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Unbridled Spirit

My horse Annie, a 16-year-old chestnut mare with soulful eyes and long lashes, relaxes her ears and ambles calmly toward…

DART Hopping

If your kids are like mine, they’re fascinated by trains. Perhaps it’s the powerful sound of the horn at crossings,…

One Enchanted Evening

I am enchanted by night sounds. I am aware of ambient noise always, but in my day-to-day life the buzz…

Daytripper: Grapevine

If you’ve ever visited Grapevine in December, then you know why it’s called the Christmas Capital of Texas.” However, year-round…

Helotes High

The waiter gave me a puzzled look when I asked that my chalupas be made with whole beans instead of…

Sunshine and Shipwrecks

Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the world, embodies some of the state’s most pleasurable assets, entertaining Texans with…

Hello Beach!

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

Reflections on Glass

On my last day of a weeklong stay in Port Aransas, I set off to find a souvenir to remind…

Get Captivated

While nothing matches meeting a wild sea turtle on a beach or in the ocean, coming face-to-face with one in…

Simply Palacios

An old, unlikely legend holds that Spanish sailors shipwrecked in Matagorda Bay saw a mirage of three sparkling palaces on…

The Road to Tradition

I know the goal of many travelers is to never visit the same place twice. It’s a big world and…

Grains of Inspiration

On a spring day, Lucinda Wierenga—better known on South Padre Island as “Sandy Feet”—puts the finishing touches on a multi-turreted…
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