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Bet on Bluff Dale

Twelve years ago, my suburbanite parents got a wild hair and bought five acres of rugged terrain in Bluff Dale,…

Mission: Kayak

The river rounds a bend and six mossy-backed turtles sunning on a row of rocks drop into the water—plop, plop,…

Palestine's New Bloom

My mom has always loved dogwoods, those graceful understory trees common in East Texas, whose blossoms remind me of ethereal…

Daytripper: Abilene

North of the Hill Country, but south of the Panhandle; west of North Texas, but east of West Texas, is…

Crossing Bridges

One of many reasons that I like to take car trips with my son is that they never fail to…

Finding Fort Stockton

For decades, I’ve passed through Fort Stockton on countless road trips out west, stopping for gas and great Tex-Mex—and to…

My Favorite Hikes

In February, Globe Pequot Press will release the 3rd edition of Texas writer/photographer Laurence Parent’s popular book Hiking Big Bend,…

Big Luxury in the Big Bend

When I first began traveling to Big Bend in the late 1980s, my introduction to lodging—other than a tent in…

Bowled Over

Most people think to visit Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the spring, when Mother Nature rolls out her…

Desert Twinkle

A wide asphalt airstrip stretches 5,500 feet into the desert landscape toward a row of hills in the distance. I…
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