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All aboard the Ryan Express

Nolan Ryan doesn’t pitch much these days, unless you count the occasional honorary first toss, bits of sage advice for…

Folk Champions

There are things you expect to discover when you travel: new restaurants, unfamiliar expressions, off road attractions. I like to…

Get Away. Just Do It.

I’ve spent much of my adult life in search of the best places in Texas to do little or nothing…

Beach Rituals

My addiction to Texas beaches began literally overnight. I was in my early 20s and in graduate school at the…

New Driver

You wonder what they will remember. My son has traveled with me since he was an infant, making his first…

Enduring Love

It’s easy to love West Texas. The attractions of the Big Sky country are obvious. The openly bold landscape refuses…

Land Down Under

That great big park down in the yawning western expanse of our state is a gift for which every Texan…

Pan Dulce Dreams

Not all road trips are equal. That is especially true from a child’s perspective. A day’s drive to an amusement…

The Gift of the Getaway

Travel is the gift we give ourselves.

Little Turkey Day

Often where we travel and why is motivated by food, whether a journey charted to find new favorites or a…

Ghost Story

The once-bustling river port of Jefferson has been saluted for many things: the state’s first gas streetlights, one of the…

Lessons Learned

It’s a cliché by now. You don’t really know someone until you’ve traveled with them. Just because it’s a truism…
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