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

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…

Grand by Design

A spotlight pierces the darkened theater as an acoustic guitarist fingerpicks the opening notes of a tune. Tonight’s star, nattily…

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

Outdoor ice skating in Galveston? You got it. The skating rink is just the tip of the iceberg at the…

Texas Haunt Spots

On Halloween, we're reminded of the ghostly gathering spots and spooky stories, but those haunting tales and hot spots are…

This and Kombucha, Too!

Though my vacation dining plans usually involve lots of rich eating, I decided to mix things up on a recent…

Amazing Altitudes

One of the greatest values of travel is that it affords us a new perspective on the world. When we…

Texas Top 40 No. 15, Galveston

With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape.

For the Love of the Lyric

Among the many good reasons to visit downtown Galveston, one of the more obscure, but best, is a passion for…

Penguin Picassos

A frequent visitor to Galveston, I’m used to sighting sea turtles, dolphins, wading birds, pelicans, and even penguins. Penguins? 

Oil spill closes Galveston-Bolivar Ferry

The Galveston-Bolivar ferry remains closed Monday morning as a result of an oil spill in Galveston Bay. The Texas Department…

Sweet Shop Can Bring Out Your Inner Child

Staring wide-eyed at neatly stacked rows of chocolate truffles, blocks of creamy fudge, and chocolate-dipped pretzels, I’m in awe. And…
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