In 2015, it was icebergs, fried chicken, and traffic.
In 2016, Lake Travisites were all about the great outdoors, shopping, a white crystalline substance called salt, and poking fun at themselves. Do the words “monogrammed Yeti” ring any bells?
Every topic we tackle isn’t always a hit. And we’re okay with that. The ones that resonate with YOU tell a cool story about our community.
We know you look forward to our Weekend Roundups every Friday and you like our monthly giveaways — ‘cuz winning free stuff from awesome Lake Travis area businesses is just plain cool.
We can also surmise that you enjoy your Hill Country sunsets, you like new restaurants, and you’re always jazzed about one topic in particular — our fabulously full Lake Travis.
We’ve been going at it for 3½ years now! And we’re quickly approaching 800 published posts.
With 2016 almost behind us, it’s time for a look back to see …
What are you passionate about?
What catches your attention?
What makes you laugh?
Take a look back at the 8 most talked about topics in 2016 on Lake Travis Lifestyle:
30 Fun Things To Do This Summer in Lake Travis
This annual feature article is a reader favorite every year. From dive-in movies to lakeside parks to local breweries, there’s so much to do in Lake Travis during the summer, this article practically writes itself.
We’d love to know if you’ve crossed all 30 things off your list!
5 Lake Travis Area Swimming Spots
A perfectly full lake this summer meant all of your favorite watering holes were open for business like Windy Point Park, Volente Beach, and Bob Wentz Park.
Then there’s the refreshing cool natural waters of Krause Springs fed by Cypress Creek if you’re looking to take a break in Spicewood. Locals have been lovin’ Krause Springs for the past 50 years which is why it’s always one of our most popular articles.
Rogue American: A True Lifestyle Brand with a Mission Comes to Hudson Bend
News of this warrior-minded brand in Hudson Bend rocked readers with a whopping 16.5k likes on Facebook alone. The unique story of Rogue American enthralled the LT community and gave everyone an unexpected “aha!” moment.
Founded by a Marine who proudly served with America’s finest around the world, Rogue American is all about custom designs and quality apparel made in the USA for the folks that live and operate in dangerous environments.
10 Signs You Might Be From Lakeway
This article reached nearly 24,000 people and was shared more than 130 times on Facebook, making it one of the top posts in 2016.
Whether it’s your obsession with luxury SUVs in creamy shades of white, or your I-can’t-leave-my-house-without-my-customized-Yeti attitude, or your mysterious self-combusting mailboxes, LTL discovered Lakeway residents happily joke about your idiosyncrasies.
And thank goodness for that, because author Cathy Hale (a resident of The Hills) was nervous — whew!
Austin Salt Cave: Halotherapy and Salt-Wellness Center Opens in Lakeway
Lake Travis residents were more than excited to say hello to halotherapy this year. The opening of the Austin Salt Cave in Lake Travis was well-received by readers who wanted to learn more about the homeopathic healing qualities of salt therapy.
Wondering what microscopic aerosol salt can do for you? You may be surprised.
Lake Travis Gets Drained by a Fish
When news broke that the yellow-bellied sucker fish resurfaced in Lake Travis after years of what we thought was extinction, LTL was there.
Readers were enthralled by the interesting historical tidbits of this yellow-bellied foe and its travels through Lake Travis and the Supreme Court. Luckily the crisis was averted and LT residents took solace in the fact that we always have the iceberg option just in case.
#TBT Back in the Day in Lake Travis: Piggly Wiggly, Horses & Mudding in Rough Hollow
Before we move full-tilt into a brand new year, it was nice to take a look back.
Our old-school Lake Travis readers delighted us with terrific comments about the good old days in Lake Travis.
It was fun to take a stroll through the Hill Country sans car dealerships and traffic-y highways to remember just how quiet and quaint our little slice of Texas used to be.
13 Places to Eat at Oaks at Lakeway
Updates about Oaks at Lakeway happenings have continued to be a hot topic in 2016.
From the new restaurants opening their doors like MadGreens, MOD Pizza, Creamistry and Torchy’s to the recent news that Stratus Properties was selling it … and then wasn’t … our obsession with the Oaks is still going strong.
What was your favorite Lake Travis Lifestyle article in 2016? What would you like us to cover in 2017? Let us know in comments section on Facebook.