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Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Getting in a last-minute road trip before summer vacation ends? Along with the fun traveling has to offer also ... Read More »

The Trost Trail Offers a Look at West Texas’ Gorgeously Crafted Hotels

The Trost Trail Offers a Look at West Texas’ Gorgeously Crafted Hotels

  Far West Texas is known for its distinctive sense of place, characterized by desert vistas scattered with spiky ... Read More »

Step Back In Time At El Paso’s Gardner Hotel As It Celebrates 100 Years

Step Back In Time At El Paso’s Gardner Hotel As It Celebrates 100 Years

Travelers entering the Gardner for the first time could understandably mistake it for a museum. Steps from the ... Read More »

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 »

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