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Set Sayles for Abilene

Making plans to see a friend’s art gallery show in downtown Abilene, I pounced on the opportunity to make it…

El Paso, Naturally

El Paso, the state’s westernmost and perhaps most historic urban center, has served as a crossroads of the Americas for…

Dive In!

Glinting pools of blue-green water. Rugged limestone bluffs, fuzzy with moss. A rope swing, knotted for better grip, looped over…

Get Away. Just Do It.

I’ve spent much of my adult life in search of the best places in Texas to do little or nothing…

Daytripper: Athens

Many travelers will spend thousands of dollars for a ticket to the Mediterranean to discover historic architecture, splash in blue…

Back to the Peninsula

As our ferryboat approaches the landing, three dolphins suddenly surface just beyond the jetty. I declare it a positive omen,…

Ski Waco!

On the two-hour drive from Austin to the Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco, I’ve been chattering away about my teenage…

McKinney Squared

Hot-pink roses bloom brilliantly in cement planters on all four corners of the historic downtown square in McKinney, where I’m…

Tubes O' Fun

When I first visited Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels as a teenager in the mid-1980s, the waterpark was just a few…

Beach Rituals

My addiction to Texas beaches began literally overnight. I was in my early 20s and in graduate school at the…
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