Travel Treasure : Austin, Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas lies a funky, energetic, and entrepreneurial city which urges its residence to help it remain weird, and in whose local dives the careers of Janis Joplin and Willie Nelson were launched.  It is a place of college kids and businessmen.  Micro-breweries and macroeconomics.  A famously buzzing music scene and quite a few places to get your buzz on.

The place is Austin.  And it rocks.

Don't let it's position in the middle of traditionally conservative Texas fool you--Austin's claim to fame is not only it's love for variety, but it's acceptance of it as well.  Definitely a travel treasure worth spending some time in!