What makes Dallas Fort Worth Texas so welcoming, friendly and the best place to live in the USA? Listen each week as the founder behind, WeAreDallasFortWorth.com, Becca Niederkrom shares articles from the local website and stories from the people that call Dallas Fort Worth home.
Outdoor Adventure Therapy for Heroes with John Cody Hardin of The Warrior's Keep | Ep. #118
In this episode, we’ll hear from John Cody Hardin of The Warrior’s Keep as he leads the Veteran community.
He is leading the Veteran community through an amazing organization out of McKinney, Texas called The Warrior’s Keep.
This organization is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to unite, empower and enhance the quality of life for veterans with the use of outdoor adventure and recreational therapies.
Cody has created a community here in DFW but its impact extends throughout our amazing country.
Listen in on the podcast on how he is educating and assisting veterans with the difficulties of reconnecting socially, while achieving inner peace and healing of the mind.
Getting Dallas Data Science Ready with Dr. Angel Durr of DataReady DFW | Ep. #113
See more here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/data-science-dallas/
In this episode, we’ll learn how Dr. Durr became an expert in her field of Data Science and how it’s becoming one of the hottest fields to be in right now.
Not sure what data science is?
I wasn’t exactly sure either until Dr. Durr explained how its all around us.
And here’s the best part, her organization DataReady DFW offers opportunities for volunteering, STEAM camps, career readiness and more.
You can find her information here:
Website: Data Ready DFW
I'm Becca and I'm finally back for the 2020 season on all things Dallas.
Before I kick off the interview series, I wanted to tell you a bit about what was going on and my latest directory over on WeAreDallasFortWorth.com
How to Find Dallas Meeting Spaces - you can find it here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/dallasmeetingspaces/
The Must-Have Guide to Attending a Frisco RoughRiders Game
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.And if you haven't been to a game yet, I want you to make it a priority to do just that.
The Ultimate 2019 Dallas Pumpkin Patch Guide (that EVERY Mom, Kid, Dad & Blogger will love)
Pumpkin picking isn’t just choosing a pumpkin to take back home to Plano, Frisco, Allen, Murphy, Wylie, Dallas, Fort Worth, Rockwall, Sachse . . . ok, who did I forget? Picking a pumpkin from a Dallas pumpkin patch is an experience. This pumpkin could be displayed on the front porch, used in family photos, turned into a pie from some drool-worth Pinterest recipe or carved into the coolest jack-o-lantern that will be put on display for the neighbors and all your friends on Facebook.
The Best Kept Secret Inside of the Museum of the American Railroad
We are lucky lucky residents to have this treasure here in the metroplex and as well all know, Frisco will no doubt do a fantastic job in maintaining this piece of history for residents and visitors of DFW to see. They’ve seem to have had plans that go decades back and they continue to uphold these plans and execute to perfection.
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Halloween in Dallas is on a Thursday this year, which really lengthens the celebration.
Here are 17 awesome events going on in DFW. Some are family friendly; others will make you scream. 17 Killer Events to Celebrate Halloween in Dallas.
Chatting with Anna Quintana @CoffeeShopsDallas on where to drink coffee in Dallas.
Where to Drink Coffee in Dallas with Coffee Shops Dallas | Ep. #102
If you love coffee and coffee shops then you'll want to tune in to today's podcast with Anna as we talk all things DFW coffee. She loves coffee, I love coffee and we both love the magic of coffee shops.
It's the end of an era as Collin Creek Mall officially closes its doors this Summer. Most of the stores inside the shopping center in are gone and we will wait for the next act from Collin Creek in Plano.
The Closing of Collin Creek Mall | Ep. #101
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9 Best Date Nights in Collin County (and Dallas too!)
If you’re looking to relieve stress, have fun and keep your relationship awesome then planning the best date nights in Dallas with your S.O. is exactly what the doctor ordered.
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Ronald McDonald House Dallas is being led by CEO, Jill Cumnock who is making her impact here in DFW and across Texas.
Since opening the doors in 1981, over 37,000 families have been provided a “home-away-from-home” in the times when they need it most.
✅Jill walks us through how a family would be able to participate with and receive services from the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
✅ The amazing expansion the house is currently undergoing
✅ And how we as a community can support these efforts.
