Traveler Tales

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Austin Eats and Al Green

Posted by kyleann May 15, 2012

Have you eaten Austin? We have!!


First off, have you been to Austin? If not, why the heck not?



There are amazing food carts of all ethnicities, live music EVERYWHERE and one particularly beautiful house on Riverside to rent through Homeaway! My husband and I recently won a once in a lifetime trip from Homeaway and can not gush enough about Austin and the house we were set up in.


We arrived on a balmy 94 degree day and headed towards our humble three story abode overlooking downtown Austin. And by humble, I mean sleek, well equipped, humongous, inviting stunning house! Thank goodness the AC was on, we Northwesterners are not accustomed to that heat and humidity.  Not knowing where to start the exploration we headed out and started hitting up the food trucks! Gourdough's, ChiLantro, Hey! You gonna Eat or What?, Wholly Cow Burger, Stubb's and ohhhh so many more delectable spots!! We went on a culinary extravaganza during our trip.


The highlight of our trip was meeting Al Green at Austin City Limits and watching him sing with his 14 piece band! We cannot thank Homeaway for their tremendous generosity and hospitality. They picked a great house and showed us a great time.


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PS. We highly recommend the 25 minute drive to Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood - Hands down the best we ever had!


Kyle Ann and Tony Radanovic

Lacey, WA

A Red Rocks Wedding

Posted by maryb May 2, 2012



My (now) husband and I live in New Hampshire and we planned a destination wedding in Sedona, AZ, in October 2010.  Sedona was a destination that we both wanted to visit because of the beautiful Red Rocks and the peaceful surroundings. 


Through, we were fortunate enough to stay in Rob's home (Homeaway #392734).  This home has spectacular views of the Red Rocks from every room; a gorgeous entranceway; heated pool and hot tub; and two full living areas.  It's also very close to the shops in Sedona. 


We were married outdoors at Cathedral Rock, which was a perfect wedding venue for us, and had our reception at Cucina Rustica. 


On the morning of our wedding day, I was sitting at the outside porch at 5:00 AM and was fortunate enough to see a hot air balloon flying above the Red Rocks; a sight I will never forget.  We were so furtunate to be married in Sedona and, when we return to Sedona, will always stay at this home!





Mary (and Bob) Bowles

New Hampshire


Never before have I stayed with coworkers in a house. At first it was uncomfortable and strange. The idea of sharing a room and a bathroom with people from work was not something I was looking forward to, but I went with it.


As our three-day stay went on, I must admit it began to seem normal and even natural.  We'd spend our working hours together and in meetings.  We are close in a professional way, but have never bonded like you do when under one roof together.


All I can say is that Poptent is the real winner because the seven of us that were there have a closer relationship and greater respect for each other.  We shared in a unique experience and appreciated the chance to know each other differently. 


You sure learn a lot from seeing the variety of pajamas that people wear to bed!!!



Scott Bennett

National Director, Poptent