Vacation like a royal at The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas

Who is still feeling that Markle Sparkle after the royal nuptials? Here's a little trivia, Dallas has its own royal connection with the Windsors too. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip chose the historic The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas for their official state visit in 1991. Here's a few ways to vacation like a royal at The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas and a royal treatment staycation giveaway to boot!

Exploring Big Bend Texas with Kids

IttyBittyFoodies’ guest TRAVEL contributor Helen Yoon tells us how she hiked Big Bend Texas with her four year old. My husband and I love the outdoors. Hiking, biking, swimming, camping, you name it. It has been our unspoken goal that we explore this world together and instill in our son, a love for adventure and nature. We began taking short hikes with him when he was 3 months old on a trip to Bryce Canyon....
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JadeWaters Resort Pool Complex at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Dallas has its first resort hotel with a water park thanks to opening of JadeWaters at The Hilton Anatole Dallas last summer. The 3-acre water park experience can be had for hotel guests only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. While you can visit JadeWaters any day of the week, the organized kids programming runs from Friday to Sunday. Here's the IttyBittyFoodies low-down on our fun-packed weekend at The Hilton Anatole Dallas.

10 reasons to staycay at Four Seasons Dallas

Staycations are perfect in the second half of summer. It is that time of summer when you feel time has whizzed by too fast. Wasn't it only just May? And with another impending school year just weeks away, we recommend a late summer getaway at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas* in Las Colinas. "Are we going on a long road trip?" my littles ask. The kids are pleasantly surprised that our 'road trip' ended in just thirty minutes. That's the beauty of vacationing at the Four Seasons Dallas; it feels far enough to be away somewhere without the pangs of travel time. But the Four Seasons is in more than the hotel business, they're in the business of making memories for the whole family. Our latest YouTube Video of our weekend staycation says it all. If you need more reasons to visit, here are our top ten reasons why IttyBittyFoodies love vacations at the Four Seasons Dallas.

Plano Getaway

Is it my imagination or has the City of Plano mushroomed with activity in the last few years? We find ourselves driving the thirty minutes out regularly to visit festivals, grab a bite to eat or hang out at my favorite spa. Recently, we partnered with Visit Plano for a staycation to get a glimpse of what else Plano has to offer. We found a New York Loft hotel, wine-country inspired cuisine, artisan stores and Prairie-land trails for hiking. What a treat Plano is for a short getaway!

Red Rooster Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson

New York City is full of exciting boroughs, each with it's flavor and diversity and Harlem is no exception. The large neighborhood located on the north end of Manhattan, Harlem boasts a vibrant history and is rich in music, arts and culinary culture. When chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue, he envisioned so much more than just a restaurant. He wanted to create a gathering place at the heart of his adopted neighborhood, where both the uptown and downtown sets could see and be seen, mingle and meet – and so he did, in a big way. In conjunction with Samuelsson's long awaited release of The Red Rooster Cookbook, Macy's Culinary Council will be hosting a cooking event. Find out how to get your free copy of The Red Rooster Cookbook and have it signed by Samuelsson.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel for a quick family getaway

Fort Worth has the reputation for being all about cowboys and honky-tonk but our recent trip has let us discover so much more to 'Cowtown'. Aside from the obligatory visit to take out-of-towners to see cowboys (as in real ones not the football team) at the Fort Worth Stockyards and two stepping at Billy Bob's, Itty Bitty Foodies' visits to Fort Worth have been sporadic. Sometimes we time a day trip to Fort Worth to see one of the art exhibitions from the stellar Cultural District which boasts the Kimbell Art Museum and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. But lately, the "country and western yee haw factor" has developed a hipster twang making Fort Worth, a little Austin-esque with their laid back attitude but without the terrible traffic. Just less than an hour's drive away from Dallas, the Omni Hotel Fort Worth makes for an almost instant getaway and for those afflicted with spring fever, Omni Hotel Fort Worth throws in a picnic at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens with one of the seasonal packages.