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Bunking down at Big Bend Ranch State Park

Backcountry aficionados flock to the largest state park in Texas, Big Bend Ranch State Park, to explore its rugged 315,000…

Sightseer: Right on Target

What: Target Marathon Where: US 90 between Marathon and Alpine When: year-round The Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway first…

Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Big Bend

Big Bend “Vast is just too small a word. It is a world apart from the flat, sprawling suburbs and…

Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Monahans Sandhills

Monahans Sandhills “This place is one of the most unassuming treasures in our fair state—a microcosm of nature smack dab…

Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon “You are driving along a seemingly endless road of flat and desolate landscape when all of a…

Daytripper: San Antonio

If you follow my travels you know that I spend most of my time off the beaten path. While this…

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…

Scenic Route: Flying Colors at Enchanted Rock

Eighteen miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 956, a 425-foot pink rock looms over the landscape. Enchanted Rock State…

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: Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake “I rented a kayak and paddled my way across the tea-colored water and green lawns of giant salvinia.…
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