School is out as of this week for Midland-Odessa and surrounding areas. Hard to believe I know but many of us have been anticipating the end of another school year so that vacation plans can be made. Let's travel baby! But travel in a way that is budget-friendly of courseIf you take trips that won't break the bank, you have the opportunity to travel more, it's a win-win for all.


1.San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden-this garden features a floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall, and ponds filled with Koi. Located at 3853 N St Mary's St in San Antonio and open 7 am to 5 pm 7 days a week, there is no charge to visit the garden.

2. Rockport, Texas/Rockport Beach is located 7 hours away from the Permian Basin and is Texas' 1st blue wave beach and is free to enter the beach by foot.

3. Palestine Texas State Railroad-take a 30-minute ride from Palestine to Rusk, TX on the Texas State Railroad. Located in East Texas, price for adults is $32, and children ages 2-11 only $20.

If you are looking for the perfect summer vacation or just a long weekend away from home, these 3 spots in Texas should be on your list at little to no cost to you and your family to visit.

I can honestly say I did not even know the Texas State Railroad existed but now I must try it at least once in my lifetime and the Japanese Garden in San Antonio looks spectacular!

Revealing! Texas Has Six Nude Beaches, Here's Where To Find Them

Ready to let it all "hang out" this Summer? Here are the 6 locations where you can (mostly) legally sunbathe and swim in the buff in Texas. Remember to use common sense and research each area's rules before dropping your drawers. In most cases, these are limited areas and NOT the entire lake or beach.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

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