Parks

8 State Parks in East Texas Where You Can Unplug and Enjoy Nature

8 State Parks in East Texas Where You Can Unplug and Enjoy Nature

Despite my job as a Texas photographer and writer, I hadn’t visited many of East Texas’ state parks in years. Read ... Read More »

Wildlife Watch at Big Bend Ranch State Park

Wildlife Watch at Big Bend Ranch State Park

With cooler temps, crisp air and beautiful colors, autumn is a great time to visit Big Bend Ranch State Park. It’s ... Read More »

4 Must-See Fall Foliage Spots in Texas

4 Must-See Fall Foliage Spots in Texas

I first witnessed Lost Maples State Natural Area in its full fall glory some 30 years ago. Read More > Read More »

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

Get even more summertime adventure ideas. Hello summertime! We know it can get hot out there, but that’s no excuse Read More »

9 Divine Hill Country Hikes

9 Divine Hill Country Hikes

In the Texas Hill Country, the flat Gulf Coastal plains to the east and the Texas brush country to the south ... Read More »

The Sweet Side of Texas Summers? Swimming-Hole Satisfaction

The Sweet Side of Texas Summers? Swimming-Hole Satisfaction

In Texas, we love our swimming holes as much as we love barbecue and country music. We’ve got plenty of them ... Read More »

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

When I was a child, Texas’ state parks were beloved vacation destinations. I became intimately familiar with the ... Read More »

Daytripper: Balmorhea

Daytripper: Balmorhea

Amid the prickly-pear cacti and rocky hills of West Texas lies a literal oasis in the desert. Read More > Read More »

The Story of Our National Parks

The Story of Our National Parks

The Lone Star State was a little late to the national parks game, but as is our way, Texas jumped into the scene ... Read More »

A Desert Diverse

A Desert Diverse

Resting in the shade next to a pool of clear water, I could almost forget that miles and miles of West Texas desert Read More »

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