Somewhere along that same stretch of slow-moving traffic on your Monday morning commute, your thoughts will all too often turn to planning your dream holiday. Everyone is different, of course, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to our burning desires to escape the monotony of everyday life and live a little.
You may conjure images of Dubai, for example, shining in the midday sunshine. Or perhaps you’d prefer a couple of weeks lounging on Bondi Beach, taking in the idyllic sunsets over Sydney Harbour. If your top ten bucket list destinations stick more to the tried and tested capital cities and holiday islands of the world, you could be missing a trick in the shape and name of Texas.
Texas is bigger than big
Aside from the truly gargantuan wilderness state of Alaska, which is separated from the ‘lower 48’ as America is known to Alaskans in reference to the 48 states that make up the American mainland (the other missing state making up the full 50 being the island archipelago state of Hawaii), Texas is the largest – mainland – state. With over a quarter of a million square miles to play with*, you’d have to assume Texas has more than plenty to see and do. To that end, visitors will need to get around, and car hire is recommended (if you’re far from home while visiting Texas and you’re involved in a car accident, see drunk driving (DWI) accident & injury lawyer serving Humble, TX for information). Now, let’s see what Texas has to offer.
* To put that into context, Texas is bigger than the UK & Ireland, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands combined.
Houston, we have a space center
History and movie buffs alike will no doubt be aware of NASA’s 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, which ended abruptly when the check engine light came on and Tom Hanks had to do a U-turn somewhere a little beyond the Hubble Space Telescope (just kidding, this was 20 years before Hubble, but other than that, a pretty accurate description of events). Space Center Houston is where mission control dealt with the problem. Here, you’ll get to meet astronauts, see space rockets, and interact with history in the form of space suits and much more. Fun for all the family!
Visit the Alamo (yes, it really is a real place)
The Alamo isn’t just a myth of a story based on a misheard whisper that makes for historical storytelling. It’s a real place – a building – that you can visit and learn how Texas was nearly part of Mexico. Through the battle cry “Remember the Alamo!”, the fort has become synonymous with doing everything possible to protect what’s important. Come and see a living part of American history!