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Living on Martindale Time

The pale green waters of the San Marcos River slip silently past my comfy spot on the shady deck. During…

Boot Camping

I’ve explored many remote locales across Texas, so most people assume that I’m a seasoned camper. But here’s the real…

The Ballad of Brownsville

As a crossroads city at the southernmost tip of Texas—and the state’s closest point to the interior of Mexico—it’s fitting…

A Desert Diverse

Resting in the shade next to a pool of clear water, I could almost forget that miles and miles of…

Always Talk to Strangers

I was in Tucson’s international airport circa 1984 on my way to Mexico to join a press trip being hosted…

Daytripper: San Antonio

You can’t blame folks for donning coonskin caps and partaking in the tourist tradition that is San Antonio’s River Walk.…

Texas Top 40 No. 3, Waco

For those unfamiliar with Waco, the little city in the heart of Texas might be tough to decipher.

Texas Top 40 No. 2, Denton

Forty minutes north of the rapidly growing cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the college town of Denton (population 121,000,…

Texas Top 40, No. 4 Big Bend

  Big Bend rewards patient travelers. “Patient” because not only does it take a long time to get here from…

Texas Top 40, No. 5 Hill Country

With a bounty of small towns, sparkling lakes and rivers, and wildflower-splashed pastures in spring, the Hill Country has inspired…

Take Comfort

Shoppers browse clothing racks inside a 19th-Century drugstore. Diners feast in a repurposed post office that was built in 1910.…
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