About Me

I’m Diann Bayes, Native Texan and wanderer at heart. I’ve worked in the travel and tourism industry for more than 25 years. I’ve lived in more than 20 cities and towns, mostly in Texas, and had the opportunity to experience a variety of people and places, introducing me to different cultures and allowing me to make friends along the way. I majored in English in college, but I don’t claim to be an excellent writer, proofreader, or grammar queen. I’m an amateur photographer and enjoy sharing the beauty of places I visit and where I live. I started this blog to share the beauty around me from whatever veranda or porch I’m enjoying at the time and to give you inspiration, joy, and sometimes laughter along the way. I don’t take myself too seriously, most of the time. I love my life and my family, including my four-legged rescues, who ended up rescuing me.

Diann Bayes has made a career of working in some capacity in the travel and tourism industry for more than 25 years. She is the Vice President of the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also serves on the board of the Texas Travel Alliance. In 2020, Diann drove the perimeter of Texas, more than 3,300 miles to show what there is to see and do in the Lone Star State and her trip was featured on Texas Country Reporter. You can read about it on her blog, HowBigIsTexas.com.