Camping + Lodging

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

A barrel-shaped building called the Spyglass stands on stilts at the end of a leafy path. A few hundred yards ... Read More »

Willow House in Terlingua Offers Out-of-This-World Views

Willow House in Terlingua Offers Out-of-This-World Views

If the desert is a play, then Willow House owner Lauren Werner is its set designer. Every detail of her singular ... Read More »

Expert Tips for Camping With Your Family, Backpack, or RV in Texas

Expert Tips for Camping With Your Family, Backpack, or RV in Texas

The first time I seriously considered buying an RV was in the aftermath of a family tent camping trip to Kerrville-Schreiner Park ... Read More »

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

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. Read More »

A Former 1920s Schoolhouse Offers Chic Accommodations Near the San Marcos River

A Former 1920s Schoolhouse Offers Chic Accommodations Near the San Marcos River

In 2017, Craig and Wendi Foster, a hip empty-nester couple living in Austin and working in marketing and ... Read More »

Commune with Nature at These Treehouses in the Texas Hill Country

Commune with Nature at These Treehouses in the Texas Hill Country

There is something about being suspended high in an ancient tree that makes you see the world in a new way. ... Read More »

This Wilderness Survival Course Teaches Beginners How to Navigate an Outdoor Emergency

This Wilderness Survival Course Teaches Beginners How to Navigate an Outdoor Emergency

Earth Native founder Dave Scott grew up tagging along with his father and uncle on volunteer search-and-rescue missions in Colorado. After six years in the military, he began studying wilderness survival techniques. In 2011, he launched Earth Native, one of a handful of schools in Texas that meld advanced outdoor skills like backcountry navigation, shelter building, and plant medicine with nature appreciation. Scott says he’s noticed an uptick in people’s interest in these types of skills because of survival-oriented reality TV shows. But the majority of his students tend to be less extreme. They mostly want to get into backpacking or spend more time outside with their kids. Read More »

Basecamp Terlingua Adds New Luxury Bubble to Unique Lodging Options

Basecamp Terlingua Adds New Luxury Bubble to Unique Lodging Options

Staying in one of Basecamp Terlingua’s two bubbles is like staying in a deluxe, transparent tent with the amenities of a hotel room—a queen-size bed, Keurig tea/coffee maker, AC/heater, mini fridge, Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom with an indoor shower. There are also two outdoor seating areas, an outdoor shower, and a fire pit. Read More »

A Road Trip to Utopia, Complete with Wildflowers and the Rugged Wonders of the Hill Country

A Road Trip to Utopia, Complete with Wildflowers and the Rugged Wonders of the Hill Country

Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Natural Area, and the surrounding Hill Country take you away from it all in the May edition of "A Piece of Texas" video series. Read More »

Beginner’s Guide to Camping Gear Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Camping Gear Guide

Start your camping experience off right with Texas-made products and equipment, from a sturdy cooler to a lightweight blanket Read More »

Field Guide to Camping Dangers

Field Guide to Camping Dangers

One of the things that keeps potential campers in the great indoors is all the unknowns…out there. From unforgiving weather to creepy- crawlies to vines with a vengeance, danger can seem to lurk around every tree trunk in Texas. And while nature is naturally unavoidable, being armed with knowledge—and a first-aid kit—will alleviate some fears. Kimberly Sorensen, a Houston-based outdoor education specialist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, shares her knowledge of some common dangers in state parks. Read More »

The Beginner’s Guide to Camping in Texas

The Beginner’s Guide to Camping in Texas

I’d never understood the allure of camping. Perhaps it’s because my family was never very interested in spending time in the wilderness. We traveled quite a bit, but our destinations were always big cities with the inescapable smell of car exhaust and neon signs lighting up the night sky. In the outdoors, there were bugs, critters, and uncontrollable temperatures—and why would we voluntarily sleep on the ground when my parents worked very hard to put a roof over our heads? Whether due to nature or nurture, I knocked at the door of my 30s with no basic outdoor survival skills or knowledge. Read More »

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