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The Edge of the World in Texas

The Edge of the World in Texas

The sun rises on a cloudless day in mid-October. On North Padre Island, a barrier island near Corpus Christi, my husband, Adrian, and I pack our striped beach bag with bright plastic buckets and trowels, fruit pouches and bottles of water.

North Padre Island Offers a Quieter Gulf Coast Adventure

North Padre Island Offers a Quieter Gulf Coast Adventure

South Padre Island is famous for its beachside resorts and coastal tourist attractions, but the other end of the island offers a very different experience.

The Daytripper Ventures to the Wilder and Quieter North Padre Island

The Daytripper Ventures to the Wilder and Quieter North Padre Island

Few know that the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world is just beyond Corpus Christi. And while its southern counterpart may get more attention, North Padre Island provides the perfect mix of fun and middle-of-nowhere abandon. I followed the sun in search of a little bit of both.

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to stick on the shelf, their name in a register at the highest point in Texas. To help you achieve those goals, we’ve compiled a list of only-in-our-state pursuits you need to check off before another summer speeds by.

Happiness Comes in Waves: South Padre Island

Happiness Comes in Waves: South Padre Island

Every time I walk on the beach—listening to the roar of the ocean, watching quarter-size ghost crabs skitter into the surf, admiring the agile antics of dive-bombing pelicans—I can’t help but ponder the planet’s complexity and magnitude. 

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