It always helps to get travel tips from the locals, so I thought we could start a dialogue here where we can share those tips for the area that we live in. I'll go first: Texas. If you are traveling through Texas, plan your stops well. This is a big state, and most of it is hundreds of miles of NOTHING. So be sure and fill the gas tank before a long stretch. There is one particular stretch of road that always makes me nervous. It is almost 300 miles between gas stations. If you are looking at a map, you will see several small towns, and think that you will just gas up at the next town. WRONG. Some of those "towns" are really ghost towns, and you are unlikely to find a place to gas up. Having apps like Gas Buddy helps, but we didn't have smart phones until recently. What are some things people should know about where you live?