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Fun and Games on the Boardwalk

The newest addition to Galveston’s shoreline, the $60 million Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is futuristic by boardwalk standards, with…

Houston's Urban Nature

The Houston Astros got things on the right track back at the turn of this century, when the ball club…

3 Island Itineraries: For the Adventurous

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip ~ Couples Getaway ~ For the Adventurous

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip  ~  Couples Getaway  ~ For the Adventurous

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Bay Area Houston

How do you spend a single day exploring one of the largest cities in the United States?  Simple, you pick…

3 Island Itineraries

In summer, the Gulf of Mexico turns a vibrant blue-green at South Padre Island. On the shoreline, squealing children splash…

Galveston's Next Wave

I’ve always loved Galveston, and now I have a local connection. My boyfriend’s grandmother, Alba Collins, grew up in a…

Play by the Bay

Living within minutes of Galveston gives our family easy beach access,  so until recently I’ve neglected to show my children…

Port A Anytime

Childhood summer vacations spent on the sand at Port Aransas passed far too quickly. Even though my sisters and I…

Bayside Bliss

When a friend of mine in Houston bought a getaway house in Bacliff, on the western shore of Galveston Bay…

Ghosts of Galveston

In the 19th Century, tragedies washed over Galveston as regularly as the tides: deadly fires, yellow-fever epidemics, and hurricanes. Anecdotally,…

Whirring Dervishes: Hummingbirds

Texas is well known for its large concentrations of birds, butterflies, Mexican free-tailed bats, and more, and a lot of…
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