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The Venice of Texas

Just steps from San Antonio’s Main Plaza, established in the 18th Century and considered by many to be the heart…

9 Divine Hill Country Hikes

In the Texas Hill Country, the flat Gulf Coastal plains to the east and the Texas brush country to the…

Texas Bookish Destinations

Every fall the streets around the Texas State Capitol sprout huge white event tents, and crowds of booklovers—some 40,000 visitors…

Walking to the Water

My friend Callie and I had been hearing about Gorman Falls—the 70-foot waterfall that’s the centerpiece of Colorado Bend State…

Hauntings and History

It’s a warm evening, and I’ve joined a group of about 20 people gathering inside the breezeway of a two-story…

Exploring Graham

Traveling with a group of friends devoted to eating and exploring, I arrived in Graham on a sunny June day…

Magic Acts

On any given day, Mary Stamm performs minor (and not so minor) miracles in Dallas. Working as a concierge at…

Smile for fall frolics

Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls of all ages! The season of jack-o-lanterns, field mazes, spooky houses, trick-or-treating, and other fall…

Nature by Day … or Night

The sun is low and the gate guarded as we arrive at the south shore of Lewisville Lake, some 30…

Return to the Guadalupes

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger…

Daytripper: Alpine

While Texas may not have any alpine skiing or alpine snowshoeing, it has alpine trippin’, Texas-style.  This West Texas town…
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