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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…

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…
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