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Bluebonnet season is nearly over here in Texas, which means Summer is quickly drawing near! Who else enjoys that time of year?
Welcome to the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival!! 🍓
One thing about me you might not know: I. Love. Concerts! Whether it's punk rock to country, edm to jazz, or 1950s style to reggaeton - it doesn't matter the language, I am all for the music. Although, extremely heavy metal might be the exception haha. And while I enjoy the big arena shows, it's actually the little venues I prefer. To me, it just feels more personal and special as you're up close with the band. Anyone else feel the same?
I always advocate to others to take chances and explore every opportunity you get, because you truly have the world at your fingertips! There's just so much to see out there; including here in Texas. For those new to San Antonio, April is usually the time for the annual Fiesta San Antonio events that span nearly 2 weeks. From food to music and dance, cultural events to parades, there's something here for everyone! Last year, Fiesta didn't happen, and this year it's been postponed until June (keep that in mind if you plan to visit or recently moved here).
No this ain't the Bayou, but it certainly has that vibe about it doesn't it? Some friends and I were actually discussing going to NOLA, before switching to our current road trip idea. Btw I got some mini bad news, and some mini good news about that.
Welcome to Jurassic Par... I mean, Government Canyon!! My friends and I were supposed to come here last weekend, but we missed the memo that we had to place a reservation to come. A week later, today, we finally got the chance to hike the trails. And we chose the one most popular: the one featuring actual dinosaur footprints and the mysterious German house 🦖🔎

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Welcome to Novatourist

Novaturient | Seeking powerful change in one’s life, behavior, or situation. The feeling that pushes you to travel.


My name is Steven, and I am the Novatourist. The name is a nod to the word – Novaturient – that not only puts more emphasis on adventure, but gives a new title to those seeking it. Whether it’s wanting a change in your day, or in your life, this website will help you find motivation, inspiration, and creativity for it. From moving verses for the soul, to thoughtful pieces for the mind, and (of course) intrepid trouvailles that encourage you to pursue your own adventures with meraki. Because we all have goals and dreams, as we seek them out on our respective journeys. And while we are chasing the feeling that pushes us, just know you have a friend here who can relate with you. Thank you for taking the time to venture through this site, and that the things you find help you with what you’re seeking. So come along for the adventure!

So what are the things offered here?


Originally created to document my experience in grad school, so others can learn from it, Novatourist has grown to incorporate other topics; with the focus going towards travel. From road trips on weekends, to weeks of travel out of the state & country, you’ll be there with me for the ride as we seek to uncover the world’s hidden gems! It is the goal that one day this can turn into it’s own travel show, but we have much catching up to do filling up the passport before we get to that point. While voyages are discussed here, this site also explores and offers other areas including:

  • Dating & relationship tips
  • Poetry & short stories
  • Food for thought discussion topics
  • Business talks
  • Sports takes
  • and Life updates. . .

Head over to the Blog page to see all the latest and previous posts!


Starting in Winter 2020, The Lone Wrangler podcast goes live and will cover different talking points that span across different sectors. From sports to entertainment to society, each will go in-depth while sharing knowledge and experiences. Whether you’re driving to work or home, relaxing on a rainy day, or just wanting some company, The Lone Wrangler is here to provide enjoyment and conversation that will captivate you. Visit The Long Wrangler Podcast page to find out how to listen!


Has there been a project or a situation that has really held you back? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and I would like to help you if I can. I mostly focus on creative projects, with my words and my voice, as well as interpersonal dynamics. To learn more about it, check out the Freelance page!

Let’s create something together.