Inner Space Cavern Tour

The second day (Wednesday) of our mini vacation in Austin is the most exciting day because it’s the Fresh Beat Band’s concert to be held in downtown.  Since the concert is in the evening and we have traveled this far, we decided to visit a tourist attraction.  My dear husband mentioned about a cave that his family visited when he was a little boy.

We looked at Inner Space Cavern online.  It’s located in Georgetown, Texas about 27 miles from Downtown Austin.  After lunch at IHOP, we decided to go to Georgetown.  I’ve never seen a cave before so I was excited about the idea of getting a tour into the cave.

Inner Space Cavern info.
Inner Space Cavern info.
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Come explore!
Waiting for our tour guide at the lobby.
Waiting for our tour guide at the lobby.

Anything related to Science interests me.  Geology, for example, is an interesting branch of Science where scientists study and share their knowledge about the Earth and rocks.  Inner Space Cavern is a perfect educational tour destination.  We saw a few groups of students touring the cave.  When our tour guide name Billy showed up, the journey underground began.  As you know, Inner Space Cavern is an underground cave.  It’s estimated about 100 million years old.

Entrance to the cave.
Entrance to the cave.
Heading down into the cave.  Here's our tour guide Billy.
Heading down into the cave. Here’s our tour guide Billy.

It’s warm in the cave.  But there’s a ventilation so oxygen can get in.  My DD had fun exploring.  We saw lots of rock formations in the cave.  Every section in the cave has a name.  I forgot all of them.  Hahaha!  I’m sorry.  We even saw a little bat.  Two of my favorites in the cave are the area where the core drill took place and the clear waters.  I thought those are cool.  As soon as we’re done touring, we couldn’t wait to gasp cool air outside.

DD and me with the other tourists.
DD and me with the other tourists.
The little bat.
The little bat.
The ventilation.
The ventilation.
Amazing underground cave.  Under I-35.
Amazing underground cave. Under I-35.
Core drill in 1963.  This big hole is created for the person who went down to check underground.  That's when the cave was discovered.
Core drill in 1963. This big hole is created for the person who went down to check underground. That’s when the cave was discovered.
Clear water in the cave.  Our tour guide Billy said it's clean and okay to drink it.
Clear water in the cave. Our tour guide Billy said it’s clean and okay to drink it.  That opening there is about 4 feet deep.
Rock formations in the cave.
Rock formations in the cave.

Scientists discovered and gathered fossils and bones of extinct animals from the cave too.  It’s truly amazing.  My husband, darling daughter, and I enjoyed our exploration.

When you visit Texas, don’t forget to explore Inner Space Cavern.

Have You Traveled Lately?

Have you traveled lately?  Have you gone to the place you have been dreaming of visiting and had a great vacation?  I hope so.  Because going on a vacation is one of the best rewards you can give to yourself.  Going places of interest in Europe, USA, Asia, or the Middle East can be very enjoyable and memorable.  But before you do so, it is very important to know the facts and safety precautions in different places.


Learn More

It is very interesting how we find helpful information about traveling not only thru documentaries, magazines and other reading materials, and reviews but also thru online resources like info graphics.  Travelers provide info in surveys to share their travel experiences.  They create video and capture photos to share online for everyone to see.  This way, people can get some ideas about their next vacation destination.

One thing I can’t get over with is the expensive room accommodation in a hotel in Switzerland.  Oh my!  I bet this hotel suite is SUPER DUPER luxurious!  I mean, think of all the beautiful adjectives you can give to describe it.   I want to stay there (in my dreams!).  😀  Seriously, this sounds interesting to me.  What do you think?

Food Tourism

Many people love to travel, and many others love to eat great food. For those people, foodie tourism simply makes the most sense. Chantal Royer is one example of a person who’s figured out something critical about today’s world. It’s smaller, and people around the globe are partaking in great eats that you could experience. With the Internet helping in your planning and these trips being cheaper than ever before, it makes sense to see the world and some of the great meals that restaurants are preparing in different continents. It’s the ultimate in killing two birds with one stone, as people check countries off of their list while learning a lot about food in the process.

The Internet’s role in the foodie tourism industry

The Internet has changed the way people view travel. People who head around the world can post their experiences online in real time. With pictures and travel reviews and the like, it’s easy to get motivated for your next trip. Perhaps more important than that, though, is how the Internet’s helped people plan their next trip. You can go online and check out hotels, flights, and restaurants in a matter of seconds. Putting together a comprehensive trip is no longer a chore, and that’s part of the reason why so many people are getting involved.

The perfect excuse to see the world

For most people, just visiting a place like Italy is not enough. They need some excuse for going there. Whether it’s a honeymoon, a work trip, or something of the like, they feel more comfortable if they’re going for a purpose. Food tourism trips give people that purpose that they so desperately crave. Rather than just wandering aimlessly into various countries, people now can tell their friends and family that they’re going abroad for food.

Getting out of your food comfort zone

Most people know that places like Italy have great food and top-notch wine. Many don’t know that other countries around the world have their own amazing fare. While you might associate good Asian food with Korea or China, you should also know that Vietnam offers excellent food. Even in Eastern Europe, you’ll find great restaurants and people who are willing to share with you. With a good food trip, you can get outside of you comfort zone to try a ton of new food choices in places you’d least expect.