Meet That Texas Couple

Hi!  We are Marty and Michelle, “That Texas Couple”.  We are a wine drinking, food loving, adventure seeking couple that could not imagine our life without travel.  The only catch is, we are determined to see the world while still maintaining our full-time jobs public servants.  So far, we’ve repelled down waterfalls in Mexico, stood in awe of the Roman ruins, stayed in a castle in Scotland, ate gelato in Venice, sipped wine in the Rhine Valley, partied on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and escaped Alcatraz Island just to name a few things!  Our travels focus on history, cultural immersion, food, and of course, good wine.  Our blog showcases Marty’s beautiful photos with my writings in hopes to inspire you to travel all you can.  Join us to follow along on our journeys as we give you practical tips and advice to help make your travel dreams come true.

Our Mission?

Our mission is to show you how to get the most out of your travel time while stretching your hard-earned travel dollars.  We hope to inspire you to live your life to the fullest no matter what your circumstances!  We are excited to have you join us on our travel journeys!

Latest Blog Posts

60+ Fun and Unique Travel Gifts

If you have a loved one or friend in your life that loves to travel, then you may find yourself wondering what you could possibly buy them as a gift.  I mean, splurging for a trip or a plane ticket is probably out of reach!  LOL!  Don't worry though, there are many...

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The Perfect 2 Day Rome Itinerary

I must admit that Rome holds a special place in my heart.  Rome was our first trip to Europe and where Marty and I chose as the start of our European honeymoon.  Historic, romantic, and exciting, Rome has something for everyone.  Although we were able to spend several...

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The Ultimate Carry On Only Packing List

Are you considering joining the movement of packing and traveling lighter?  Well, then you've come to the right place.  Marty and I have been practicing minimalist packing using only a backpack for years.  We have traveled with only...

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How We Travel With Only a Backpack

Yes, it's true, Marty and I only travel with hand luggage, and more specifically, only with our backpacks.  I know some of the ladies out there are gasping right now, but it's true!  We've even spent as long as a month in Europe and only taken our backpacks.  With our...

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The Best Travel Backpack for Europe…and Beyond

So, you're planning a trip to Europe and are searching the internet trying to find some information on the best travel backpack for Europe?  I get it!  Marty and I went through several bags before we finally found the bag that we love.  Honestly, the best backpack for...

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Venice Itinerary-2 Days of Bliss

Surrounded by winding canals and historic architecture, how could you not fall in love with Venice? Venice was the starting point on our European trip that included Venice, Munich, Bacharach, Nuremberg, and London.  While we were fortunate enough to be able to spend 3...

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