Austin | Dallas | Houston
CultureMap Contributors
Austin Author: Shelley Seale

Shelley Seale


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."

See list of all CultureMap contributors
All articles by this author.  176 Results. Showing 1 to 20
Page 1 of 9

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 ...

Art All Around Us

San Antonio artists transform I-35 highway underpass into magical world of light

By Shelley Seale

In San Antonio, the I-35 freeway underpass between Theo and Malone Avenues was your typical dark, forgotten space. But artists Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock envisioned something far grander ...

Delicious Dinners Do Good

Guess who's coming to dinner? Foodies united for a great cause, that's who

By Shelley Seale

In a week or so, Austinites will get gussied up and gather all over town to enjoy the delights of great food, fine wine and dining out with friends and ...

Green Spaces

Take a sneak peek at the newest garden coming to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

By Shelley Seale

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin, an extension of the University of Texas at Austin, has long been a beloved destination for the city, and the nation ...

Boob Empire Blows It

Victoria's Secret not such a supporter of breasts

By Shelley Seale

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when you think of Victoria's Secret? Breasts, right? Lingerie and fragrances and all that stuff, sure — but mostly, scantily clad ...

Stay Fit Austin!

New Year's resolutions of Austin's fit and fabulous

By Shelley Seale

It's a new year, and with it comes all the resolutions that seem to fly around with abandon. We at CultureMap asked a few locals what they're doing ...

From Austin to Africa

Austin charity's 'voluntourism' safari promises a giving African adventure

By Shelley Seale

Well Aware, an Austin-based nonprofit created to bring clean water systems in impoverished communities in rural Africa, is teaming up with JB Journeys for a "philanthropic safari" trip to Kenya ...

A Mosey Through Austin

What are your favorite ways to spend four hours in Austin? Tell Mosey — today

By Shelley Seale

Do you think you have the perfect itinerary for the best four hours a person can spend in Austin? If so, Mosey wants to hear from you. The relatively new ...

Big Ballin' in Austin

Top Austin restaurants compete to find out who has best meaty balls

By Shelley Seale

Winflo Osteria was not the place for vegetarians on Saturday. The inaugural Austin Meatball Festival that took place there brought a new food competition to the city, with 15 area ...

Alzheimer's Interpreted

An Austin artist channels her mother's life with — and death from — Alzheimer's disease

By Shelley Seale

As Lou Ann Bardash traveled between Austin and Illinois to care for her mother Doris, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she developed an overwhelming desire to understand what ...

SFC Grows Healthy Austin

Food is … growing, sharing and preparing

By Shelley Seale

Grow. Share. Prepare. That's what Sustainable Food Center of Austin is all about that — cultivating a healthy community in Austin by strengthening the local food system and improving access ...

Glam on Glam

Glamorous rock & roll lawn party at Travis Heights mansion kicks off Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre season

By Shelley Seale

Dance, music, theater and arts aficionados came together Sunday afternoon for a British-inspired lawn party to support Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre. The Ziggy Do party was held at The Academy ...

Veterans and Horses Bond to Heal

Travaasa Austin's Joyful Horse Project benefit showcases veteran-equine bond

By Shelley Seale

Iraqi war veteran Alan Babin was severely injured during a rescue mission while serving in Iraq. He came back home to face not only more than 70 surgeries, including four ...

Sustainable Food Finds Austin Home

Sustainable Food Center finds its roots in new East Austin home

By Shelley Seale

Grow, Share, Prepare. It's the motto of Austin's Sustainable Food Center, and the nonprofit organization that teaches adults and children how to feed themselves with nutritious food finally ...

Opera Love, Italian Style

ALO conductor Richard Buckley makes opera part of Austin's DNA

By Shelley Seale

Richard Buckley has a special affinity for Italian opera. Although the artistic director and principal conductor of Austin Lyric Opera is an equal-opportunity opera lover, he admits that the Italian ...

Austin Dance Community Shows 'Heart'

Austin choreographer Andrea Ariel takes dance to Heart

By Shelley Seale

In a constantly changing city, Andrea Ariel is determined to change the way dance is perceived in Austin. Through her company, the Ariel Dance Theatre, Ariel uses new ideas and ...

All articles by this author.  176 Results. Showing 1 to 20
Page 1 of 9

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Austin news, views + events

Insider Offers

Curated experiences at exclusive prices

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address

Featured CultureLists