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Gearing up for Palestine's El Camino 205 bicycle tour

We rise before daybreak to a chorus of birdsong and pump up our tires. It’s the morning of my first…

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

Get even more summertime adventure ideas. Hello summertime! We know it can get hot out there, but that’s no excuse…

Nine-river Day

There’s something about the summer solstice that inspires adventure. As the official start of summer and the longest day of…

Big Thicket Drift

“It’s not too often that you just don’t have anything to do,” our guide remarked as we lounged on the…

The Art (and Fun) of Stacking Rocks

Michael Grab wades into the waist-high water of the Llano River in Central Texas, reaches down to the bottom, and…

9 Divine Hill Country Hikes

In the Texas Hill Country, the flat Gulf Coastal plains to the east and the Texas brush country to the…

Nature by Day … or Night

The sun is low and the gate guarded as we arrive at the south shore of Lewisville Lake, some 30…

Return to the Guadalupes

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger…

Silver Wings

Sara Beesley, director of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, thought she might have fallen prey to some…

A Desert Diverse

Resting in the shade next to a pool of clear water, I could almost forget that miles and miles of…

Texas Paddling Trails

Ready to hit the water? The Texas Paddling Trails program has you covered, with currently more than 60 designated inland…

Horse Sense

Old Gonzo doesn’t want to trot. At first we thought it was because he didn’t like walking behind Chili Bean,…
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