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.

Stories

Straight From the Art

From Fort Worth’s Kimbell to Houston’s Menil, Texas’s museums are home to some of the world’s most important paintings and sculptures. To devise a list of our ten greatest works on view, we asked more than sixty curators, gallery owners, critics, and other insiders for their favorites.

Girl Gone Wild

How I learned to (sort of) love camping.

The Yellow Cheese Hall of Fame

Mex-Mex has the purist vote wrapped up, but these Tex-Mex bastions win hands down when it comes to comfort food and customer loyalty.

In Our Backyard

The faces—and voices—of eighteen Texans who are living the debate over illegal immigration.

Breaking Away

Quick! You still have time to get in a great vacation before school starts and summer ends. And with this handy—and extremely thorough—guide to five perfect trips, all you need to do is fill up the tank, buckle up the kids, and go.

Fear Factor

If you really want to scare your boots off this Halloween, take a look at these eight places, which our bloodcurdling, hair-raising, nerve-racking research has determined to be the state’s spookiest.

Whatastory

How a modest Corpus Christi burger stand became a Texas icon.

That’s the Spirit

Not that you’re looking for an excuse, but these five original cocktails concocted by Texas bartenders using local liquors are a thoroughly acceptable reason to pour yourself a drink. Or three.

Saturday Night

From a honky-tonk in Odessa to a Catholic church in Houston, there’s one night of the week when you’re guaranteed to find Texans at their snappiest.

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