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Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve “The lagoon-like grotto and surrounding cliffs illustrate clearly why Hill Country nature is best at creating idyllic…

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…

Eclipse Viewing in Texas

For the first time since 1979, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on August 21.…

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…

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…
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