All posts by Keith Kachtick
You may go without air conditioning or hot water, but the pretty Costa Rican village of Montezuma is so laid-back that you won't care.
For a laid-back coastal paradise that’s reminiscent of the Greek Islands in the seventies, pack a bathing suit and head to Montezuma, Costa Rica. But be forewarned: Half of the adventure is getting there.
Looking for inner peace, compassion for others, and a newfound spirit of generosity? More and more Texans are finding these things in Buddhism.
In today’s stressful times, Buddhism’s philosophy of peaceful detachment is resonating with more Texans than ever.
Want to hang out with hippies? Sip a Dead Canary Brew? Soak in a hot tub? Head for this New Mexico mining townbut please don't drink the water.
For an ideal long-weekend destination, try this dusty artists colony 25 miles south of Santa Fe. It’s a New Mexican version of Marfaonly a fraction of the size.
Dolphins, blossoming mangroves, white-sand beaches: Sailing a catamaran off the coast of this Caribbean country is an adventure in paradise.
I was lured to Central America by the promise of “unspoiled adventure travel.” After sailing for a week in the Caribbean, I can report that I wasn’t disappointed.
Terrence McNally has a new production, but the real drama is outside the theater.
A Texas playwright gets panned by Catholic conservatives.
When Austinite Louise Redd’s first novel was published, she thought the hard part was over. In fact, it was just beginning.
Getting published was supposed to be a cure-all, but for Austinite Louise Redd, it was just another chapter in the life of a struggling novelist.
Before he memorialized the Alamo, fifth-generation Texan Michael Lind made his name as a political writer by turning against the very conservatives who nurtured him.
Poetry about a 161-year-old battle is hardly what you’d expect from a high-minded political writer, but fifth-generation Texan Michael Lind has always been a maverick.
Country, rock, pop, folk: From one album to the next, Darden Smith’s songs don’t remain the same, and neither does he.
So what if consistency is the hallmark of the record business? As the chameleonlike career of Darden Smith suggests, you can go your own way.
When my mother moved to deep East Texas, I wasn’t surprised to hear her describe her new neighbors as colorful—but she never told me about the gallows.
A few days in the tiny East Texas hamlet my mom now calls home proved the old maxim: Entertainment value is inversely proportional to population size.
I encountered no vibrating tribesmen on my hike through the Andes, but by the time I left Peru, the spirits had definitely moved me.
Before my tortuous trek through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu, I was told I’d be changed by the experience. And, indeed, the spirits moved me.