooms through a beautiful autumn environment

Soothing Driving Music YouTube Compilation

With stress in the air these days, it’s important to take some time to relax. One way to do that is to just get out and take a drive. Besides the fact that it’s good for your car (a vehicle shouldn’t be left sitting for an extended period of time), it can also be good for your mental state. Head out and see the world, safely isolated inside your wheeled metal box.

A recreational drive is sorely incomplete without music. And the right music can completely change the vibe of the ride. We’ve compiled the selections below for those in search of a truly tranquil driving experience. While most are lengthy atmospheric/instrumental mixes of one kind or another, we did include a playlist at the bottom of more popular songs. So sort through, see what you think, and get driving!

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What are the weirdest places in Austin, TX?

Friday, March 27th, 2020
A variety of elements symbolize the weirdness of Austin, TX

Weirdest Places in Austin, TX

As a city known for its weirdness, many come to Austin eager to find some truly weird locales to check out. Whether you’re one of those curious visitors, or a longtime resident looking to get a new dose of the bizarre, we hope you’ll find some assistance with our list here compiled. Read on below to check out some of the strangest spots in our city of oddness.

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What’s there to do for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Austin?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Saint Patrick uses the power of the clover to summon money and expel the snake lord.

Unique Saint Patrick’s Day 2020 Activities in Austin, TX

The famed Irish holiday of leprechauns, clovers, and all things green is fast approaching for 2020. As always, Austin has a lot going on. In particular, a heaping helping of bar crawls will be competing for your crawling pleasure.

Since the bar-crawl zone is so feisty, we decided to stay away from it entirely and give you some unique event suggestions; Austin is city of weirdness, after all. So check out our special St. Patrick’s Day 2020 event selections below!

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How should I spend a memorable Valentine’s Day 2020 in Austin, TX?

Friday, February 7th, 2020
Hearts carved out of the wing have text on them that reads, "Unique Valentine's Day Activities in Austin, TX"

Unique Valentine’s Day 2020 Activities in Austin, TX

It can be hard to think of unique ways to spend Valentine’s Day. That’s why we’ve compiled a few local Austin events that stood out to us here. We’re not going to explain what the events are, but if something below catches your eye, click the link to learn more!

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How fast can you drive in Texas?

Monday, December 30th, 2019
generic car driving through a city at night

What is the fastest legal speed limit in Texas

If you’re a big fan of driving fast, you’re in the right place. The federal speed limit cap of 55 mph was repealed back in 1995, and since then, most states have chosen to set their own standards for what is an acceptable speed. Texas was one of those that upped their speed limit by quite a bit. Find out what the fastest speed limit is here in Texas and where you can go to ride it out! (more…)

Ways to Give Back to Austin Community in the 2019 Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Places to Donate Food, Clothes and Toys in Austin, TX

The holiday season is a great time to give back to the community. While many people focus on buying and giving gifts, others struggle to provide food, clothes and shelter. Luckily, there are plenty of methods to give back to the community in Austin, TX! Check out the list of places to volunteer, donate food, clothes and toys in the Austin area below.

Volunteer Opportunities

Giving your time to serve others is a fantastic way to give back and help the community. There are plenty of places to volunteer in Austin, TX. A few options are listed below!

  • At Austin Pets Alive!, volunteers can choose between a wide range of tasks to help animals in the Austin, TX area. There are separate cat and dog programs that need volunteers to interact with the animals, but there are also ways to volunteer at home, at events and more. Check out their website to learn more.
  • Volunteers are always needed at the Trinity Center in Austin. Volunteers help answer phones, prepare food and assist with shopping and showering programs, help with administrative work and more. Learn more at their website.

Read more: Are car dealerships closed on Sundays in Texas?

Food Pantries

  • The Central Texas Food Bank provides holiday meals for those who can’t afford one. They accept volunteers, as well as food and monetary donations. To learn more, visit their website.
  • H-E-B Feast of Sharing is a holiday dinner for families around Texas, which consists of more than 250,000 meals and 33 dinners in Texas and Mexico. They accept volunteers to help make the holiday dinners go smoothly. Learn more at their website.

Clothing Drives

  • Coats for Kids distributes more the 30,000 winter jackets to children in need in central Texas. You can help the cause by volunteering and making a monetary donation.

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  • Blue Santa is a program put on by the Austin Police Department that provides Christmas presents for low-income families in the Austin area. They accept volunteers, toys and have many other ways to get involved. Learn more here.
  • Brown Santa is a program run by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and aids underprivileged children and their families in Travis County. They accept volunteers and donations.

Thank you for reading! Hopefully, we’ve helped you find a place to give back to the community this holiday season! Comment below where you volunteer.

What’s going on in Austin in November 2019?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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November Festivals in Austin, TX

Austin, TX, is a very lively city with events and festivals for people with a variety of interests. Austin has plenty of festivals that will immerse your taste buds and keep you occupied. So, what’s going on in Austin this month? Let’s dive into the festivals in the great city of Austin this November! (more…)

What are the best pubs in Austin, Texas?

Monday, October 21st, 2019
An assortment of beers sitting on a bar

The Best Pubs in Austin, TX

A good pub is a treasure. The inexpensive comfort food, the perfect beer selection, and the laid-back atmosphere all combine into something greater than the sum of its parts. Austin is a big city, and it can be hard to know where all the best spots are. So, we decided to do the research for you and figure out which pubs the locals think are the best.

Here are the best pubs in Austin, TX. (more…)

What are some Fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Multi-colored corn in a basket sitting in a cornfield

What’s going on this fall near Austin, TX?

Austin is a diverse, bustling city. With such an eclectic group of people, it makes sense that the autumn events list is as long as it is disparate. We’ve sorted through some of the coolest stuff going on this October and November so you don’t have to.

Without further ado, here are some fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas. (more…)