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Seen and Heard

My kids and I are near the end of the 1½-mile Wood Duck Trail at the Heard Natural Science Museum…

The Zoo Scoop

I’ll confess that I have never been a big zoo fan—until recently, that is. I blame the small, sad zoos…

Pop Out and About

After he turned 80, it was difficult to get my Pop to leave the house. I found it hard to…

Austin, Je T’aime

It all started with a trip gone awry. My mom scheduled a much-anticipated French getaway to Paris with an old…

The Sound of Silence

I grew up in a family devoted to road-trips, but they were not just a vacation thing. Weekends often found…

One Crazy Camping Trip

In the October 2013 issue of Texas Highways, Babs Rodriguez’s account of a fall fishing getaway shows how so many…

Eye-Opening Journeys

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

Art for All

Houston suffers from no shortage of museums, but I’ve always thought of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as the…

The Austin Experience: Go Kiddo

Jill Lawless’ grade-schooler runs a tight ship. Here’s her kid’s dream day downtown.

Tips for Camping with Kids

1. Expect the unexpected Whether traveling alone or with preschool companions, that’s one rule campers and parents alike ought to…

Child in the Wild

We camped near a dry creek bed in Davis Mountains State Park, my daughter Ursula tucked into her junior-sized sleeping…

Fort Worth With Kids

My grandson Garrett, 11, climbs onto Pecos Bill, a surprisingly docile, brown-and-white Longhorn stationed in front of the Livestock Exchange…
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