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February 2017

Vol. 64, No. 2

This month, we hope to inspire you with exhilirating bike excursions through the mountains, valleys and bluffs of Big Bend's Chihuahuan Desert. Then follow us to the Rio Grande Valley where we take well-worn backroads to unveil great food, historic hotels, art and more. From there, we head to the coast for a photo essay of the sentinels of the sea – six lighthouses that have weathered time, storms and the elements. As always, we fill the pages with a bounty of Texas treasures such as the Ameripolitan Music Awards, San Antonio's luxurious hotels and Magnolia Pancake Haus, an East Texas craft brewery tour, Dallas' Oak Cliff area, George Foreman and more.


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Biking Big Bend

Chances are I won’t be hitchhiking out West any time soon to hire on with a ranch or join a sheriff’s posse. My boyhood fancies…

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Sentinels of the Sea

The first lighthouses came to Texas shores in 1852, built to guide ships past sandbars and shoals at river mouths and through tricky passes between…

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On Valley Time

When I told my wife, Laura, about my idea of a road trip across the Rio Grande Valley, she was initially skeptical. “What will you…

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