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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 ... Read More »

Battling Snakes, Rapids, Mud, Spiders, and Heat While Training for the Texas Water Safari

Battling Snakes, Rapids, Mud, Spiders, and Heat While Training for the Texas Water Safari

I can distinctly remember telling a friend a decade ago that I’d never compete in the Texas Water Safari, a ... Read More »

Floating the Frio in Garner State Park

Floating the Frio in Garner State Park

With hotter temperatures coming, the aptly named Frio River attracts tubers, including these local students toting ... Read More »

Balmorhea State Park is Ready for Summer Visitors

Balmorhea State Park is Ready for Summer Visitors

Sometimes the best summer moments are unplanned—a spontaneous road trip, a lazy day at the lake, or an impromptu ... Read More »

SandFest Takes Over Port Aransas This Weekend

SandFest Takes Over Port Aransas This Weekend

Incredible sculptures, delicious food, and fun times to be had April 26-28 Read More > Read More »

National Forests in Piney Woods Closing Some Trails, Campsites

National Forests in Piney Woods Closing Some Trails, Campsites

Planning a wilderness escape to the Piney Woods? Consider double-checking the availability of your preferred ... Read More »

Visit Canyon Lake in the Texas Hill Country with Our New Video Series “A Piece of Texas”

Visit Canyon Lake in the Texas Hill Country with Our New Video Series “A Piece of Texas”

Check out our new video series “A Piece of Texas” and follow Rich, Amberly, and Luke as they head out on the road, ... Read More »

Man Versus the Most Untamed Stretch of River in Texas

Man Versus the Most Untamed Stretch of River in Texas

It was midday on Día de los Muertos as I hurtled down a rain-swollen Rio Grande, my illusions of control over my ... Read More »

San Angelo Doing a ‘Big Happy Dance’ as Lakes Refill After Drought

San Angelo Doing a ‘Big Happy Dance’ as Lakes Refill After Drought

San Angelo is ready to reclaim its title as the oasis of West Texas. Following a banner rainfall of 34 inches in ... Read More »

The Adventure Seeker’s Spring Break at McKinney Roughs

The Adventure Seeker’s Spring Break at McKinney Roughs

With 18 miles of hiking trails— 13 of them open to mountain bikes and horses, along with plenty of flora and fauna Read More »

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