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Of Feathers and Hope

"'Hope’ is the thing with feathers,” wrote 19th-Century American poet Emily Dickinson in the opening line of her poem of…

Isle of Wonder

On a chilly December evening, the streets of Galveston’s historic Strand District are eerily still as a slow-moving fog rolls…

Haven for history

Houston businessman J.P. Bryan had been searching for the perfect site for a museum to showcase his immense collection of artifacts…

A Century of Seafood

Not even 10 years old when my parents treated me to my first meal at Gaido’s, the famous restaurant on…

Hello Beach! Where to Eat

Now that you're at the beach, where do you go to eat in Galveston, Bolivar Peninsula and South Padre Island?

Hello Beach!

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

Get Captivated

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…
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