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Staycation Elation

I like to believe that my mother invented the staycation. With a twist.

Christmas Wild

More and more I try to travel during the Christmas season. Even if it’s just a daytrip, I like to…

Always Talk to Strangers

I was in Tucson’s international airport circa 1984 on my way to Mexico to join a press trip being hosted…

Road Rules

Autumn is my favorite season for a roadtrip. Obviously, cooler weather factors into my affection. Also, smaller crowds make for…

Have Pet, Will Travel

There are all sorts of travel experiences, each of which require different sorts of flexibility for success. There’s travel with…

The Unexpected Journey

I am a planner. I arrive hours early for flights, almost that early for doctor’s appointments and even —much to…

Room to Breathe

The trouble with the traditional American school calendar is that it conditions you to believe that summers should be spent…

Take a plunge

Throughout my life, in every neighborhood, on every summer's vacation, road trip, or nature hike, there has been a memorable…

The Interstate Gourmet

Almost 30 years ago, I drove every mile of Texas’ interstate highways in search of something to eat. Every mile.…

Wild About Flowers

Babs Rodriguez’s son becomes a true-bluebonnet Texan in the April 2014 installment of Travel Matters. Here’s the full story.

Memories Pack Light

Babs Rodriguez unpacks a lifetime of travel memories. Here's the full story from the March 2014 issue of Texas Highways.

Lilo Goes West

Babs Rodriguez recalls her German mother-in-law’s Big Bend epiphanies. Here’s the full story from the February 2014 issue of Texas…
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