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Gap Time

Each visit to Buffalo Gap proves more rewarding than the last. This tiny burg (population about 460) sits in a…

National Parks, Refuges offer Fee-Free Days in 2016

Free access to national treasures? Yes. The National Wildlife Refuge System and National Parks Service have allotted fee-free days in…

Let them Eat Fruitcake ...

My family’s love affair with the chewy and crunchy good taste of Collin Street Bakery’s DeLuxe Fruitcakes began years ago…

Where Ye Meets Y'all

What if you could escape for a weekend not just to another place but another time?

State of Great

Fredericksburg can claim its delectable peaches and celebrate its status as the epicenter of Texas’ wine tourism. Not only that,…

Ghost Story

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

Sweet on Susie’s

The first thing I notice when I walk in the door at Susie’s South 40 Confections is the unmistakably sweet…

Daytripper: Grapevine

If you’ve ever visited Grapevine in December, then you know why it’s called the Christmas Capital of Texas.” However, year-round…

The Spice of Life

Around lunchtime on Galveston Island, there are few places I’d rather be than bellied up to the long, communal table…

A Texas Bucket List

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go…

A Day at the Beach

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf…

Counter Culture

I’m standing with my wife and young son in front of Nostalgia Antiques/Soda Fountain in Bowie, a town some 47…
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