Photo by Michael Amador

Dear readers,

Normally this time of year is a busy one for travel throughout the state—families make a beeline for their favorite stretch of coast for spring break, roadtrippers plot out the best routes to take in the bounty of seasonal wildflowers, and adventurers head out to West Texas to hike in the Big Bend. When our staff sent our annual “Outdoor Adventure” issue to the printer earlier this month, we did so with anticipation for all the adventures it would inspire our readers to take in the coming months. The last two weeks has changed all of that—for Texans, and for the entire country.

Our greatest concern now is for the safety of our readers and our communities. We encourage all of our readers to stay home if possible and practice social distancing for the time periods required. Together, we can help protect our fellow Texans and stem the spread of the virus.

In the meantime, we hope our stories and photographs of beloved Texas towns and destinations provide escape and comfort. Once it is safe for all of us to travel outside of our homes and towns, we will be ready with recommendations and tips to inform your trips and boost the tourism community. For now, we hope our content can help you look forward to future trips and recall favorite trips of the past.

To that end, over the next two weeks you’ll be able to sign up for free access to three future digital issues. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please visit this link. You can then either opt-out before your free trial expires, or continue on with a one-year (12 issue) subscription. As always, all the content on our website is free, and we will be offering additional stories and photo essays so you can “visit” your favorite destinations from the comfort of your home.

We want to stay connected with you during this time so please email us at [email protected] with memories of your favorite Texas trips. We’ll be sharing some of our own throughout the next few weeks.

Emily Roberts Stone
Editor in Chief

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