savvy traveler

The Bosslight Sets Off an Independent Bookstore Boom in East Texas

January 30, 2020 | By Gary Borders

Soar Across the State Aboard The Texas Eagle

December 27, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Texas Touring Musicians Share Their Travel Hacks for the Road

December 13, 2017 | By Michael Corcoran

I try to think of myself as a wise and thrifty traveler. I stay in $50 motels instead of $100 ones because that means I can afford to stay out on the road twice as long.

See the Sights… and Save

April 15, 2016 | By Mai Pham

Anyone who travels to a big city for vacation knows that apart from lodging, food, and shopping splurges, the other big expense—especially if you have a family—is admission to attractions.

Countdown to Spring

March 21, 2016 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

Down in the Rio Grande Valley, there’s something about springtime, when the palm trees sway in the southerly breeze and even the cacti are blooming, that calls us out into the great outdoors.

Simply Palacios

May 13, 2015 | By Jill Lawless

An old, unlikely legend holds that Spanish sailors shipwrecked in Matagorda Bay saw a mirage of three sparkling palaces on a distant shoreline, and named the surrounding inlet Tres Palacios Bay.

A Day at the Beach

April 12, 2015 | By Helen Anders

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf at South Padre Island.

Ten for $10 (or Less)

February 24, 2014 | By Barbara Rodriguez

Who doesn’t love a free weekend? By that I mean a weekend free of chores, meetings, errands, and to-do-list drudgery.

Texas by Bus:

October 24, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

My first trip on a Greyhound bus wasn’t planned. In western New Mexico, my aging sedan had broken down, and the mechanic said the delivery of parts and repair would add up to a week out of commission.

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