5 new US restaurants to try this fall

pizza from Houston's Coltivare 

pizza from Houston's Coltivare 

My favorite time of year has arrived! While I was enjoying jacket and scarf weather up in Chicago, things were cooling off in Austin too… when we returned it was FALL- highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s (at night). (Not quite jacket and scarf weather, but we take what we can get here in Texas.. )

With restaurant openings in cities across the country and mild weather perfect for al fresco dining, autumn is also ideal weather for eating out. I just wrote up five places across the country you should make a point of visiting this season!  Read about them here on Forbes Travel Guide!

 

Puerto Vallarta: Mexico's low season paradise


beautiful Yelapa is just a water taxi away from PV

beautiful Yelapa is just a water taxi away from PV

With more airlines adding nonstop flights between cities in Texas and Mexico, visiting our neighbor to the south has become much more convenient — and cheaper, too. If you’ve found yourself regretfully devoid of vacation plans for what’s left of summer, it’s not too late to book a trip.

I visited Puerto Vallarta in early May, just as the low season had begun. There were moments when I could feel a slight sub-tropical humidity start to creep in, but it was nothing a plunge into the perfect Pacific Ocean couldn’t fix. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the thought that this was considered off-season, with prices set to reflect that designation. You, too, can reap the benefits of Puerto Vallarta’s lovely low season through mid-November. Click here for the full Statesman article!