Veronica Meewes

Veronica lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes about food, beverage, travel and lifestyle for a number of media outlets and brands. She's currently working on her fourth book project, a drinks guide to Austin, and her work has appeared in Forbes Travel Guide, Food & Wine, Texas Monthly, Tasting Table, GOOD, PUNCH, The Today Show, The Local Palate, Cosmopolitan, Vera, Serious Eats, EatingWell, Austin Monthly, Fodor's, Vinepair, Texas Highways and more. When she's not seeking out the best food and drink around the globe, you can find her hiking, swimming, doing yoga, enjoying all the live music Austin has to offer, and exploring with her pup Banjo. Follow her on Instagram @wellfedlife and visit

Five of My Favorite Things to Do in Austin

As soon as summer hits, I love to do what I call an Austin Summer Triumvirate, which consists of hopping between Deep Eddy Pool for a refreshing dip in the spring-fed water, Deep Eddy Cabaret for pitchers of crisp Mexican lager, and Pool Burger for stacked burgers and strong tiki cocktails!

The new Waterloo Greenway is a beautiful green space right near the Capitol, and they're always hosting great community events, like yoga with live music on the lawn, a big Dia de los Muertos celebration, and a spectrum of performances at Moody Amphitheater.

One of my favorite unexpected things to surprise visitors with is artist James Turrell's Skyspace oculus on the University of Texas campus. The installation uses nature and light in a most peaceful, beautiful way!

One big benefit of living in Austin is that we are surrounded by swimming holes to help us cool off when the temperature rises. But some of the closest ones to town (on the Barton Creek Greenbelt) typically dry up by July when the rain subsides, so it's best to visit those in May and June!

Here in Austin, we are lucky to have some really high-quality donation-based yoga studios. I'm a regular at both Practice Yoga and Black Swan Yoga, which also features HIIT workout classes.

"As much as Austin continues to grow and evolve, I love that there is still an unmistakably laid-back feel to this city. The quirky, friendly, creative, spontaneous, and adventurous people who are attracted to living in Austin are really what makes this city "weird"—and I hope that never changes!"