Where to Stay in 2024: West Texas

January 2, 2024 | By

2023 in Photos: A Year of Exploring Texas

November 21, 2023 | By

A Desert Getaway in Terlingua for the Escape Artist

August 22, 2023 | By Carlie Tise

The Sky Never Ends in Terlingua

August 22, 2023 | By TH Staff

Voices From Both Sides Festival Reunites Towns Along the Rio Grande

May 10, 2023 | By Sarah M. Vasquez

Growing up, West Texas resident Martie Garcia frequently traveled between the U.S. and Mexico to visit family through an informal crossing on the Rio Grande River.

Spend a Weekend Getaway at One of These Quirky Vacation Rentals

November 15, 2022 | By Layne Van Vranken

If there’s anything positive that came out of the pandemic, it’s certainly a newfound passion for travel within one’s own state where there are a plethora of creative, quirky, and design-inspired residences to stay in, usually in small towns tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

A Runner Sets Out to Experience the Variety of Texas’ Competitive Trail Runs

October 27, 2022 | By Jennifer Stewart

What the Heck is a Ghost Town?

September 29, 2022 | By Scott Bedgood

A Look At Terlingua’s Chili Origins

September 29, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

The so-called Great Chili Confrontation started on Oct. 21, 1967, when journalists H. Allen Smith and Wick Fowler met in Terlingua for a cookoff to decide who could make the best chili.

Flying Kites Over the Stark Chihuahuan Desert Landscape

October 28, 2021 | By

The Texas Travel Industry Is Making A Comeback

October 28, 2021 | By Michael Hardy

Willow House in Terlingua Offers Out-of-This-World Views

March 25, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Daytripper Heads Out West to Terlingua

December 24, 2020 | By

Each fall, thousands of chili superfans from far and wide descend on this West Texas town for the famed Terlingua International Chili Championship.

Small-Town Business Spotlight: Desert Sports Outfitter in Terlingua Paddles Through COVID-19

August 25, 2020 | By E. Dan Klepper

It’s summertime and the Big Bend’s coolest outfitter, Desert Sports, is feeling the heat—even more than a typical August in the Chihuahuan Desert.

The 1 on 1 on 1 Livestream Music Festival Offers a Virtual Celebration of Big Bend Culture

April 30, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

If you miss the sound of musicians picking on front porches and playing at bars and restaurants around Big Bend, tune into the 1 on 1 on 1 Livestream Music Festival this Saturday and Sunday.

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

February 6, 2020 | By Julia Jones and Kimya Kavehkar

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.

5 Remote Retreats in Texas

October 31, 2019 | By

Whether your idea of getting away includes four-star meals or a retro camper in a dense forest, these five escapes promise serenity and seclusion

Going Green in the Desert: Terlingua’s Sustainability Festival Highlights Green Living and Dark Skies

October 14, 2019 | By Karen Hoffman Blizzard

Held Oct. 26-27 at Terlingua Ghost Town, the 11th annual Terlingua Green Scene Sustainability Festival will feature a theme of “Save our Stars” and demonstrations on reducing light pollution

Basecamp Terlingua Adds New Luxury Bubble to Unique Lodging Options

July 25, 2019 | By Sarah M. Vasquez

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.

Pendery’s in Fort Worth Has Been Creating Exotic Spices and Chile Blends for 150 Years

July 24, 2019 | By Susan L. Ebert

Step beneath the top hat logo gracing the dormer over the front porch of Pendery’s World of Chiles and Spices in Fort Worth, close your eyes, and breathe deep: Intermingled fragrances from exotic lands flood your olfactories—perfumed Sri Lankan cinnamon; pungent Iranian cumin; sultry Jamaican allspice; smoky Spanish paprika; and chiles, lots and lots of chiles.

Terlingua Hosts the World’s First Sotol Festival

May 2, 2019 | By Laurel Miller

Nearly 1,000 attendees learned about the native spirit with tastings and more

La Kiva Restaurant Helps Heal the Terlingua Community

January 31, 2019 | By John Davidson

On the banks of Terlingua Creek, a ramp leads down into La Kiva, one of the most famous bar/restaurants in the Big Bend area. In Hopi culture, a kiva is an underground chamber used for religious and political meetings. But this kiva is a meeting place for the dreamers, lost souls, river guides, and tourists who are drawn to the old mining town and surrounding desert.

Where to Find 4 Hidden Gems off Big Bend’s Beaten Path

January 31, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Jaw-dropping hikes like the Window Trail and South Rim draw visitors back to Big Bend National Park year after year. But with 1,252 square miles to roam, the park also teems with trails less traveled. Many visitors stick to five or six popular trails, but for hikers who want to go farther, go wilder, and get off the beaten path, park officials recommend these four secluded options.

A New Texan Finds Beauty and Solitude Amongst the Living and the Dead in Terlingua

January 30, 2019 | By Edward Carey  Illustrations by: Edward Carey

I live 4,900 miles away from England, where I was born, on any day of the week. But on that day, home was getting farther away still. It’s not just the eight-hour drive with my family from Austin, where we now live, to Terlingua. It’s something else, something farther than the distance … everything is left behind en route.

Why Every Woman Should Take a Solo Road Trip

November 28, 2018 | By Sarah Hepola

Desert Awakening

February 1, 2014 | By E. Dan Klepper

La Posada Milagro Guesthouse and Casitas, an eclectic restoration of historic stone architecture located in the Big Bend ghost town of Terlingua, rises above a desert floor dotted with greening acacias, blooming yuccas, and flowering stems of tri-colored mustard.

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