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Swimming Holes

Our bodies are mostly water. Our primordial ancestors lived in it. Science tells us that looking at it lowers stress.…

All Wet! Barton Springs, Austin

This three-acre, 1,000-foot-long swimming hole beats as the literal and metaphorical heart of Austin. Ten to 80 million gallons of…

The Big Splash: Texas Swimming Holes

It’s Texas, and it is too darned hot! While the A/C offered in an office building might suffice for some,…

Sizzles like summer

Well, it's officially summer in Austin. The calendar begs to differ, I know, but I have my own criteria. One,…

Chill Out in Texas Swimming Holes

What do Texas Highways editors dream of on a torrid summer day? A dip in nearby Barton Springs, of course! Fed daily by some…
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