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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: Oct. 20-22

Still haven't ironed out your weekend plans? We have plenty of fun event ideas that can take your mind to someplace new.
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Drink Alongside Cowboys at this Historic Watering Hole in Fort Worth

When friends and family visit me in Fort Worth, they ask to see the real Cowtown. Piece of cake, I say, and we head out…
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Haunted Hot Spots

In our October 2017 issue, we shed some light on Jefferson and Granbury's haunted history. But like Granbury, many Texas towns have their own share…
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Pet and Feed Donkeys at Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in San Angelo

Mark and Amy Meyers, the founders of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue near San Angelo, have made it their mission to change perceptions about donkeys one…
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Ground Control to Charlie Duke, Apollo Mission Astronaut of New Braunfels

Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and New Braunfels resident Charlie Duke is one of them. Duke became the 10th astronaut to walk…
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Rail-to-Trail Bicycling on the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway

A flash of bright green catches my eye, and I slam on the brakes, my bicycle kicking up gravel as I skid to a stop.…
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Ozona Outpost: Stop Off and Relax in Wide-Open Ozona

You get the idea of just how empty and remote the country around Ozona is when you learn that local officials installed a red light…
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No Fast Food Here! 3 Mom-and-Pop Eateries on I-45

Driving the 240 miles of Interstate 45 between Dallas and Houston reveals gentle changes in elevation, pastures in the north, pine forests farther south, and…
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Glamp in a Luxury Safari Tent near Weatherford

The ideal getaway experience doesn’t always involve traveling long distances to an elaborate resort, as I rediscover on a recent trip less than an hour…
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Hico

This little town southwest of the Metroplex may be small but it’s not lacking when it comes to Texas-size tripping. Hico’s history is mysterious, its…
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No Passport, No Problem: Authentic Mexican Fare at Austin’s Fonda San Miguel

Even before you step through the restaurant’s massive, hand-carved wooden doors, you’ve been transported to a place that usually requires a passport. A light breeze…
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Sightseer: Remote Retreat at Big Bend Ranch State Park

What: Fresno Ranch Where: Big Bend Ranch State Park When: Year-round Between 2006 and 2013, writer, photographer, and artist E. Dan Klepper—a contributing editor for…
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A Weekend in Pittsburg

In Pittsburg, the hot links are plump, mermaids abound far from the sea, and a Baptist preacher invented a flying contraption that got off the…
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If These Trees Could Talk

No historical marker indicates that this particular pecan tree near the grounds of the Texas National Guard Armory in northwest Dallas is special—just the fact…
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4 Must-See Fall Foliage Spots in Texas

I first witnessed Lost Maples State Natural Area in its full fall glory some 30 years ago. A childhood on the Texas coast and early…
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Thin Line Fest: Documentary Film Contest Rules

Thin Line Fest wants to see your True Texas Travel Experience. Produce a video (up to 10 minutes) and go for the prize for the…
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