Guide Spotlight: Elisa Regulski

If you have the pleasure of going on a tour with Elisa, you’ll quickly learn that she is the quintessential Austinite: taco-obsessed, passionate about music and in the know of all the hippest new places around town. We took a few minutes to…
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Guide Spotlight: Ike Eickstaedt

Welcome to the Austin Detours team, Ike! Ike started with us about three months ago, and we are so happy to have his positive energy on our team. Ike has an acronym for his name that is a mantra he lives by daily: Imagine Kindness Everywhere.…
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Guide Spotlight : Steven McFarlin

Veteran tour guide Steven McFarlin has been with Austin Detours since the early days. We took a moment to ask him what he loves about Austin and being a tour guide in such a weird and wonderful city. How did you wind up in Austin, TX? I…

Dominate SXSW Without a Badge - Tips, Tricks & Wisdom

Doing SXSW without a badge (free, or mostly free) is very possible and even enjoyable. No need to spend a fortune on a pass. Going badge-less means attending day parties, so set your alarm clock. You'll be burning the candle at both ends this…
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Great Houston Eats While Braving the Super Bowl Crowds This Weekend

You’re in Houston for the Super Bowl, and the crowds are starting to get to you. There are still a few days before kickoff, and you would love to grab a bite or a beer without waiting in a huge line. So here’s the secret: find the Houston…
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Austin Bucket List for 2017

It's no surprise that if 110 people move to Austin everyday, the city is ever-changing, in a constant state of transformation and growth. It seems like new businesses pop up by the dozens everyday, while others disappear suddenly, or relocate.…
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Sunday Driving in the Texas Hill Country: Where to Stop, What to See, What to Eat

Austin's Sunday brunch culture is fun and adventurous in its own right, but in most cases involves waiting among throngs of other folks with similar ideas of midmorning snacking with friends and family. Turn your Sunday Funday into a scenic…
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5 Ways To Add Holiday Cheer To Your Workplace, Austin Style

With the holidays on the horizon, glimmering like a beacon of hope, with promise of time off and minimal worries about work, it can be hard to keep morale up in the office when everyone's minds are set on family festivities. That's why incorporating…
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5 Live Music Venues in Austin That Also Have Great Food

  It's no secret that when it comes to what we're thankful for this Thanksgiving, it's definitely Austin's live music scene. What could possibly be better than seeing a show in the Live Music Capitol of the World? Well, perhaps seeing…

Darn this city is inspiring! 11 Austin Quotes

Austinites don't need a reason to realize how great a city we live in. Great Food. Amazing Craft Beer. Endless Watering Holes. A Thriving Arts Scene. Sun Almost Every Day. Good Music. Need I go on... But it sure is nice to hear what…

7 Unique and unforgettable ways to celebrate your birthday in Austin, TX

Birthdays. Everybody has one a year. While any day of the year is right to treat yourself or just do something adventurous, birthdays seem to be the only time we always do! Since this epic day only comes around every 365 days - why not try…
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5 Places to Stay Cool in Austin this Summer…other than Barton Springs

Summer is upon us Austin! If you’re anything like us - a plunge into cold water is ideal after a day of touring Austin in over 100-degree heat. We love Barton Springs, but it’s not the only cool place to hang out this summer. Check out five…