Getting in a last-minute road trip before summer vacation ends? Along with the fun traveling has to offer also comes a responsibility to protect yourself and others from the dangers of traveling, especially in August, the hottest time of year in Texas.
Travelers entering the Gardner for the first time could understandably mistake it for a museum. Steps from the front entrance, a curio case houses rarities including a replica of infamous bank robber John Dillinger’s plaster death mask and original “wanted” poster, a handwritten letter by Leo Tolstoy, and vintage typewriters.
A barrel-shaped building called the Spyglass stands on stilts at the end of a leafy path.
The first time I seriously considered buying an RV was in the aftermath of a family tent camping trip to Kerrville-Schreiner Park …
Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of pressure—gifts, dinner reservations, grand gestures. Perhaps the most romantic thing of all is to eschew the holiday’s expectations and get out of town—with your honey, of course. These Texas resorts offer seclusion with a dash of luxury for a weekend of bonding and relaxation.
Earth Native founder Dave Scott grew up tagging along with his father and uncle on volunteer search-and-rescue missions in Colorado. After six years in the military, he began studying wilderness survival techniques. In 2011, he launched Earth Native, one of a handful of schools in Texas that meld advanced outdoor skills like backcountry navigation, shelter building, and plant medicine with nature appreciation. Scott says he’s noticed an uptick in people’s interest in these types of skills because of survival-oriented reality TV shows. But the majority of his students tend to be less extreme. They mostly want to get into backpacking or spend more time outside with their kids.
Staying in one of Basecamp Terlingua’s two bubbles is like staying in a deluxe, transparent tent with the amenities of a hotel room—a queen-size bed, Keurig tea/coffee maker, AC/heater, mini fridge, Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom with an indoor shower. There are also two outdoor seating areas, an outdoor shower, and a fire pit.
Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Natural Area, and the surrounding Hill Country take you away from it all in the May edition of “A Piece of Texas” video series.
Start your camping experience off right with Texas-made products and equipment, from a sturdy cooler to a lightweight blanket