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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 approach-es 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…

Finding the Middle Ground

Over the years, we’ve taken a few trips out to West Texas as a family, and our parental choices as…

Finding your thrill

I sat cross-legged in the sandy dirt at the foot of a blueberry bush at a pick-your-own farm called Blueberry…

Two-Wheel Touring

Lucky us: A brilliantly sunny morning greets us on the day we plan to see Galveston by bicycle. It’s been…

Day With the Dolphins

A sleek, gray bottlenose dolphin briefly breaks the surface of the water in a smooth, rolling motion. From my perch…
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