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Dog-friendly trails, restaurants, and lodging in Central Texas

When that road-trip itch needs scratching, I can always count on one friend to join me: my big mutt Max.…

Take a Train Ride with Santa on Austin Steam Train’s North Pole Flyer

North Pole Flyer Austin Steam Train’s holiday-themed rides start Nov. 25 at the Cedar Park Depot, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd.,…

Scenic Route: Flying Colors at Enchanted Rock

Eighteen miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 956, a 425-foot pink rock looms over the landscape. Enchanted Rock State…

Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Enchanted Rock

Enchanted rock “Hiking over E-Rock makes me feel like an astronaut exploring the surface of a planet, one so small…

Nine-river Day

There’s something about the summer solstice that inspires adventure. As the official start of summer and the longest day of…

9 Divine Hill Country Hikes

In the Texas Hill Country, the flat Gulf Coastal plains to the east and the Texas brush country to the…

What’s Brewing in the Hill Country?

Texas boasts a strong German heritage, which naturally includes a long history of breweries and beer. Recently, 20 independent breweries…

Long and Wine-ding Road

The Texas Hill Country has long attracted visitors for its combination of outdoor recreation and historic towns, and in recent…

Keeping Up with the Johnsons

Romanesco broccoli, I just learned, is the ultimate fractal vegetable. On a visit with my children to the new Hill…

Touring Travaasa's Farm

As chickens chortle in the background and the raspy buzz of a distant tractor mirrors the clackety-clack-clack of happy cicadas…
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