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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…

All Wet!: Blue Hole, Georgetown

This swimming hole lies just a few blocks from the quaint town square. A low dam on the South Fork…

All Wet!: Blue Hole, Wimberley

This tranquil pool on Cypress Creek first opened to the public in the 1920s. For several decades, it belonged to…

All Wet!: Hancock Springs, Lampasas

Under the light of the full August moon, tall shade trees throw shadows on the grass around Hancock pool, its…

All Wet!: Krause Springs, Spicewood

Lyle Lovett and Matthew McConaughey swam here. Robert Rodriguez filmed onsite. And countless families have created wonderful memories at this…

All Wet!: Fort Clark Springs, Brackettville

Also called Las Moras Springs, these fill a 300-foot-long pool, among the largest in Texas. There’s a separate pool for…
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