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.


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.

InstaTexas: Looks Like Fall

It’s officially leaf-peeping season. Here’s where to catch the spectacular spoils of fall.

By the Starlight

You may go for the solitude, but in the stark expanses of far West Texas, you’ll still find plenty of friends.

The Texas Canon

Turns out the charming town of Gonzales is just as spirited as when it launched the Texas Revolution.

Southtown and Down

Remember the Alamo, but don’t forget San Antonio’s stately historic district and flourishing creative community.