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Welcome to Shangri La

It all started with a story. British author James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, told of a nirvana tucked away…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Bastrop

Bastrop has always been one of my favorite day trips, and it’s one of the few places in Central Texas…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Goliad

As Texans, “Remember the Alamo” is ingrained in our collective conscious. We’re taught the phrase in fourth-grade history, and the…

Window on Texas: Using an Off-Camera Flash

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith highlights how to use a flash more effectively by removing it from the top…

Chasing Waterfalls

When it comes to H20, in my opinion there is nothing as magical or evocative as a waterfall. The sight…

TipTop Texas: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

I am standing on the summit of Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, tracing the Earth’s curvature with my…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Spicewood

While Spicewood proper may be nothing more than a few buildings tucked away down a country road, the town’s real…

Web Extra: More Explorations in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park celebrates its 40th anniversary with a day full of activities on October 6. Until then, join…

Caprock Canyons Trailway: Trails and Trailheads

A 64-mile trail system that runs between Estelline and South Plains, the Caprock Canyons Trailway is divided into six trail…

Tracking Time

Travelers on the Caprock Canyons Trailway sometimes feel they’ve tipped time’s arrow on its head. Following the path of an…

Window on Texas: Light Painting

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith demonstrates how to do his style of light painting using your point and shoot…

San Marcos Springs Eternal

The high temperature had just peaked at 103. A historic drought gripped the entire state. But conditions couldn’t have been…
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