Jordan Breal

A Fort Worth native, Jordan Breal is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and joined Texas Monthly in February 2005. As the magazines resident travel writer, she spends most of her time on the road in search of Texass most interesting sights, best hotels, and notable eats.
Jordan chronicles her adventures in her monthly column, The Wanderer, as well as a blog of the same name. She has also written about her home state for Fast Company, National Geographic Traveler, and Whole Living, among other publications.


Untroubled Waters

Drifting down the river—and through the shops and restaurants—in quiet but quirky Bastrop.

13 Summer Weekend Getaways

That's what summer boils down to: Thirteen opportunities to rip up your Friday-to-Sunday routine and go in search of adventure on the high plains. Or utter Relaxation along a languid East Texas river. Or cooler climes inthe historic heart of santa fe. Or the tastiest red enchiladas in El Paso. Or . . . well, you get the drift.

A Summer Weekend in Santa Fe

Strolling for hours through the Southwestern city that got away.

Diamonds Are Forever

Catch a day game, snag a foul ball, and yes, go for that third hot dog.

Greener Pastures

With its craft beers, kale smoothies, and vintage LPs, Dallas’s Lower Greenville stakes its claim as one of the state’s newest hip neighborhoods.

Can You Dig It?

Reading about old bones can be boring. Seeing them with your own eyes is a whole other story.

French Connection

Paris, Texas, has a lot more to offer than just jokes about its famous namesake. (But those are fun too.)

Lucchese Like a Fox

Our unofficial state boot maker works to reposition itself as a luxury brand.

A Room With a Brew

Even if you’re not staying the night, these five watering holes are worth a visit.

Bar None

Houston’s Market Square is one of the state’s most historical spots. Lately it’s also one of the hippest places in the country to get a drink.