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Take A Break From Austin With These 10 Crazy-Cool Escapes

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    We live for the weekend. So, we're sharing the epic destinations that fill up our 48 hours of uninterrupted freedom in this new series, On The Loose. Get inspired, and then show us your own #Epic48 weekend snaps on Instagram.

    Even though Texas can boast itself as the second largest state in the U.S., we'd like to think that most of its vitality and eccentricities actually lie within the magical region that is smack in the middle of the Lone Star state: Austin. It seems like the heat of the South has got nothing on its inhabitants — they're always up for eating smokehouse BBQ drenched in habanero sauce, or taking a cool dip in a tucked-away watering hole, or resting their head in a teepee way out by the Mexican border.

    To get the scoop on exactly where Austinites venture when they need to get out of town, we've teamed up with Secret's Scent Expressions and Destinations Collections, which will keep you dry and smelling fresh during the 10 enchanting getaways ahead — all within driving distance from ATX. So, go on, sneak in that sun-soaked weekend — although, luckily for you, Texas always feels like an endless summer.

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