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Window on Texas: Shooting Liquids in Bottles

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith demonstrates a simple technique to make liquids in bottles glow without causing flash glare.…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Bay Area Houston

How do you spend a single day exploring one of the largest cities in the United States?  Simple, you pick…

Follow the Frio

  As I climbed down from the Quarter Horse, it occurred to me that the Hill Country trail ride had…

3 Island Itineraries

In summer, the Gulf of Mexico turns a vibrant blue-green at South Padre Island. On the shoreline, squealing children splash…

Galveston's Next Wave

I’ve always loved Galveston, and now I have a local connection. My boyfriend’s grandmother, Alba Collins, grew up in a…

Tips for Camping with Kids

1. Expect the unexpected Whether traveling alone or with preschool companions, that’s one rule campers and parents alike ought to…

Window on Texas: Architecture Photography

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith finds some new angles on taking photos of architecture. Recorded near Schulenburg, Texas.

Swimming Holes

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

All Wet!: Hamilton Pool Preserve, Travis County

Thousands of years of erosion formed the collapsed lime-stone grotto and canyon into which Hamilton Creek feeds before flowing three-quarters…

All Wet! Comal Springs, New Braunfels

The largest group of artesian springs in Texas, Comal Springs includes at least seven outlets that flow through limestone fissures,…

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…

All Wet!: San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea State Park

Standing on the high dive—one of few left these days—I can see the bottom of this 25-foot-deep pool through water…
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