Mentioned in the podcast:
Museum of Memories in Dallas
The Salsa Fest in McKinney
Rubber Ducky Resale
Glen D. Smith & Associates in Flower Mound
What's happening in Dallas on December 1 and 2
I go off script and chat up some of the events happening this weekend in Dallas. Discover the best things to do in Dallas, including holiday events, Christmas events, Hannukah in Dallas, craft fairs in Frisco, Wylie, Plano and McKinney. And of course the holiday home tours in McKinney and Dallas.
Which makes this hidden gem in Highland Park absolutely perfect. Its called Lakeside Park or some people call it Teddy Bear park (which is what I call it).
Just when we think the heat will never end . . . here we are barrelling through Fall, surrounded by pumpkins, hot chocolate and for me, the season of all STRESS. Its also my month to reflect and focus in on what matters. In this episode, I get a little personal on things that need to change in my life . . .
There’s an app for that! No really, as a Dog Mom in Dallas, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to our dogs, Dutch & Bowden. I love apps and its truly like having my own personal assistant in my pocket! Who wouldn’t want that? We are always on the go exploring DFW and hanging out at places like Mutt’s Cantina, maybe escaping the rain for some avocado toast inside the enclosed patio at Toasted, or grabbing a beer at Grrrowler’s in The Colony. And once we have the “kids” loaded in the Subaru, we’ve got to be prepared for anything. That means our REI car cover, dog bowl, water, leashes and the apps. I compiled this list of apps for Dog Moms in Dallas.
More here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/apps-dallas-dog-moms/
And that’s how we end up at this humble, gulf-style seafood restaurant in downtown Plano, more frequently than we’ve been seeing the sun shine over here. The Fish Shack in Plano — what should matter at every seafood restaurant—is fresh fish, prepared simply and honestly.
More here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/fish-shack-plano/
Dallas weather calls for a laundry list of personal belongings to tuck into our closets, cars, kitchens, homes and bags as we strive to stay comfy, warm, cool (ya know it changes on a dime) and stylish in this metroplex at all times. If you’re moving to Dallas or you’ve been here awhile, take a lookie inside your home and use this list as a guide for 13 Essentials Every Dallasite Should Own for Fall
Go here for the full article https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/dallasite-essentials-fall/
Looking for a fun way to celebrate the fall season? Fall is the perfect time to visit a pumpkin patch. Kids will love being able to go out and get pick their own pumpkin. Families will love the memories made. Also, pumpkin patches make for great pictures. Whether you are looking for a fun day out or the perfect Instagram picture of the kids sitting with pumpkins, here is a list of Denton area pumpkin patches.
See them all here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/2018-denton-area-pumpkin-patch/
Gnome Cones: The Best Sno Cones in Dallas
Its tucked away off U.S. 377 in the town of Argyle and it’s a little bit of whimsy, and a whole lot of awesome.
Gnome Cones is the creation of Alex Sparks and Brett Hawkins – – it’s a sweet little snow cone shack serving up delicious shaved ice in all kinds of fun flavors. And its like nothing you’ve eaten before!
Plano understands that city parks play a critically-important role in the mental and physical health of people within its’ city limits and those who visit for events https://wearedallasfortworth.com/exercises/biking-oak-point-park-plano/
Fall is here. With the fall weather comes shorter days and colder temperatures. Before the very cold weather comes, it is important to start thinking about a fall home maintenance routine. Winter is just around the corner and homeowners should start thinking about getting things done before it is too cold to be outside and too dangerous to be on a slippery roof.
More here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/fall-home-maintenance-tips/
Even though fall rolls around at the same time every year, there’s always something that feels special about the sights, smells, and tastes of the season. These are the Best Pumpkin Patches in Dallas Fort Worth. One of the most enduring fall traditions in the U.S. is going to a pumpkin patch to choose your very own pumpkin to decorate or carve and partaking in all the fun fall activities that go along with it.
See the list here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/featured/pumpkin-patches-dallas-fort-worth/
Slices of undisturbed country are so important to us (nods to the Houstonization of Dallas).
Which is why finding this gem nestled in the countryside was such a treasure. We first discovered this adorable Vineyard on Facebook.
See all the deets and pics for Barnhill Vineyard and Winery here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/family/winery-anna-texas/
Hands down, this coffee shop is the BEST place to find your reprieve from the chaos of Dallas amongst the skyscrapers and hustle and bustle of the busy streets. Here is one of DFW’s favorites, Otto’s Coffee in Downtown Dallas (in pictures) and ours too! You’ll absolutely adore it (plus the waffles are a really good thing).
