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The Crown Pearl

Like many urbanites, my daily grind includes too much traffic and too many frazzled nerves. After one recent particularly hectic stretch, my husband John and…
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Happy Trails

The scene is wistfully familiar. As I pull off US 83 and into the stables at Elm Creek Ranch near Concan, there are a dozen…
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Daytripper: Round Rock

When visiting Texas’ capital city, some may be tempted to spend all of their time exploring within the confines of the famous Austin city limits.…
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Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

Italians have a saying, “Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto”—Eat well, laugh often, love much. This approach to life also sums up the 50-year history…
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Grounds for Discovery

I was 35 when I went to Paris for the first time, which coincided with my first cup of coffee. By the end of the…
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The Bee's Knees

On six acres overlooking the Pedernales River in Spicewood, bees come and go from 20 hives scattered around a field of wildflowers and oak trees.…
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New Driver

You wonder what they will remember. My son has traveled with me since he was an infant, making his first journey at the age of…
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Rambling Spirit

A comparison can be made of Van Horn, a dusty stop on the trek from Pecos to El Paso, and a barbed-wire fence stretched across…
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A Key to Understanding

I know a museum has triumphed when I leave a bit stunned, new realizations having just taken hold. Before my recent visit to the National…
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See the Sights... and Save

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…
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A Meteoric Blast

A meteor streaks across the pre-dawn sky, its long tail sparkling. Perhaps Chicken Little is right. The sky is falling. But what are the chances…
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New Alamo attraction

Remembering the Alamo is one thing, but a new San Antonio attraction promises visitors will get to better see what the 13-day battle was like.
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A Midtown Medley

From the late ’70s through the late ’90s, Houston’s Midtown area—a pie-shaped region south of downtown loosely bordered by Interstate 45 and US 59—was largely…
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Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations. And share you did—by…
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Readers' Choice: Texas' Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of…
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