road trip

A Son Says a Long Goodbye to His Dad’s Lexus

September 19, 2023 | By Greg Marshall

Weekend Getaways from El Paso: Van Horn and Sanderson

May 30, 2023 | By James Hernández

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

August 9, 2022 | By Ariel Castillo

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.

Texas Small Towns to Visit Now (From 2022)

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Spring Road Trips : From Kolaches to the Comanche to the Kings Highway

March 8, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Warm weather has arrived, and so has the urge for adventure. The first of our two-part spring road trips series takes you on three different journeys: a kolache trail that offers two different routes to find the delicious Czech pastry; a drive following the steel arrows that recall the 19th-century era of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker; and an overnight journey following the historic El Camino Real, also known as the King’s Highway.

A New Texan Traces John Steinbeck’s Path Through Texas

January 27, 2022 | By Madeleine Aggeler

Embark on Texas’ Great Pop Culture Pilgrimages

June 24, 2021 | By Kimya Kavehkar

From Horses to Model Ts To Pick-up Trucks, The History of Texas Transportation

April 29, 2021 | By John Lumpkin

24 Hours in the Life of Buc-ee’s, Texas’ Beloved Gas Station

April 29, 2021 | By Michael J. Mooney

From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley: In Search of What Unites Us As Texans

April 29, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

How One Woman Took a European Road Trip in Texas

September 14, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Pasadena resident Debbie Trainor wasn’t able to visit Italy this summer like she had planned. Even though COVID-19 made international travel unlikely this year, she still wanted to take a fun, safe trip with European flair. “There’s just so much to see in this big world,” she says. “I’ve got to do something.” That’s when she got the idea to take a trip around Texas visiting cities with European names. Among the cities she planned to visit were Moscow, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, and Vienna.

Take a Digital Texas Road Trip Through John Margolies’ Roadside America

August 17, 2020 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf and Peter Warren

My Favorite Texas Trip: To Grandmother’s House We Go

July 22, 2020 | By Amanda Ogle

Seeing that orange “W” logo about a mile before the Colorado River not only meant that we were eating at Whataburger for lunch, but that my grandma was there to meet us and drive me on to South Texas. I looked forward to spending time with my grandma every summer, as our laughs usually started when we got in her truck for the second leg of my trip.

Your Guide to the Perfect Texas Road Trip

April 30, 2020 | By Julia Jones

7 Texas Road Trips that Are All About the Journey

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Summer for Procrastinators: Lost Maples State Natural Area

June 27, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

Lost Maples is most often touted as a destination for viewing fall foliage, but the shade from the trees make the park a cooler and more comfortable hiking destination in the summer.

A Travel-Loving Mom Shares Her Road Trip Wisdom with Her Teenage Daughter

February 28, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Escape the Urban Freeway with a Motorcycle Jaunt Through the Hill Country

February 19, 2019 | By Dale Weisman

After a rainy spell, a sunny Sunday morning window opens up: a perfect day for a Hill Country ride. My motorcycle, a silver BMW sport-touring machine, is ready to roll. Jacket, gloves, and helmet on, I hit the ignition. The engine rumbles to life and warms up. I shift into first gear and ease through Austin’s Zilker Park.

33 Roadside Restaurants for Your Next Texas Road Trip

September 26, 2018 | By

Texas is vast, and the decisions are wide open when hunger strikes on those long hauls across the state. Sure, you could pull up to the nearest drive-thru window (again), but there’s nothing boldest or grandest about a bag of fast food—especially when exceptional mom-and-pop restaurants are dishing up affordable comfort a little farther down the line. Whether you’re hankering for a taste of home or the meal less traveled, sometimes you just need to get out of the car and into a diner booth.

A Scenic Detour off Interstate 10 Reveals Spectacular Views of the Pecos River Valley

August 26, 2018 | By

The best road trips allow time for detours off the beaten path. Though it can be tempting to choose the most expedient route, it’s often the “long-cuts” that make a trip memorable. One of our family’s perennial favorites is the Sheffield Loop, a 20-mile scenic drive on State Highway 290, just off Interstate 10 west of Ozona.

Readers Share Their Favorite Road Trip Memories with Mom

May 9, 2018 | By

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.

Sweet 16 (on Texas 16)

February 10, 2016 | By Melissa Gaskill

Many folks currently residing in Texas arrived only in the past few decades. And while those of us who go much farther back make every effort to educate these newcomers on important aspects of being a Texan, some things must be learned through experience.

The Journey Abides

December 15, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

US 90 traverses the prickly, sunbaked hills of Southwest Texas, crossing box canyons and dry creek beds as it links the occasional town, Border Patrol checkpoint, and roadside attraction. Though it may appear desolate at first, there’s a rare beauty to this rugged countryside, which has supported human life since the end of the last ice age.

Original Texas Road Trip

October 17, 2015 | By Randy Mallory

Just outside the quaint East Texas town of Mount Vernon, County Road 2025 stretches ahead like a postcard from the past.

Road Rules

September 8, 2014 | By Barbara Rodriguez

Autumn is my favorite season for a roadtrip. Obviously, cooler weather factors into my affection. Also, smaller crowds make for broader landscapes.

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