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And So It Begins!

Today is the day that Houston Explorers is born! It’s one of those remarkable Houston days that we all live for – not too hot, not too cold, just cloudy enough. Lots of potential for sun; less potential for sunburn.

Houston Explorers is a blog for Houston families to plan remarkable adventures, big and small. We will search high and low for the absolute best ways for you to spend your limited, precious time with the people you love. We’ll give you a chance to explore Houston in a way you never expected, and we’ll challenge you to try things with your kids you never thought you could.

There are lots of other Houston-focused blogs and websites out there (many of which are wonderful and that I read regularly) that have inspired me for many years, but I haven’t yet found the “one” that merges my love for the outdoors, culture, food, trying new things, and travel (even if within the city!). I guess maybe there are a few places that cover most of those bases, but they don’t mix in the thing that matters the most – creating unique, memorable, special experiences for and with the people I love the most (two of which are pint-sized).

So who the heck am I and why should you listen to me?

My name’s Katie, and I’m a native Houstonian. I grew up in the ‘burbs telling myself there’s no way I’d ever come back. After leaving for college and grad school, I realized that actually Houston’s pretty great, so back I came. And now y’all couldn’t get rid of me if you TRIED!

Chad and I met at Christian’s Tailgate over a burger, and we pretty much new immediately that lifetime commitment was going to happen within a date or two. We have been married for 7 years, and we have 2 kids – Jacob (5) and Ben (almost 3). Everyone always asks us “do you ever slow down?” And states “you are always so busy!” We think it’s normal and we have a lot of fun.

My love language is information, so when we meet, you will either be amazed or annoyed by any answers I give you to questions about what you should do or where you should eat. This blog is an attempt to channel some of that knowledge so hopefully y’all can benefit from years of research and family adventures. Plus, everyone keeps saying “you should write a blog” – so here it is!

I hope you enjoy Houston Explorers and find these posts useful. Please let me know if you try some of our suggestions – we’d love to hear about your adventures too!


4 thoughts on “And So It Begins!”

  1. Hi Katie!,

    I’ll be following! I often watch Daytripper and Texas Parks and Wildlife on PBS on Saturday’s and jot down destinations that spark my attention. Getting your firsthand perspective on locations will be great! All the best to you and your family!


  2. So so proud of you Katie! Im looking forward to planning our next Houston visit and checking out some of your favorite places!


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