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Hello Beach!

After years of visiting Texas beaches whenever I could, this spring I made the leap and moved my family to…

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 Top 40 No. 19, Padre Island

The beaches of Padre Island are so inviting that inland lakes have been known to import loads of Padre sand…

3 Island Itineraries: For the Adventurous

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip ~ Couples Getaway ~ For the Adventurous

3 Island Itineraries: Couples Getaway

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip  ~  Couples Getaway  ~ For the Adventurous

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip

3 Island Itineraries: Family Trip  ~  Couples Getaway  ~ For the Adventurous

Dive In!: South Padre Island

On a diving trip this spring, I explored a ship’s observation wing and swam along its starboard navigation deck, stopping…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

Gulf Coast: Hidden Treasures

Nobody has ever dug up the hidden treasure that Jean Lafitte and his pirate pals supposedly buried somewhere on the…
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