Deets here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/eat/ottos-coffee-downtown-dallas/
Kayakers & Paddle Boarders rejoice! Paddle Boarding in Plano Texas is finally here! The Plano Parks and Recreation Department has opened the pond behind the Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center to free-range kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.
More here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/adventure/paddle-boarding-plano-texas/
A visit to Frisco Texas is not complete until you explore downtown Frisco. Its truly a completely different feel than the rest of the town and even has a bit of magic to it.
Along Main Street, between the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road, you’ll find the foundation of one of the fastest growing cities in the country ➡️Frisco Texas. And if you live here, we don’t have to tell you that, you’ve seen the changes, the construction and all of the BIG things that have come to Frisco and are also on their way.
See more here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/adventure/best-things-frisco-texas/
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Denton Texas started out as a college town and we believe this is how Denton hangs onto its cool vibe, awesome people and fun places in Denton You Gotta Check Out This Fall. Many Dallasites spend hours to travel to Austin for that same college town, cool vibe. Or weird vibe, hence the slogan, Keep Austin Weird. But we don’t have to trek down I-35 anymore spending 5 hours or more in bumper to bumper traffic because we have that cool vibe, culture and art scene right here on the tip of the metroplex ➡️ and its all here in our town of Denton.
9 Fun Places in Denton You Gotta Check Out This Fall
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The ladies of Ready Set Grow Texas install beautiful flower pot arrangements at your home or business and change them out each season! Learn more here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/family/ready-set-grow-texas/
Glen Rose is located about 90 minutes south of Plano, Texas or even less time if you are heading there from Dallas or Fort Worth and if you blink, you might miss this adorable town on the river. Its just at the junction of U.S. Highway 67 and State Highway 144 in central Somervell County.The town also has a cute town square, the Paluxy River, a bluegrass festival, farmer’s market, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a pie shop (yahoo!!!) and one of our fave places to play around with the furbabies is Big Rocks Park in Glen Rose. https://wearedallasfortworth.com/adventure/big-rocks-park-glen-rose-texas/
This rustic indoor/outdoor joint with sawdust floors serving up BBQ, monster burgers & live music in a country setting MUST be added to your list of places to dine when in the gorgeous north Texas hill country. The Loco Coyote Restaurant Texas checks all the boxes for a road trip meal.
You’ll find friendly faces as soon as you walk up and lots and lots of good food (enough to feed an army). And I dare I say, its the closest ‘Salt Lick’ style experience you’ll get as a day trip from Dallas.
Plano Balloon Festival is held each September at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in the city of Plano, Texas. It is one of the city’s largest celebrations, and its been going on for decades. For the full 3 days, people from all over the metroplex and country find their way into this great BIG festival.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to host a high school foreign exchange student program for the school year?
Thinking it would be a fun experience having a child from Switzerland, Japan, Colombia or other exotic country?
Maybe you have kids and you want the experience for them? Or maybe you just want to volunteer your home to provide for others as so many Americans do?
So let me tell you this – our experience was a nightmare
See it all here PLUS the 35 Crucial Questions to Ask Prior to participating in a high school foreign exchange student program: https://wearedallasfortworth.com/family/nightmare-experience-high-school-foreign-exchange-student-program/
Hey North Texans! You can find us all over the web
Dog Moms Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DogMomsPlano/
DFW Business League: http://facebook.com/groups/dfwbusinessleague/
Tara Vineyard & Winery, the oldest winery in Henderson County, is owned and operated by the Pierce family. We first wondered upon this beautiful winery, restaurant and inn nestled in the rolling hills of East Texas. Not only is it a fabulous destination for sipping wine and enjoying a fabulous meal, you can also spend the night at TARA INN housed in the historic Murchison home, constructed in the 1880′s and relocated from downtown Athens and open for overnight guests and adventurers from Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco and the rest of DFW looking for a fun day trip.
Grab more details here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/family/tara-vineyard/
Whether you are living in Plano Texas, Frisco Texas, Allen Texas, McKinney Texas or right in the heart inside of Dallas Texas. This episode will tell you where to grab your jam packed GUIDE (free) for where to take your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, college friends and more while staying in north Texas. Yep, grab it here https://wearedallasfortworth.com/family/activities-north-texas/