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Written by Lois Rodriguez

ETXBrewingSamplerJune Naylor’s trip to High Hill Farm in East Texas takes you to a retreat just a short drive into the woods outside of Tyler. On her return from that weekend escape, she poked around Tyler and found good shops, food and beverage — mostly new diversions, at that — well worth the trip into town. Put these on your Rose Capital must-do list soon.

SWT Wave Breaker Key Visual Final AdobeRGB LayeredMonday mornings can be difficult. To combat that first-day-of-the-week blues, we’ll give you something to anticipate with highlights of what’s upcoming and new in the world of Texas travel.

utopia uvalde mj 1We could hear the river before we could see it. My 11-year-old daughter, Carlisle, and I have arrived past dark at our cabin in Chalk Bluff Park in Uvalde and are seeking a peek of the Nueces River. We step off our front porch under a thick canopy of wind-bent live oaks, their branches so tangled we can’t tell where one tree ends and the other begins. But it’s just a little too dark to see; we can only hear that sweet sound of water gurgling over rocks. Standing barefoot on a carpet of oak leaves, my daughter and I relish the audible proof that yes indeed the Nueces runs a few dozen yards or so from our door, just as the friendly owner had promised at check-in. Then we turn back to our rustic cabin, the sole source of light against the dark country sky.

HighlandLakesyogaThe Hill Country around Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake is one of my favorite parts of the world. As a child, I had family that lived in the community of Buchanan Dam, and I spent many fun-filled summer days with them. Catching my first fish with Grandpa, seeing the Milky Way at night, and eating sweet, juicy watermelon before jumping into the refreshing waters of the lake all stand out as favorite memories.  

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Ever wanted to throw a birthday party for cowboys? This is your year. But be sure to have a cake big enough for 150 candles.

fullRes dallasMarquee160122 021I love trippin’ small towns, but sometimes a traveler has to go big. That’s exactly what I did on a recent trip to Dallas, better known as Big D. While this city may have gotten its reputation from big business and big hair, I found there’s so much more to this mega metropolis, including big flavor and big adventure!

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Monday mornings can be difficult. To combat that first-day-of-the-week blues, we’ll give you something to anticipate with highlights of what’s upcoming and new in the world of Texas travel.

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