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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…

Reptilian Grace

Texans love sea turtles, and sea turtles love Texas. Five species—green, loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback, and Kemp’s ridley—have nested along our…

Daytripper: Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca lies on a stretch of the Texas coast between Galveston and Corpus Christi that often gets overlooked by…

A Texas Bucket List

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go…

A Day at the Beach

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf…

Retro Retreats

Tired from a long day of driving, we pulled up to the Antelope Lodge in Alpine and were transported into a 1940s-period…

Sacred Places

May can be the cruelest month for travel lovers. Spring break has come and gone. Summer vacation is but a…

Summer Groovin’

Quick, name a song about summer.
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