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Shelley Seale

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Shelley Seale is an Austin-based freelance journalist who writes about lifestyle, travel, health, education, business and nonprofit issues. She has written for National Geographic, USA Today, Andrew Harper Traveler magazine, Yahoo, CNN, the Austin Business Journal, Austin Woman and many others. Besides writing, she's into vagabonding the world, yoga, indie movies, farmers markets and a nice glass of wine. She has been zip lining in Thailand, volcano climbing in Chile, and was once robbed by a monkey in India. Her favorite quote is by Helen Keller: "Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all."

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Beep Beep!

Buying a car in Austin just got way easier and — dare we say — fun

By Shelley Seale

I could barely concentrate on anything else the day it was supposed to be delivered. My new car, an electric Nissan Leaf, was expected to arrive sometime between 1 and ...


Remember the Alamo

Famous Texas landmarks earn huge international honor — first for the state

By Shelley Seale

For the first time, Texas is home to an official World Heritage Site. On July 5, the San Antonio Missions — including the Alamo — were declared part of the elite UNESCO ...


Love in Austin

Austin couple celebrates marriage equality with whirlwind wedding

By Shelley Seale

The nation erupted in cheers and celebrations Friday morning after the Supreme Court issued its landmark marriage equality ruling, which legalized same-sex marriages across the United States. By 10:30 ...


Wimberley Welcomes You

5 reasons for a weekend getaway in Wimberley this summer

By Shelley Seale

Most Texans are aware of the devastation that occurred recently in Wimberley during massive flooding. But as one of the state’s favorite summer and weekend getaways, Wimberley is open ...


Galveston Getaway

Texas' favorite vacation spot offers new attractions and better beaches

By Shelley Seale

School’s out and summer is here, which means it’s time to hit the road for a getaway. One of the most popular Texas road trip destinations is the ...


Art Bra Recap

Art Bra Austin goes all out for stunning evening of theatrics and philanthropy

By Shelley Seale

What do art, fashion, bras and cancer awareness have to do with each other? Just ask any of the 2,100 people that have been served in the last year ...


Volunteer Vacation

East Austin homeless village plans to open new bed and breakfast for visitors

By Shelley Seale

You can get on a plane and take a volunteer trip to Haiti — or you can stay right here in Austin and have a volunteer staycation. The innovative new Community ...


Art Bra Preview

Check out these amazing art bras that are supporting Austin women

By Shelley Seale

The dreaded "C" word is surreal news that creates a bit of an "out of body" experience. I remember when I got the phone call from my sister telling me ...


Community First!

Alamo Drafthouse opening its first outdoor cinema in local homeless community

By Shelley Seale

Local nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes has long been known for its innovative work with the city's homeless community while the Alamo Drafthouse has become one of Austin's favorite ...


East Austin Conflict

Conflicting stories surround controversial demolition of East Austin piñata store

By Shelley Seale

What was once a piñata and party goods store in East Austin is now just another pile of rubble in the ongoing gentrification battles of the growing city. There ...


It Takes a Village

Popular South Congress shop moves to bigger, better space on Burnet Road

By Shelley Seale

Ten Thousand Villages is literally bursting at the seams. The nonprofit, fair-trade retail store currently on South Congress Avenue is chock-full of artisan-crafted goods from around the world; every corner ...


Arts Around Austin

The King and I premieres at ZACH Theatre ahead of Broadway revival

By Shelley Seale

Now is your chance to "get to know" The King and I. For the first time in 25 years, the beloved musical is being professionally staged in Austin — and it ...


Alternative Yoga

Austin's alternative yoga classes: Practice in the water, with your dog or even naked

By Shelley Seale

We all know how important staying fit is, but sometimes it can get a little boring doing the same old thing. Maybe you are tired of your current training routine ...


Let's Go to Luckenbach

New Hill Country Food Truck Festival will launch in Luckenbach this summer

By Shelley Seale

The first annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival will launch in Luckenbach, Texas on August 2. Promising a full day of food, wine and live music, the fest will take ...


Get Outta Town

Vacation time: Summer festivals worth the trip out of town

By Shelley Seale

Austin is well-known for its plentiful events. From the biggies like ACL and SXSW to the smaller festivals, it seems like there's something going on almost every weekend.  But ...


Summer Fun

Choosing a summer camp just got easier: Camp Sloop sifts through 1,600 Austin area options for free

By Shelley Seale

With only 10 weeks left of school, it's that time of year for many parents: time to begin the often frustrating, overwhelming task of finding a summer camp for ...


Hill Country Getaway

Your guide to Fredericksburg: An authentic taste of the Texas Hill Country

By Shelley Seale

For an authentic taste of Texas Hill Country — as well as the delicious fruit of the Texas Wine Trail — look no further than Fredericksburg. Just 70 miles west of Austin ...


Environmental Milestone

Thought leaders & community icons convene for The Nature Conservancy of Texas' 50th anniversary

By Shelley Seale

About 700 people gathered on Thursday, February 13 to celebrate a major milestone for The Nature Conservancy of Texas: the nonprofit's 50th anniversary of protecting natural resources and the ...


West Texas Weekends

Lou Lambert's Big City Camp Cooking weekends offer an immersive West Texas experience

By Shelley Seale

We know that Marfa is a high-desert oasis for the creatively minded. And while the artsy West Texas town serves as inspiration for artists, writers and designers from around the ...


David Bowie Experience

Soundpainting Austin: David Bowie, dance and improv combine for unpredictable theatrical experience

By Shelley Seale

After a glamorous lawn party preview in November, the Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre unveiled its production of The Bowie Project at Stateside at the Paramount last weekend. Featuring Austin-based David ...


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