Without a doubt, COVID-19’s impact can be felt in every industry, from hospitality and dining to beloved sources of enlightenment like museums. Fortunately, many museums and art galleries in the state—and around the world—are showcasing their renowned collections online. If you’ve always wanted to visit Texas’ best-known institutions, this is your opportunity to experience them from the comfort of your own home. Here are five top-notch museums you can “visit” today.
Texas Highways also has a collection of cocktail recipes to share from our archives. Because liquor stores and grocery stores remain open during this time as essential businesses, you should be able to access (or get delivered to your door) everything you need to make these simple drinks.
On the evening of March 26, the museum is hosting Bug Bites, an event where people can sample chef-crafted dishes featuring a variety of insects. With a menu that includes coffee-blackened grasshopper street tacos, grilled scorpion with pineapple mojo, roasted orange-ant mole, and cricket carrot cake, bugs might just become a welcome addition to culinary classics.
Good Ol Girl, which premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin on March 13, follows the stories of three modern cowgirls: Sarah Lemoine Knox, Mandy Dauses, and Martha Santos. Knox is a lawyer in Coleman who struggles with one day taking over her family’s ranch; Dauses is the general manager of a cow-calf operation in Forestburg who dreams of becoming a mother; and Santos is a young college graduate who has a difficult time finding entry-level work while her family’s Laredo land shrinks because of urbanization. Although the three are based in different parts of Texas, they ultimately find common ground in their experiences as women in a male-dominated industry.
Texas has dozens of world-class art, science, and history museums, from Space Center Houston to the Alamo. But sometimes it’s the smaller, lesser-known museums that stick with you. We’ve gathered eight weird-yet-wonderful museums from around the state that elicit “oohs,” “ahhs,” and giggles. Whether you’re a classic TV addict or a passionate collector, put these gems on your travel bucket list.
Springtime calls for road trips to see Texas’ native wildflowers—bluebonnets, firewheels, and pink evening primroses, just to name a few. But other flowers bloom this time of year, too, and they’re celebrated in festive fashion in El Paso, Castroville, and Georgetown.
Road tripping in a big state like Texas requires serious sustenance. When Cheetos and Little Debbie won’t do, these gas stations around the state offer more filling fare, ranging from tacos to kolaches to lobster bisque. Next time you hit the highways, keep any eye out for these popular fuel stops that also serve good eats.
Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of pressure—gifts, dinner reservations, grand gestures. Perhaps the most romantic thing of all is to eschew the holiday’s expectations and get out of town—with your honey, of course. These Texas resorts offer seclusion with a dash of luxury for a weekend of bonding and relaxation.
Despite its name, a Texas Twinkie is not a delicious spongy dessert—but it is stuffed with all the good things in life.
Make your Christmas and New Year’s festivities extra merry with seasonal cocktails that will impress guests and get them into the celebrating spirit.
The annual pilgrimage became so popular that a resort called Canyon of the Eagles was built around the experience. This month, the eco-lodge—located 60 miles northwest of Austin, and about 19 miles from Burnet—celebrates its 20th anniversary.
As a whiskey scientist at Fort Worth’s Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., 26-year-old Ale Ochoa spends her days sampling and quantifying the aromas and flavors of whiskey.