All posts by Jocelyn Sexton

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Best Cruise Destinations from Galveston


A cruise vacation offers great value because it includes everything you need: food, accommodations, entertainment and a variety of activities. Many are family friendly, and you get to see multiple destinations, but you only unpack once and never need to drive! We’re lucky to live so close to Galveston, which serves as a port for

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10 of History’s Greatest Moms


Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this special day, we’d like to highlight some great moms — women who loved their children, and often made the world a better place for other children as well.   1. Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC) | Queen of Eqypt Motherhood played a vital role in the Egyptian queen’s grip

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10 Excellent Reasons to Drink More Whiskey


In honor of International Whiskey Day, which takes place tomorrow on March 27, we’d like to share some interesting facts about a favorite liquor. 1. Show me the money. Whiskey was used as currency is 18th century Pennsylvania. Whiskey loyalty would eventually start the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, where farmers fought against taxes threatening their liquor

Don’t Miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Don’t Miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade


The 59th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade, produced by the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission, will take place Saturday, March 17, at noon — rain or shine! The parade starts at the Clock Tower at MinuteMaid Park, located at 1800 Texas Avenue, and goes west. The two-hour parade is a free event, and it has

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Best Spring Break Destinations


Spring Break can mean different things to different groups of people. For college kids, it could mean a chance to get on a plane and party for a week. If you’re 18-24 and looking for a wild and crazy time, some of the top Spring Break destinations include: Las Vegas, Nevada Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Oscar Awards: Some Interesting facts


Hollywood will celebrate its biggest night of the year! On Sunday, March 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host the world’s preeminent movie-related event: the 90th Academy Awards, perhaps better known as the Oscars. The Oscar statuette weighs 6 3/4 pounds and stands 13 1/2 inches high. A total of 24

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Boots On and Bellies Ready for the Rodeo Cook-Off


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is a bucket list item for barbecue connoisseurs from around the globe. BBQ aficionados and pit masters come to Houston to participate in this annual event, slated this year from Feb. 22-24, to show off their creative cooking skills and secret recipes. It will be

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Let’s Get Ready to Rodeo


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is here! Although the biggest in Houston doesn’t officially get started until Feb. 27 at NRG Park, there are plenty of fun Rodeo events to attend between now and when the it ends on March 18. Rodeo Houston — The premier activity is the Rodeo itself. From Mutton Bustin’

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year


One of the perks of living in a city as diverse as Houston is that you can enjoy a variety of experiences. From food, art, fashion and music, our city loves to host a celebration, especially when it comes to marking international events. The Lunar New Year, a traditional Chinese holiday, is celebrated in a

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Help Birds Make It Through the Coldest Month


It’s no secret birds fly south for the winter, but in Houston, we’re lucky enough to see a lot of wild birds throughout the year. However, cold temperatures, wind and other unpredictable winter weather patterns make February an especially hard month for our feathered friends. National Bird Feeding Month was created to encourage people to

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Everything About U.S. Route 66 (the Mother Road)


Have you ever heard someone talk about the Mother Road or refer to the Main Street of America? If so, their talking about the famous U.S. Route 66, one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System that traversed the western two-thirds of the country. This iconic highway was established Nov. 11, 1926, and

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Why We Love Houston (And You Should Too!)


Houston sometimes gets a bad rap because of flooding, heat, humidity, traffic or a myriad of different reasons, but we LOVE Houston, and we know many of you do too! Houston has been named a top American city, one of the fastest-growing cities, a top destination spot and a cool city. With more than 145

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How to Stand Up for Your Dreams


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman~ With all the talk in January about making resolutions, working on personal goals and setting objectives for the year, don’t lose sight of what

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Six Financial Goals for the New Year


The new year is the ideal time for setting new goals. The most common New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier and learn a new skill or hobby. But if you’re thinking about doing something like buy a house, go on a nice vacation or anything that involves money, you might

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10 Ways to Have a Fresh Start


Happy New Year! 2018 is here, and if you’re looking to begin a next chapter, now is the time. Life is full of new beginnings, and it’s never too late to try and restart certain areas aspect of your life. Renewal is a natural and necessary process of shedding old perspectives and focusing on exciting

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The Longest Road on the Longest Night


December 21 is the winter solstice. In addition to marking the first official day of winter, it is an astronomical phenomenon indicating the longest night of the year, and therefore the shortest period of daylight. Moving forward into winter, the days will start gradually lengthening. At Colony Limo, we’re always thinking about great drives. And