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Make a Splash with These 7 Quintessential Texas Rope Swings

 When Mother Nature doles up a summer afternoon so hot you need oven mitts to handle the steering wheel of…

Inspired by John Graves' "Goodbye to a River," a Writer Returns to Her Roots on the Guadalupe

For three days, the blue heron leads us downriver. In the mornings we push off in canoes through the olive…

A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying…

Explore the Historic Town of Victoria with Daytripper Chet Garner

Sitting in the middle of the Coastal Bend is a town that’s been around since before Texas was Texas. Visitors…

A Border Atmosphere, Smoking Chile Rellenos and Arts and Crafts Greet You in Laredo

A stroll across the San Agustín Plaza, just a few hundred feet from the Rio Grande in downtown Laredo, feels like…

The Blanco River May Very Well Inspire You to Take Home Local Art When Visiting Wimberley

Herb Smith, one of the many artists who call Wimberley home, fell in love with the village during an encounter…

The La Paz Bed and Breakfast in East Texas Makes for a Peaceful Getaway on the Angelina River

Paul Smith, co-owner of La Paz Bed and Breakfast in Jasper, turns his pontoon boat off the main stretch of…

Find Everything from Fishing Tackle to Live Blues Music and Guest Cabins at the Bend General Store

Bob Fullerton, known to most as “Bad Bob,” was hunting wasps the first time I visited the general store he owned…

Make a Date with Mother Nature on the Pecos River

When you launch a kayak on the lower Pecos River, you’ve made a five-day date with Mother Nature.

Trails in Guadalupe Mountains and San Antonio Get Federal Recognition

  The Department of the Interior has named 19 new national recreation trails, and Texas is home to two of…

10 Things Dad Would Actually Want to Do on Father’s Day

Treat dad to a weekend of family fun and adventure with these Father's Day events across the state.

There’s Nothing but a Beach on St. Jo Island, but What More Do You Need?

When Hurricane Harvey struck last summer, it made landfall on San José Island, a coastal retreat where U.S. presidents have…
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