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5 Texas Cities Where You Can Discover Your Inner Science Geek

The Texas Gulf Coast, where the North American continent descends into the Gulf of Mexico’s salty waters, harbors a steamy…

Explore South Padre Island with a Drive up State Park Road 100

I get my first clear view of South Padre Island from the summit of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. At 85…

18 Places to Go in Texas in 2018

From El Paso to Galveston, uncover our top 18 travel must-dos for 2018.

Get Captivated

While nothing matches meeting a wild sea turtle on a beach or in the ocean, coming face-to-face with one in…

Grains of Inspiration

On a spring day, Lucinda Wierenga—better known on South Padre Island as “Sandy Feet”—puts the finishing touches on a multi-turreted…

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…

Texas International Fishing Tournament

We’re betting the fish will be biting as the Texas Gulf Coast plays host to a number of sportfishing tournaments…

Eye-Opening Journeys

We teach our children to share our world by involving them in our interests. For this columnist that meant making…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: South Padre

On the southern edge of Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a town that defies the typical “Texas” stereotypes.…

3 Island Itineraries

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

H2O-OOOOO

The city pool where I hung out as a youngster had a blue plastic slide, the kind that adorned most…
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