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Your Guide to Maximizing Texas Wildflower Season

February 27, 2024 | By Dina Gachman

Where to Stay in 2024: West Texas

January 2, 2024 | By

Another One Bites the Dust in Fort Davis

November 21, 2023 | By TH Staff

A West Texas Photographer Chases Nature’s Constant Change Through Art and Photography

August 25, 2022 | By E. Dan Klepper

Get in Gear for National Bike Month With These 5 Rides Around Texas

May 3, 2022 | By Ian Dille

I’ve ridden bikes and written about riding bikes all over the world, but there’s no place I prefer to pedal more than here in Texas.

Experience Life in Texas’ Highest Community at McDonald Observatory

March 24, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The astronomical research station in the Davis Mountains welcomes visitors for star parties and a sky-high lodge

A Close Call in the Davis Mountains

January 14, 2022 | By Ali Montag

Spring Into Action with Day Drives to the Davis Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, and Edwards Plateau

April 2, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Whether you’re a Texas history buff or a fan of cowboy culture or an explorer of high-mountain peaks, these spring road trips are just what you need to get away for a day and visit parts of the state you may not normally think of for one-day excursions.

This Gin Is Made With Native Juniper Berries From the Davis Mountains

October 29, 2020 | By Laurel Miller

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in the Davis Mountains

October 31, 2019 | By Chet Garner

When it’s time to ditch the phone, the Netflix queue, and civilization in general, then it’s time to head west to the Davis Mountains. One of Texas’ three sky islands, this majestic range rises from the desert floor, creating a postcard-worthy panorama in every direction.

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

Planning a Family Get-Together? Rent a Historic Home for the Holidays

November 28, 2018 | By Melissa Gaskill

When grandma wakes up on a deflated air mattress and half the cousins are banished to the kids’ table, Christmas might be too crowded. Enter the home rental, where extended family can gather under one roof, everyone has a bed, and the dining table is big enough for all. For something even more special, look for houses that pack history in locations featuring plenty of festivities and activities, helping to create lasting memories—the perfect gift for the
entire family.

Hebert’s Caboose Ice Cream Shop

November 5, 2018 | By

Hebert’s Caboose Ice Cream Shop has been dishing out scoops of Blue Bell since owners Lonnie & Deanna Hebert bought, refreshed and reopened the shop in 2013. Lonnie & Deanna bought a nearby antique shop and the caboose was included in the deal after it had closed 3 years prior.

The Dudes Abide at These Three Historic Texas Ranches

January 12, 2018 | By Dan Oko

Was there ever a better way to see the Texas countryside than from horseback? Even before cowboys became synonymous with the Lone Star State, the great Comanche horsemen of yesteryear discovered the advantages of riding steeds liberated from the herds that arrived in the desert Southwest with Spanish conquistadors.

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

April 19, 2017 | By Clayton Maxwell

Get even more summertime adventure ideas.

Hello summertime! We know it can get hot out there, but that’s no excuse to stay inside: Cool outdoor adventures in Texas abound.

Festive Frontier

November 13, 2016 | By E. Dan Klepper

During the holiday season, the fresh air and cheerful sunlit peaks of Fort Davis become all the more festive thanks to the town’s Frontier Christmas Festival.

Viva Big Bend!

July 8, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.

Big Luxury in the Big Bend

January 6, 2015 | By Kathryn Jones

When I first began traveling to Big Bend in the late 1980s, my introduction to lodging—other than a tent in the Chihuahuan Desert—was a room at the Gage Hotel in Marathon.

Texas Top 40 No. 20, Alpine/Fort Davis

April 7, 2014 | By

Separated by 24 miles on Texas 118, the towns of Alpine and Fort Davis provide the perfect launch pad for Big Bend excursions, but you don’t have to wander far to find some fun.

Daytripper: Fort Davis

February 1, 2014 | By

In the Davis Mountains of West Texas lies a small town that evokes equal parts frontier days and space age.

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

January 9, 2013 | By Terry Toler

This exchange happens often, and because I actually worked to build tourism in Marfa, it still surprises me that many folks—especially Texans—don’t know about Marfa. After all, it’s mentioned regularly in The New York Times as well as in countless international publications. Marfa is a regular stop for art pilgrims and patrons from all over the world, and the town serves as a getaway for celebrities and experienced travelers.

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

August 2, 2010 | By E. Dan Klepper

 
From under the porch shade of a peaceful, secluded, rock-faced getaway near Fort  Davis, the fading sunlight tangles with pastures and palisades, rising and falling along the mountain topography.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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