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A Texas Bucket List

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go…

A Day at the Beach

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf…

Retro Retreats

Tired from a long day of driving, we pulled up to the Antelope Lodge in Alpine and were transported into a 1940s-period…

Sacred Places

May can be the cruelest month for travel lovers. Spring break has come and gone. Summer vacation is but a…

Summer Groovin’

Quick, name a song about summer.

Daytripper: Lubbock

Lubbock earned its nickname as the “Hub City” by being the center of activity for generations of Texans living in…

The Smallest Gifts

The 10-minute drive from our house in McAllen to Quinta Mazatlan, one of the most popular sites in the Rio…

By Lake and by Land

On a late spring day in a quiet corner in south-central Texas, wispy clouds saunter across a stark blue sky…

Park Place

Making my case for Houston as an outdoors destination comes with its challenges. Though many people think of the city…

Out of this World!

We don’t want to accidentally launch anything, so don’t touch any buttons,” says David Cisco, a former spacecraft technician who…

Urban Spark

Visiting my Houston cousins a few years ago, I joined them for a late-afternoon trip downtown to sip wine at…
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