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Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park “It feels so small at first, until you hit the trail and start to explore. It…

Texas' Natural Wonders: Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore “Aromatic, salty air blew in off the water. Pelican formations cruised the shoreline. Seagulls and other…

Texas' top natural wonders

Follow photographers Kenny Braun, E. Dan Klepper, and Andrew R. Slaton as they explore our picks for the top nine…

Tunes N’ Tubes

Whitewater Amphitheater has been called the Red Rocks of Texas, because like the Colorado concert favorite, the 5,600-capacity venue on…

End of Summer Bucket List

When August rolls around, the schedule starts getting crammed with back-to-school shopping, and separation anxiety from summer fun starts to…

Texas' top bat viewing sites

Observing bats emerge from their roosts is one of the most exciting encounters that nature has to offer. Texas happens…

A different take on border diplomacy at El Paso’s Chamizal National Memorial

What happens when a river changes course and the border between two countries hangs in the balance?

Smithville the next Marfa?

Steve Simmons and his wife, Amy, the Austin ice cream queen, bought a ranch in the Smithville area 10 years…

Daytripper: Hillsboro

When burning up the highway between Dallas and Austin, it’s easy to pass through Hillsboro and see nothing more than…

Summer Hideaways

When I was growing up in New York City, my father had a small farmhouse a couple of hours upstate…

Annual ranch roundup in Wichita Falls

Red sand flies across the arena as ranch cowboys show off the skills of their horses, which have colorful names…

Dive into a Texas swimming hole

When photographer Carolyn Tracy and I sign on to curate a guide to 100 of the best places to swim…
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